My newest article out on Feminist Current!

Part of a series I have done on gender identity ideology in Taiwan Women in Taiwan are organizing to fight back against gender identity ideology(Originally published on Feminist Current) byJACLYNN JOSEPH Political activism is relatively new in Taiwan, a country hailed as a beacon of progress in Asia but that only began to approach democracyContinue reading “My newest article out on Feminist Current!”

How Gender Ideology Is Infiltrating Taiwanese Schools

Article cross-posted on NoSelfIDTaiwan Image: Screenshot of an email sent to Taiwan based high school teachers. Several sources working in an international high school located here in Taipei, Taiwan have sent me screenshots of a plan to implement a “pronoun awareness” and sticker campaign on their campus. Teachers and students are being asked to wearContinue reading “How Gender Ideology Is Infiltrating Taiwanese Schools”

 Ideological tyranny 

I stumbled across a quote while taking my Continental Philosophy course this semester and it struck me as particularly relevant now. “We must not only punish the traitors, but all people who are not enthusiastic.”Louis de Saint-Just Granted, the bloodthirsty Jacobin was referencing the on-going throes of the French Revolution (and not so subtly declaringContinue reading ” Ideological tyranny “

Introducing No Self ID Taiwan – The First (and only) Gender Critical Response to Female Erasure in the Nation

Originally written for and published at at their request. My name is Jaclynn Joseph and I am an activist working in the field of women’s rights and gynocritical research. Originally from Hawai’i and now a permanent resident of Taiwan, I am a university lecturer, and a doctoral candidate in the field of Feminist PhilosophyContinue reading “Introducing No Self ID Taiwan – The First (and only) Gender Critical Response to Female Erasure in the Nation”

Male Applies for Menstrual Leave in Taiwan

Trans-identified male attempts to apply for paid leave from work, claiming menstrual pain. Yup, you read that headline correctly. Your eyes did not deceive you. A trans-identified male attempted to apply for time off work due to menstrual pain. No uterus? No problem! Taking us back to basic Bio 101, menstruation, or having your period,Continue reading “Male Applies for Menstrual Leave in Taiwan”

Taiwanese women hit back as government tries to roll out self-ID law

Originally published in Feminist Current There has never really been a robust feminist movement in Taiwan, despite there being notable feminist icons, such as former Vice President Annette Hsiu-Lee, author Li Ang, and publisher of the feminist magainze, Awakening, Yenlin Ku. For better or worse, Taiwan owes its ideological origins to Western feminism, and Taiwanese feminists haveContinue reading “Taiwanese women hit back as government tries to roll out self-ID law”

Gender identity legislation is being pushed through in Taiwan — will the public get a say?

(Originally published on Canada’s largest feminist news site,   Feminist Current) Image: Focus Taiwan On October 30th, I am presenting on the topic of “Gender and Immateriality” at the 29th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association in Taiwan and, funny enough, Taiwan is currently awash with news of sex self-identification. Gender identity ideology hasContinue reading “Gender identity legislation is being pushed through in Taiwan — will the public get a say?”

Hubbard vs. Reality

File this under Things That Should Never Happen Image from Fiji Sun – Hubbard wins the gold at the Pacific Games in Samoa in 2019. His inclusion meant a WOC lost a medal. Representatives of the nation of Samoa have been speaking out against Hubbard’s participation in the women’s category since 2019. Since winning aContinue reading “Hubbard vs. Reality”

Thank you, Keira Bell

Medical malpractice has been committed on a global scale because few are willing to challenge an ideological lie. (Keira Bell — Photo from: The Economist) You may not have heard of this courageous young woman, but she is raising awareness worldwide of the dangers of gender ideology. Thanks the judicial review brought by Bell, theContinue reading Thank you, Keira Bell

The Gender Cult has reached Taiwan

This is being used on social media to promote incorrect statements about sex and gender in Taipei, Taiwan I have seen this poster floating around groups in Taipei. I do not doubt that the people presenting it are well-meaning, well-intentioned people who want to build a more equal and just world. I have to askContinue reading “The Gender Cult has reached Taiwan”