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.
Taiwan might be China’s next target after it has “walled off” Hong Kong from the rest of the world with its new national security legislation, Academia Sinica Institute of Sociology fellow Wu Jieh-min (吳介民) said on Thursday. At a seminar organized by the Economic Democracy Union, the Taiwan Association for Human Rights, the Hong Kong Outlanders and the Judicial Reform Foundation, Wu said that the legislation is simultaneously a fig leaf concealing Beijing’s autocratic rule in Hong Kong and a figurative “Berlin Wall,” denying democratic countries access to Hong Kong. Wu said it is evident that Taiwan would be China’s next target. The
The Fancy Frontier manga and anime expo held in Taipei over the weekend has sparked controversy, after a participant allegedly contravened the Act on Offenses Against Sexual Morality (妨害風化罪) by publicly exposing her private parts during a photo shoot. The two-day event opened at the Expo Dome at the Taipei Expo Park on Saturday, attracting numerous comic and anime creators, cosplayers, photographers and fans. Allegedly, a female cosplayer who was not wearing any underwear lifted up her skirt and revealed her private parts at an outdoor photography area near the venue. Event organizers said yesterday that to prevent indecent exposure, they have since
YOUNGEST PATIENT: Cases of botulism have been only sporadically reported over the past few years, with two in 2015, six in 2016 and none in the past three years The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday reported the nation’s first case of infant botulism this year, a four-month-old boy in northern Taiwan, as well as five new cases of Japanese encephalitis confirmed last week. The boy was introduced to homemade solid food in the middle of last month, but began to experience constipation and loss of appetite on June 23, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Center Deputy Director Guo Hung-wei (郭宏偉) said, adding that he was taken to the hospital when he developed a fever and shortness of breath on June 25. In the hospital, the boy also experienced a rapid heartbeat, limb
The National Taiwan Museum’s Railway Department Park in Taipei is to open to the public today. The park in Datong District (大同) near the North Gate (北門, Beimen) is one of the museum’s four branches. During the Japanese colonial era, the site housed the railway department of the Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan’s Bureau of Transportation. After World War II, it served as the headquarters for the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) for several decades. In 2007, it was listed as a national monument under the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act (文化資產保存法). At an opening ceremony yesterday, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung