ABSTRACT

In her book A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf' questioned a social system that deprived women of an education, a vocation, and a sense of mission. Now, some 65 years after its publication, great strides have been made, not only in Woolf's country, England, but even in Asia, where women were often considered second-class citizens. In Singapore women have made rapid progress in all of Woolf's three respects. Increasingly, more women have availed themselves of tertiary education, and according to data, women in Singapore have made inroads into traditionally male-dominated occupations such as law.