Taiwan angry over sexist comment on new president

(From AFP)

Outraged Taiwanese took to the Internet Thursday to slam sexist comments by a Chinese analyst who said the island’s new president practises “emotional” politics because she is a single woman.

 Tsai Ing-wen.

Tsai Ing-wen

The scathing attack Tuesday from a member of China’s organization overseeing relations with the island comes amid heightened tensions between Beijing and Taipei after the election of Taiwan’s first female leader, Beijing-skeptic Tsai Ing-wen.

Tsai’s office and the ruling DPP declined to comment on the remarks, but enraged politicians and citizens openly voiced their displeasure.

“It’s such a ridiculous remark and discrimination against single people. Everyone has the right to choose his or her lifestyle by having partners or staying single and that should be respected,” DPP lawmaker Yeh Yi-chin said. Read More



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