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Asian/Asian-American Women, what is you opinion regarding these laws?

Most people don't realize that while Asia has had a history of gender equality issues, there are also issues related to men's rights as well. Currently Asian countries, particularly Singapore, have numerous laws protecting women AND only women and/or potentially giving them an advantage. I would like to know what Asian/Asian-American women think about these laws.

What is your ethnicity/ancestral history (you may choose more than one)?

0% (0) Chinese (mainland origin)
30% (3) Taiwanese
20% (2) Hong Kong
0% (0) Macau
30% (3) Japanese
0% (0) Chinese Singaporean
0% (0) Tamil Singaporean
0% (0) Malay Singaporean
0% (0) Malay (from Malaysia)
0% (0) Indonesia
40% (4) United States
10% (1) Korean
0% (0) Mongolian
0% (0) Canadian

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What is your age range?

36% (4) 18-25
36% (4) 26-35
9% (1) 36-45
0% (0) 46-55
18% (2) 56+

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What country do you currently reside in: _____

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What is your current occupation and highest education received?

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Do you speak at any level an Asiatic language (i.e. Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, etc.)?

88% (8) yes
11% (1) no

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If you do speak any Asiatic language, at approximately what level are your speaking skills? If you know more than 1 language, pick your best one.

0% (0) very little. I know a few words and phrases
37% (3) Some. I would be able to travel to that country and get by successfully as a tourist, but nothing more (i.e. ordering food, talking to a taxi driver, buying souvenirs)
12% (1) Low Fluency. I am able to converse but only in certain controlled situations and my vocabulary is still low enough were I may miss some uncommon words. However, I am able to do all necessities in that language (i.e. describe situations, give directions, give orders, understand concepts when spoken quickly by a native speaker). However, I still struggle with more advanced concepts of the language.
12% (1) medium fluency. Low fluency but with a greater vocabulary range and able to converse in a wider variety of topics and situations.
12% (1) High fluency. I have fluency near that of a native speaker and am able to converse fluently in that language in any situation at a level near or at that of a native speaker. I also commonly think in this language. Furthermore, I can debate abstract concepts and the only possible sign I am not a native speaker is a slight, but usually unnoticeable accent difference. I could also be a native speaker, but may have forgotten some words if I moved to an English speaking country years ago.
25% (2) Native fluency. The language is my native language and I understand it much better than english. I am a native speaker that currently uses this language on an everyday basis.

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What are your thoughts on Singapore and Malaysia only caning men? Singapore regularly canes men (up to 24 strokes in one session for crimes) but does not cane women. Also, in schools only boys are allowed to receive corporal punishment.

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Many teachers in Malaysia want the government to allow girls to receive corporal punishment as well due to behavioral issues. Do you agree with them? Why or why not?

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South Korea, up until a few years ago, commonly used corporal punishment on both boys and girls pretty much equally (though maybe more on boys due to boys having more behavioral issues statically speaking). Korea in now trying to rid schools of corporal punishment. However, do you agree with Korea's stance that both boys and girls should be punished equally? Why or why not?

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10 years ago, South Korea declared benefits received to former draftees (all men serve 2 years in the army) were unconstitutional on the grounds of gender equality. The benefits gave the men extra points on a civil service exam used to determine who got government jobs. Assuming the draft remains open only to men (women can volunteer as officers) do you think men should get these points?

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Singaporean men must serve 2 years in the army and 10 years in a reserve force where they must abandon work for 2 weeks (at least) every year for training. The Singaporean army does not train its conscripts that hard (easier training then that female army soldiers will receive at Boot Camp) and has been accused of being more for propaganda then military need (among conscripts). Should women be required to do some form of military or national service program?

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Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and South Korea all require men to undergo military service. Does military service for men only help or hurt gender equality in these countries. For example, does it give women an advantage due to the time spent in the army or does it give men an advantage because they showed they are more capable?

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The Women's charter of Singapore requires that 50% of marital assets go to the wife NO MATTER WHAT. DO you think this law is unfair. Many have blamed it for women quitting their jobs at marriage since their is no longer an incentive to make money. Also, Singaporean law usually favors the wife in a divorce and will usually not give 50% of the wife's assets to the husband.

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Malaysia has female taxis, and female subway cars for women. South Korea has female only parking spots (that are larger cause the Seoul government thinks women can't drive) in Iksan. What do you think of these policies?

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Most Asian countries only recognize rape as a crime that can be committed by men. Is this fair? Why or why not?

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A recent high school hazing incident in South Korea made many Singaporean netizens comment that girls would never be involved with something like this in Singaporean. Should women receive special treatment when it comes to hazing prevention?

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What are your personal experiences with gender discrimination?

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How do you think men are effected by these laws? Do you find men from these countries more sexist, caring, chivalrous, etc.?

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Question for Asian-American women only: America for the most part does not have these laws (though de facto policies sometimes mirror them). As an Asian-American woman, do you find it harder or easier to succeed in the career world in the US or in Asia?

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Recent polls have shown that Singaporean women despite having a high earning power generally expect men to pay on dates more so than other Asian women (called the 5 Cs: Cash, Car, Condo, Country Club, Credit Card). Why do you think this is?

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Recent polls have also shown that men in Korea and men in Singapore have similar feelings to women joining the army even though the Korean army is much harder and has had a history of abuse issues. Why do you think this is?

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Do you think Asian/Asian-American men are more sexist than other men? If so, how?

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What are your expectations of a boyfriend? (monetary, paying for dates, income, age, etc.)

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What is your overall opinion of these laws/policies?

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This poll was created on 2011-11-30 20:12:53 by Poll Maker 100
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