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  1. A long road travelled, a long way still to go

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... never married is less likely to pay child support, the greater fragility of cohabitation arrangements may now be more likely to result in the domestic 'slavery' that women fought to escape. Hong Kong has its own marriage and family worries- a large estimated surplus of never-married women over never-married men in the 20-44 and 25-49 age groups respectively, the lowest birth ...

  2. A day to remember why mothers are special

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in turn reflects the priorities of a society in which young people- particularly women it seems- are increasingly putting personal freedom and economic security before marriage, and young marrieds are putting lifestyle ahead of having children. The first factor shows up in a large estimated surplus in Hong Kong of never-married women in the age group 20 to 44 over never-married men in the age ...

  3. Medi Watch

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Jason Sankey

    ... risk of early death, and those widowed have a 39 per cent higher risk, medpage.com and WebMD report. The so-called never-married penalty 'rivals the risks of having increased blood pressure or high cholesterol'. Compared with married people, never-marrieds are: five times more likely to die of infectious disease; twice as likely to die in accidents, murder or by suicide; ...

  4. More women than men opt for the single life

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... entitled Women and Men in Hong Kong show that the number of women who had never been married rose 47 per cent in the past 20 years. The number of men who had never married increased by 11.7 per ... Audrey Parwani Females who do marry and have children are doing so at a later age, official statistics confirm More women than men are choosing to stay single and those who do decide ...

  5. The Moneypenny Diaries

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... (aka author Samantha Weinberg) receives three packages of books from her aunt, Miss Jane Vivien Moneypenny, 10 years after her death in 1990. Within is a letter explaining why she never married, what she was really doing while masquerading as a civil servant, and how it is that a character with her name came to be in a series of books about a secret agent called Bond. Then On Her ...

  6. The double life of Juliette

    Posted Jul 06th 2006, 12:00am by Helen Barlow

    ... has never married. She has two children, 12-year-old Raphael from a brief relationship with a professional scuba diver, and six-year-old Hanna with Benoit Magimel, who was her co-star ... Angeles, all the women look like Barbie dolls,' Binoche says. 'When you go into a restaurant it's like leafing through a beauty magazine. But it's all manufactured: make-up, ...

  7. Lifting the veil on the Afghan sex trade

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Rajeshree Sisodia

    ... ignore this? If their own daughters were raped, how would they feel? I have not thought about my future, though one thing is final, I will never marry again.' Pinpointing exactly how many ... After the fall of the Taleban in 2001, women were promised new freedoms. But now many are being forced into prostitution as a result of worsening poverty, writes Rajeshree Sisodia Four ...

  8. Ties that blind

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Rachel Oliver

    ... 1.86 million have never married and more than half a million are widowed, divorced or separated. Even if only a third of these 2.4 million people are in unmarried relationships, that should ... Love may be eternal for some couples, but relationships mean little under Hong Kong law unless they are sanctioned by marriage, writes Rachel Oliver LIKE MANY WOMEN, Laura is desperate ...

  9. Thailands' love for royals still strong after 60 years' rule

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bhumibol's second daughter, Crown Princess Sirindhorn, enjoys widespread public respect and popularity, continuing her father's work in rural development. Princess Sirindhorn, 51, has never married but was granted the title of crown princess 30 years ago. With wide social, botanic, technological and musical interests, she is considered the king's intellectual heir. Fluent ...

  10. channel hop

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Queen'- is another case in point. From her moniker you might imagine she drew the line at heavy petting, but it actually refers to the fact she never married. Given the treatment meted out to his ...




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