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Why was Sumiko Tan snubbed at annual SPH editorial awards?

Why was Sumiko Tan snubbed at annual SPH editorial awards?

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She lets slip in her Sunday Times column: It was due to her impending menopause.

On Feb. 15, 2013, The Straits Times went into self-congratulatory mode. Again:

Yay! We are so awesome! We took 6 hours just to break the news of the SMRT strike and we still won! F**K you TOC, you won sh*t!

Yay! We are so awesome! We took 6 hours just to break the news of the SMRT strike and we still won! F**K you TOC, you won sh*t!

They reported how they swept all the trophies at the annual Singapore Press Holdings editorial awards. (Even though they took 6 whole hours just to break the news that SMRT drivers were on strike last November.)

It’s like the guy with the short penis telling himself it’s ok, he still has a Ferrari.

However, for the hawk-eyed among you smart, sexy readers of New Nation, you would have noticed one conspicuous omission: Potential Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, Sumiko Tan, was snubbed at the awards.

In other words, she walked away empty-handed. Zilch. Nothing. Boh ming kia.

Fast forward to The Sunday Times on Feb. 17, 2013, in Sumiko Tan’s potential Pulitzer Prize winning column.

She might have let slip (consciously or unconsciously) — while waxing lyrical about her Fallopian tubes — that it was her impending menopause that cost her.

People in office are ostracising her.

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She wrote: “Nearly half of the women admitted to having difficulties coping with symptoms while at work. About a fifth felt that menopause made managers and colleagues view them as less competent.”

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So, here’s the plan: All her SPH colleagues and superiors should march into her office first thing Wednesday morning and stroke her belly and tell her, “Everything is going to be alright.”

“You don’t need trophies as affirmation when you’ve money. Trophies are for young reporters who are broke and need something else to go along in life.”