Taiwan has led the way in Asia with the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Now, it can go further and address the misogynistic attitudes that linger in society. Photo: Reuters
Jessie Tu
Opinion

Opinion

Jessie Tu

As Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriage, why is no one shouting about the shameful lack of women’s rights?

  • When a married woman can only have an abortion if her husband agrees, when women are still blamed for inviting sexual harassment, and when a wave of murders of women sparks little outrage, there is still much work to do to create a fair society

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Taiwan has led the way in Asia with the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Now, it can go further and address the misogynistic attitudes that linger in society. Photo: Reuters
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This Cathay Pacific Airways advertisement highlighting its attitude to diversity, was initially banned by the Hong Kong Airport Authority and MTR Corporation. The ban was later reversed following a huge LGBT outcry. Photo: Handout
Brian YS Wong
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Opinion

Brian YS Wong

Three lessons Hong Kong can learn from Taiwan’s LGBT journey

  • Taiwan showed that the government can take an active role in shaping consensus, that legislators can speak up for their LGBT constituents and that there is nothing anti-Asian about diversity

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This Cathay Pacific Airways advertisement highlighting its attitude to diversity, was initially banned by the Hong Kong Airport Authority and MTR Corporation. The ban was later reversed following a huge LGBT outcry. Photo: Handout
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