No. 37 (1998.9.16-30)

  1. Featured News: Adoption Laws Discriminate
  2. The Suicide of a Female Advanced Placement Student
  3. WWII War Prostitutes Speak Out


  1. Featured News: Adoption Laws Discriminate

    Some women's groups propose that the period for denying adoption of illegitimate children be extended from 1 to 6 years, even indefinitely. According to the present laws, a husband can legally adopt a child by him outside the marriage at any time. For a wife, however, if she has a child outside the marriage, she has to have her husband adopt the child first. As a result, some women fall victims of their spouses' threat or retaliation. (1998.9.25 China Times)

  2. The Suicide of a Female Advanced Placement Student

    An advance placement student at Taichung Girls' High School jumped off a building because of an affair with a married man. Soon thereafter, the man also killed himself by jumping into a river and drowned. (1998.9.17, 9.18, 9.19 China Times)

  3. WWII War Prostitutes Speak Out

    "Grandma's Secret," the first documentary about WWII war prostitutes premiered recently. In this film, 13 old women testified how they were maltreated by the Japanese Army, truly representing some of the sufferings of women during the War. (1998.9.23 China Times)


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