Let women choose to do NS

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Should women be allowed to enter NS?

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No
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None of my biz
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Let women choose to do NS

Postby KSP » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:20 am

What do you think? Should women be allowed to enter NS?

I wonder how useful it will be to allow women that option though... afterall, if women really wanted to experience NS, they can just join the army on full pay..

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Let women choose to do NS, says female focus group]

ALLOW women to do national service - and no, this is not a call from a group of disgruntled men.

Instead, the suggestion that women should be allowed to volunteer for NS came from the first all-female focus-group discussion on how to strengthen the commitment to national service.

The 54 women, of between 19 and 60 years old, taking part yesterday said NS is a critical rite of passage and females should not be left out.

Instead of the usual two years, they can serve shorter NS stints of between six months and a year, and be able to choose between combat and administrative, logistics, or nursing jobs.

Sales manager Estelle Lek, who has a 13-year-old daughter, said she likes the discipline and sense of responsibility that NS can instil.

"It's not just a man's job. Any Singaporean, regardless of gender, should be able to do his or her part to keep the country safe and stable."

Business development manager Melissa Tan was lukewarm about having women volunteers. "We also have so much to worry about, including starting a family and having children. Is NS the only way to show we are doing our part for the country?"

But real estate agent Lucie Tan, 53, said: "If women have the chance to experience what NS is really like, they may like it and more may choose it as a career."

http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20130724-439439.html

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Re: Let women choose to do NS

Postby dolphinsiah » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:28 am

Yes, I support let women choose to do NS.

女人能顶半边天 :xedfingers:

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Re: Let women choose to do NS

Postby Sun_2010 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:37 am

Yes, I support too.

But a good framework will be needed to include them.

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Re: Let women choose to do NS

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:39 am

dolphinsiah wrote:Yes, I support let women choose to do NS.

女人能顶半边天 :xedfingers:


I also support... but only if the men also get to choose if they want to do NS too... :wink:

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Re: Let women choose to do NS

Postby Sun_2010 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:07 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:
dolphinsiah wrote:Yes, I support let women choose to do NS.

女人能顶半边天 :xedfingers:


I also support... but only if the men also get to choose if they want to do NS too... :wink:

expected this post from the gentlemen here, but not from you Chief :pokeeye:

So you prefer "mandatory NS for men and no NS for women" to "mandatory NS for men and optional NS for women" ?

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Re: Let women choose to do NS

Postby dolphinsiah » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:27 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:
dolphinsiah wrote:Yes, I support let women choose to do NS.

女人能顶半边天 :xedfingers:


I also support... but only if the men also get to choose if they want to do NS too... :wink:


Yes, I forsee one day Men will also get to choose if they want to do NS...why not!!! :wink:

When Singapore Get Our first Lady PM lor :please:
When More Men Opt to stay at home to be Full Time HouseHusband :rahrah:

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Re: Let women choose to do NS

Postby Mawar » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:30 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:
dolphinsiah wrote:Yes, I support let women choose to do NS.

女人能顶半边天 :xedfingers:


I also support... but only if the men also get to choose if they want to do NS too... :wink:


When boys get to choose, we can scrap the NS altogether. How many would serve?

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Re: Let women choose to do NS

Postby Sun_2010 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:32 am

Mawar wrote:
ChiefKiasu wrote:
dolphinsiah wrote:Yes, I support let women choose to do NS.

女人能顶半边天 :xedfingers:


I also support... but only if the men also get to choose if they want to do NS too... :wink:


When boys get to choose, we can scrap the NS altogether. How many would serve?


Not necessarily.

Some want to do
May case of tiger mum at home :laugh:

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Re: Let women choose to do NS

Postby KSP » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:38 am

Mawar wrote:
ChiefKiasu wrote:
dolphinsiah wrote:Yes, I support let women choose to do NS.

女人能顶半边天 :xedfingers:


I also support... but only if the men also get to choose if they want to do NS too... :wink:


When boys get to choose, we can scrap the NS altogether. How many would serve?


if NS for boys become optional, how many parents will opt for it?

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Re: Let women choose to do NS

Postby limlim » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:19 pm

No.

If not enuff pple, just extend NS to 2.5 years lor..... :evil:

It used to be 2.5 yrs anyway.

If they are enlisted to do other support stuff.. like admin/healthcare etc.. it's a different story..

but if it is to be a soldier.. That's quite ridiculous.

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