The Page 73 Speech

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Dr. Thio’s speech at the Aware EGM, hard to hear as it was above all the screaming, produced a few excellent memes, the most popular being “I’m on Page 73.”

She was referring to the fact she appeared in a book naming female pioneers in Singapore. She was the first female dean of NUS’ faculty of Law.

This video is hand held so quite shaky. It’s compressed from the High Definition original. As far as I know, this is the only full video of her speech.

The Page 73 Speech from missbossy on Vimeo.

I have to give Dr. Thio her props: she seemed to keep her humour about the fact she was entirely despised. The nickname that emerged for her was Darth Vader. I think Jeff Vader would have been more appropriate.