The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and several women's groups yesterday demanded that Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Huang Chun-ying (黃俊英) apologize because a city councilor called DPP Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Chen Chu (陳菊) a derogatory name. KMT Tainan City Councilor Hsieh Lung-chieh (謝龍介) called Chen "Donggua Chu (冬瓜菊)" on Sunday. Donggua is the Mandarin name for a type of gourd, but the phrase is sometimes used to mock someone who is short and fat. Huang brought a bouquet to Chen's headquarters on Monday evening, but DPP Department of Women's Development director Hsu Chia-tien (許嘉恬) said the gesture did not constitute a sincere apology, adding that Ma should also condemn what she described as a discriminatory comment against women. "Beauty is not a standard by which we should choose a mayor," Hsu said.
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Taiwan Quick Take: Donggua' remark riles DPP
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