I came by this column by accident as I was surfing the TODAYonline site for more details about the man who claims to have lost $26 million at the Resorts World Sentosa casino, a story that was broken by Conrad Raj, a long time acquaintance.
It was during that surf that I picked up the column by no less than the senior creative director of 98.7FM and Lush 99.5, Georgina Chang!
She kicked off her article with this attention grabbing paragraph: “Im not shy about my body. I’ve no qualms about stripping in front of a new boyfriend. In fact, I insist on having a bit of light in the bedroom to see what’s going on. I don’t have – and have never had – a fantastic body. But I do know that when there’s no other basis for comparison, it’s the hottest thing he’s viewing at that moment.”
I’m no prude! And old enough to know that pre-marital sex, adulterous sex and same sex happen all the time, in Singapore or elsewhere.
But to read the words in bold (my emphasis) from what is one of Singapore’s family newspapers, not Cosmopolitan or Penthouse, is quite an eye-opener.
I wonder what our dear Ministry for Information, Communications and the Arts or Mica and the Mediacorp board have to say about this: a senior member of a government backed newspaper and broadcaster, and arguably an opinion leader for youths, being so candid about her private life?
Is this how young girls in Singapore are being groomed to behave with boy friends, especially a new one? Show all, with the lights on?
Oh sure, the thrust of Georgina Chang’s article is to encourage women to be comfortable with their appearance.
But if I have a daughter, I would rather she is a devotee of Dr Martin Huang than be set on the road to become another Annabel Chong!