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The music industry has a long history of being dominated by men. Throughout history, most famous musicians have been male. Taiwan is no exception. …


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In 2021, at the Golden Melody Awards ceremony, the highest podium for popular music in Taiwan, many musicians wore rainbow badges on their chests to express their support for the LGBT community…


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▲ Women contribute significantly to rural area economies (Photo Credit: Gawii Chang)

In traditional farming villages, the communities are highly reliant on manual labor. Therefore, men in these communities tend to hold the major positions since they are generally considered as greater physical advantages…


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▲ Yuanli Hi Home is a local youth organization founded by Lin Hsiu Peng (first from right) and Liu Yu Yu (second from right)

Yuanli is a coastal village in central Taiwan with a population of less than 50,000. Once famed for the mass production and exportation of goods made with bulrush, Yuanli has transformed with…


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Released in Taiwan in 2017, Small Talk is a documentary spanning more than two decades, recording the lives of a lesbian mother and her daughter.

The daughter is the film’s director, Huang…


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On Children is a 2018 Taiwanese anthology series that depicts the oppression of academic elitism on children and its destruction of parent-child relationships.

The drama anthology derives its English name from the…


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Advocates of sports gender equality, Liu, Po-Chun (right) and Tseng Yu-Hsien (left)

“It struck me as a surprise 15 years ago, when someone told me that I couldn’t touch the ball or stay on the field because I am a girl.”

“Does this still…


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In 1994, the British Sports Council held the first International Conference on Women and Sport. …


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“Mommy said before that color pens are only for paper. Are your hands paper?” the mother asked while driving. …


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Chloe Yu is a lesbian and a mother from an indigenous tribe in the southern tip of Taiwan. With a head of short, pretty hair, she is accompanied by her partner, daughter…

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