I'm sure most of you are aware now of the latest sex scandal in Singapore. 40 over men charged in court for having sex with an underage girl. Plus more and more men are being investigated/charged each day, the numbers are fast growing.
Apparently, prostitution is legal in Singapore but not when the girl is under 18.
Firstly, I feel... whether she's 17 or 18 is pretty arbitrary. Like... when she's 17, it's illegal to pay her for sex (but perfectly legal to have sex with her and not give her a cent.. since she's over 16, the legal age for consensual sex in Singapore)..... but a few months later when she hits 18 it's perfectly fine to pay her for sex? Come on... not as if these men were having sex with 11 year old children!
These men were not raping her. It's a business transaction, fair and simple. But at the same time, I don't like the idea of it. I'm against prostitution, no matter what their age. It makes me feel very uneasy.
I would love to live in a Utopian world where men only had sex with their wives, and no one cheated, and prostitution didn't even exist. But that's just wistful thinking.
The things is... although I don't condone cheating... and I would kick my (future) husband in the balls if he were one of them.... I think they should not be charged in court for this. The girl clearly lied about her age. It's not like they knew she was 17, and then paid her for sex anyway.
It is the escort agency/pimp who should be held responsible and charged. The girl herself should also be charged for lying and prostituting herself while underage... but I think she won't because she'll be protected under the Women's Charter ..... kwa kwa kwa the world is unfair isn't it.
Who goes to a prostitute and then asks to check her NRIC, anyway?
One of my pet peeves is seeing most of the men cover up and run in and out of court like clowns... who are they hiding from? Their names and details have already been made very public. Only a few walked in to face the music with (some sort of) dignity.... like Howard Shaw and that former school principal guy.
|Is this your husband or father or son or brother? I feel sorry for you :(
Anyway, here is the list of men charged in court so far
|He's a former school Principal. And the only one who pleaded Guilty.
Well.. hopefully men will think twice.. or thrice before indulging in such vices from now on... it's not worth the shame and the detriment to your career and/or marriage.... Don't be a fool!
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