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Kirsten Han

Kirsten Han

A Singaporean independent journalist, activist, and cat slave.

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We have Racist Spectacles, but where is the national reckoning?

Milo Peng Funders keep this newsletter running, as well as supporting my other independent writing and civil society work, so please become one if you can! You can also tip me on my Ko-Fi page. HAPPY PINK DOT DAY! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ Here's how you can be part of Pink Dot 13. Covid-19

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Thread: How I came up with the Kaya Toast Mini-Mentorship Initiative

This is a compilation of this thread, published on Twitter on 11 June 2021. Catch up on my chat with @splicenewsroom this morning via this recording! 👇🏼 If you missed this morning's Splice Lo-Fi with Kirsten Han, you'll find the recording here. @kixes spoke about her "

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It’s not just about a sexist poll, it’s about sexism and gendered violence

You've probably seen the news about a sexist online poll promoting sexual assault against Muslim religious teachers. (I briefly mentioned it in a previous weekly wrap.) The police are now investigating it, but punishing these perpetrators isn't going to be enough to tackle the problem at its root. Today I'm

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Thread: Lianhe Zaobao's editorial on racial harmony in Singapore

This is a compilation of this Twitter thread I wrote on 9 June 2021. Here's my quick translation of today's @zaobaosg editorial on racism in #Singapore. tl;dr It attributes racist incidents to #Covid19 frustrations, social media, and Critical Race Theory, described as an imported idea encouraging racist hatred against

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Introducing the Kaya Toast Mini-Mentorship Initiative

This initiative is something that I’ve been wanting to try for some time, although I wasn’t sure how best to go about it. I’ve finally decided that the only way is to just do it, and learn as I/we go. Here’s how it works: starting

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The People’s Association’s Hari Raya snafu

Milo Peng Funders keep this newsletter running, as well as supporting my other independent writing and civil society work, so please become one if you can! You can also tip me on my Ko-Fi page. It was the anniversary of the June 4, 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

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What should we do about National Service?

Milo Peng Funders keep this newsletter running, as well as supporting my other independent writing and civil society work, so please become one if you can! You can also tip me on my Ko-Fi page. Reviewing toxic masculinity in SingaporeCorinna Lim, executive director of the Association of Women for Action

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A general correction order issued during our (semi) lockdown

Milo Peng Funders keep this newsletter running, as well as supporting my other independent writing and civil society work, so please become one if you can! You can also tip me on my Ko-Fi page. Covid-19 Update: Bye bye big events, and a stupid spat about variantsHere we are in

A general correction order issued during our (semi) lockdown
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SPH’s shake-up: A non-transformative transformation

On the major shifts at Singapore Press Holdings, and why nothing is going to change until we address the press freedom issue.

SPH’s shake-up: A non-transformative transformation
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Racism rears its ugly head as Singapore heads back into lockdown (sort of)

Apologies for the very embarrassing typo in last week’s wrap, when I wrote S$11.4 million as S$11.4 billion and made SPH’s media business seem like even more of a disaster than it already is. It’s been a tough week. My beloved granddad passed