More than 80 percent of working women said their pay and chances of promotion at work are not equal to men's, while around 65 percent said sexual harassment is a serious problem in the workplace, according to a survey released yesterday. \nTo coincide with Women's Day, a survey on the happiness of working women was conducted by two online companies -- a job hunting company, www.9999.com.tw, and a company devoted to women, www.33beauty.com.tw -- and Cosmopolitan magazine, between Feb. 16 and March 2 via e-mail. A total of 5,358 valid responses were collected with a margin of error of 1.34 percent. \nThe survey found that 80.59 percent of the women who responded said unequal pay at work is very serious or serious, while 73.23 percent said that unequal promotion is very serious or serious. Only 3.04 percent and 2.35 percent said pay and promotion chances are equal, respectively. \nOn sexual harassment at work, 64.95 percent of the women said the situation is very serious or serious. The more alarming statistic is that 37.78 percent of the women surveyed said that they are frequently sexually harassed, and of those, 65.41 percent said the harassment came mostly from their bosses or superiors. \nThe sexual harassment mostly took the form of language abuse, pornographic e-mails and body contact. Just over 52 percent of the women said that they had taken no action as a result of this behavior. \nOn a scale of one to 100, Taiwan working women rated their "misery index" at 67.19 points, with 100 being the highest score. The survey also found that up to 57.73 percent of the working women believe that it is better to marry a good husband than do well at work.
POPULAR MAN: Respondents to a new opinion poll gave the health minister a higher favorablity rating than they did the president, 91.9 percent to her 67.6 percent Local government leaders are angling to invite Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) to visit their areas, as the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed that its head would visit Tainan this weekend as part of the center’s efforts to promote a “new disease prevention lifestyle”and local tourism. The visit last weekend by Chen and top health officials to Pingtung County’s Kenting (墾丁) saw them greeted enthusiastically, with people thanking them for protecting the nation during the COVID-19 outbreak, and trying to get Chen’s photograph or autograph. The Hawaiian-style shirts worn by the group and the traditional wooden sandals that
PROTECTING BONES: Nearly 40 percent of women over the age of 60 do not exercise regularly, data show, but a doctor said that fitness is key to preventing bone erosion Older women should exercise regularly, with mild resistance training, to maintain muscle strength, a doctor in Kaohsiung said. Women’s bones begin to rapidly weaken following menopause, and one in three older women experience a bone fracture, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital physician Chen Chung-huan (陳崇桓) said. Ministry of Health and Welfare statistics show that nearly 40 percent of women over the age of 60 do not exercise regularly, and many say that exercise is futile, as there is no cure for osteoporosis, he said. However, exercise can be helpful for bone growth in older women, he added. A person’s bone quality peaks during their 20s,
Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) lawmakers yesterday accused President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of playing politics on Hong Kong and demanded clarification regarding the suspension of the Act Governing Relations with Hong Kong and Macau (香港澳門關係條例). Hong Kong faces increased pressure and more severe restrictions after the Chinese government proposed a new national security law to deal with the former British colony. TPP lawmakers expressed concern about the deteriorating conditions in the territory, saying that Taiwan should help defend Hong Kong’s democracy. TPP Legislator Lai Hsiang-lin (賴香伶) cited Tsai’s comments about suspending parts or all provisions of the act, telling a news conference in Taipei
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications would on July 1 begin promoting the second phase of “disease prevention tours,” Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said yesterday, after the Central Epidemic Command Center on Tuesday announced that it would lift many restrictions on June 7. Details of the tours would be unveiled in a week, Lin said. Lin made the announcement at a news conference for the launch of the first phase of the tours, which are expected to see the participation of about 300,000 tourism industry representatives. Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, received