***Message from the Editor: Suffocating, Stifling...Taiwan! --15 days of Agony.

Recently, one of our readers voiced the hope that "Womenet News Net" would select some more positive events to report, but such hope is sure to be thwarted in this edition.

So much bad news--one painful event after another--filled the media this week, we can barely find the words to describe it all. Let us use this moment as an opportunity to take a deep breath, open our eyes to the disturbing reality of Taiwan society, and think about those things in which we might share a responsibility and make atonement together for past wrongs. We offer our sincere apologies to those who feel offended by the news, but we believe it to be something that cannot be ignored!