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

Originally written for and published at https://noselfidtw.cc/en 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”

On International Women’s Day I Ask Taiwanese Media: Why Are You Silencing Women?

Speaking up for women being silenced The following letter was sent out today to English and Chinese news outlets in Taiwan who have covered issues related to self-ID and gender ideology, but have not provided a feminist perspective, interviewed concerned women and their allies on the issue, or provided any balanced coverage showing the ambleContinue reading “On International Women’s Day I Ask Taiwanese Media: Why Are You Silencing Women?”

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”

Guest speaker for Women’s Human Rights Campaign – Feminist Question Time

What do you get when you put hundreds of feminists together in a (digital) room? Empowerment, support, ideas, and passion are some words that come to mind. A fire doesn’t just start on its own, it takes some energy to get it burning. Some of the best ideas come from sharing and engaging with a group. Continue reading “Guest speaker for Women’s Human Rights Campaign – Feminist Question Time”

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”