Cockolded? Sue!

Penal code should be updated to avoid gender biasness.

Surprise! I just learnt:

It is currently an offence for a man to entice a married woman away from her husband.

MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Mr Charles Chong said:

However, a woman who entices a married man away from his wife, which I think is more often the case, committed no crime.

Perhaps she might have earned a bad reputation, but she is not guilty of any offence under the Penal Code.

The law no doubt harkens back to the good old days when women were much too weak to protect themselves against the seductive advances of Men, and lawmakers sought to protect them from their weak-willed ways (I’m being sarcastic). Men were considered to be independant, intelligent agents who could be trusted to be responsible for their own actions, so there was no need to punish women who enticed them.

I am uncertain if Mr Chong is suggesting that we strike off the offence from the books or make it illegal for women to be temptresses too. The ChannelnewsAsia article is a little vague on his stand, though given our nation’s tendency for coddling us like babies I wouldn’t be surprised if they just made it illegal to cuckold anyone.

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