Commentary

Children: To have, or not to have?

Women continue to find themselves disproportionately shouldering larger childrearing and homemaking responsibilities, despite the rise in dual-income households. How has this affected women’s decisions on child-rearing?

Commentary

Can we be anti-work, Singapore?

Workaholic. Overworked. These are the two most common terms describing Singapore’s intense work culture. We hear about new strategies from nap pods to employee well-being days but none of them addresses the real question:

Can we truly reimagine the nature of work?

Commentary

Is NUS Ready for an Interdisciplinary Education?

From specialists to generalists, NUS’s recent announcements have been all about one thing — an interdisciplinary education. As first-year students of recently merged College of Humanities and Sciences get ready to start the new semester, and NUS’s recent announcement of the new dean of the Yale-NUS and USP merger, questions about whether the university is aptly prepared for providing interdisciplinary education are increasing. Ignite’s Sorfina writes that perhaps, more can be done.

Commentary

Covid-19: The Virus Taking Away Our Civil Liberties

The measures used to contain Covid-19 have the potential to erode basic human freedoms and civil liberties in our society. In fact, it’s possible to argue that it has already done so in many ways.

But if we don’t discuss what is happening, we’re creating the potential for a never-ending cycle of compliance to be part of society and erode our human rights, Ignite’s Gerald discusses in his newest commentary.