All posts tagged: Law

Magna Carta World Tour

I’m excited, not only because this is an 800-year-old literal ‘piece’ of law — one of only four surviving copies– but also because the last time English law came round these parts, they left us with s377 and other such delights of the Penal Code, which we have tweaked just a little bit so that gay sex is now sandwiched between sex with corpses and animals.

Nipple-less pro wrestling

I can’t remember if it was in primary school or secondary school, when we were on the football/rugby field, and when sledging was de rigeuer but mostly harmless. Things like “Your momma must be ugly cos you ugly too” were tossed back and forth. And it took a real sporting talent to come up with a killer taunt/sledge. (The all-time prize goes to Zimbabwean cricketer Eddo Brandes, who when the legendary Australian bowler Glenn McGrath inquired of him with full intent to insult, “Why are you so fat, you fat cunt?”, very quickly but calmly came back with, “Because every time I fuck your wife, she gives me a biscuit”.) But on our humbler, less talented playing fields, the winner as far as I remember, was this response to a typical “Yo Momma” taunt that sent every player from either team rolling on the grass: “You… you… you… Your Mother No Nipple!” OK, I was only reminded of that because of this mildly interesting post about a Pro-Wrestling poster in Florida which has had the …

Repeal s377A

I’d think of something funny to write about anything, but this isn’t one of the times that warrants any nonsense. I cut and paste for you an open letter to the Prime Minister which I hope you will read, then click on the link to the site, and then add your name to the list. I also hope you put your real name, occupation and constituency, just to give it a bit more weight. Why repeal s377A? I reckon, at least, for the same reasons the other provisions of s377 were repealed – such as the provision for ‘marital immunity‘, for when a husband rapes a wife. Repugnant, no? I urge you, go to the site, sign the letter. Else we risk being citizens of the most irrelevant backwater, and a really small one at that. Thank you. The Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister’s Office Orchard Road Istana Singapore 238823 Subject: Abolition OF Section 377A, Penal Code Dear Prime Minister, As a citizen of Singapore, I write to appeal to your …