I edited my book, From China to Borneo to Beyond and added a chapter on Women Pioneers.
In God’s original law, ‘And they twain shall be one flesh: so that they are no more twain but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.’ `Mark 10:8, 9 KJV
For better or worse, till sickness do us part, this is the basic foundation of a Christian marriage.
It was in 1975 when I was a student in Windsor University in Canada. I joined other students in condemning beauty contests that were a front for the meat market. We chose Helen Reddy’s ‘I am woman, hear me roar’ to be our theme song.
In 1979, I was with a group of Asian women students in Auckland University. We discussed the 三 從 四 德. The three obedience of a woman: ‘obey her father before marriage, her husband when married, and her sons in widowhood’ and the four virtues: morality, proper speech, modest manner and diligent work of women in ancient China; spiritual fetters of wifely submission and virtue imposed on women in feudal society （古 代 中 国 妇 女 应 有 的 品 德。三 从 是 未 嫁 从 父、既 嫁 从 夫、夫 死 从 子, 四 德 是 妇 德、妇 言、妇 容、妇 功 (妇 女 的 品 德、辞 令、仪 态、女 工).
According to Chinese legend, Zi Gu 紫姑 is the God of toilet. She was an oppressed woman and physically abused and killed by a vengeful Wife in a toilet. The Heavenly God had compassion for her. He made her the God of toilet. She represents all the females who groan under the oppression in the feudal society. So women worship her and regard her as the guardian angel of weak females.
While pioneered women were oppressed, women today despite, women’s liberations movement, continue to be oppressed.
In my book Mail Order Bride, I went to places where few would go, I wrote about embodiment of many issues of the darker side of today’s society: under-aged sex, prostitution, and paedophilia.
Some readers found the book very awakening and down to earth. They said I was very brave in tackling these topics.
In this book, CRY of Oppressed Women, I write various forms of oppression. I show the true me. I am a radical feminist activist. I am active in environmental issues, in Sands for grieving parents, Charity for Kenya and so on. In writing this book, I give a voice to women belittled, violated, oppressed and battered by men. I conclude with strong words. Pornography degrades women. It is banal, inane and downright disgusting. I HATE pornography!! I hate all degradation of women in any form. I abhor the exploitation of young girls and older women at the hands of manipulative men. I appal sexualisation of little girls, including padded frilly swimwear. I am disgusted at what it does to the girls’ mind making them become anorexic and bulimic.
This is a work of fiction with very real scenarios. It is a figment of imagination of the author. Any resemblance of persons is purely coincidental. While these scenarios are fictitious, the reader will notice that some of them are familiar. This is because I use ideas from the newspapers, television news. I use them as my theme for each story and added on to it.