A Malay schoolgirl’s chronology of class and race

by Sya Taha _ In Secondary Two, after sports training, a friend said she could give me a lift in her father’s car. When I got in, I looked at the driver – it was not her father but a middle-aged Malay man. * In Primary One, I was called to see the English teacher.…

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In commemoration of International Day of Zero Tolerance from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, Beyond the Hijab will be running a 6-part series of blog posts by women living in Singapore about their thoughts and reflections on the practice of female circumcision in Singapore. Let’s Talk about “Sunat Perempuan” Leave Them Alone My Body…

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