Singapore Pros And Cons Essay

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Singapore prides itself in being a diverse nation, comprises of multi-racial and multi-religious citizens, and has the bragging rights of being one of the richest countries in the world. However, a pressing domestic issue lies where the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community rights is concerned. It has drawn both criticism and support from every layer of the Singapore society over the years. In Singapore, under Section 377a of the Penal Code, a man is liable for punishment by the law if he commits an “act of gross indecency” with another man, whether in private or in public. Not only the manner a man consummates his same-sex partner is criminalised, but a descriptive label of it being ‘gross’ has been attached to it. Social action theory explains this phenomenon by focusing on how people interpret their environment and what is happening around them and how they choose to act out of it. From young, Singaporeans have been and exposed through school institutions that an immediate family consists of a heterosexual couple parents and their children. Even in mainstream media such as television programmes and newspaper articles, most,…show more content…
I will get to observe and interact with the subjects on the ground and learn about their beliefs and attitudes. The pros of using this method is it enables me to get the insiders’ perspectives and capture multiples realities of the issue, as different people may have different opinions of the cause. However, there is the possibility of Hawthorne effect occurring, when “subjects alter their behaviour simply because they are in an experiment”. (Jamison, 2006, p. 27). In presence of other Wear White supporters, subjects may be more obliged to express their opinions in line with the views of the members of the group, so as to gain social

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