Law and gender: an emerging fault line in social cohesion?
Date of Issue2016-04-19
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
In an extraordinary twist to the gender equality rhetoric, a woman escapes a stiffer sentence for sexual assault because the law under which she was charged “does not cover women as offenders”. The case signals a need for Singaporeans to look more comprehensively at how to maintain social cohesion and secure the homeland.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 089-16
Nanyang Technological University