Map lists many female presidents but not Tsai, sparks netizen outrage
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The map called “Woman in Politics: 2020" lists nations with female heads of state: Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago; but Taiwan is excluded.
A UN Women’s Facebook post showing the female heads of state count was inundated with Taiwanese users protesting, with one saying “Tsai has the wisdom, courage, and bravery to say #No to our neighboring dictatorship, China. Don't you think Dr. Tsai Ing-wen deserves to be acknowledged as a role model for many women in the world?”
Another user said, “An international organization that is supposedly dedicated to the empowerment of women has just rudely overlooked, or refused to recognize, the legitimacy of a female national leader who has been leading Taiwan for the past four years and was reelected. How respectful.” [FULL STORY]