Politics

選舉掃描

距離 2014 年底大選約莫還有三個月的時間,但自今年初起,選舉新聞已經大舉佔領各類媒體。雖然年底舉辦的大選包含六都直轄市市長、其他縣市長及議員等,但媒體矚目且曝光度最高的仍是台北市與新北市首長的爭奪戰。新北市的候選人仍是依循傳統藍綠分庭抗禮,就選戰本質來說並無太大新意,而台北市長選情及候選人相較之下則讓人想要看看「究竟這些人要怎麼玩下去」。... Read More

Taiwan Minus the KMT?

Following the Sunflower Movement, there have been voices have now begun to speak of eliminating the KMT. And it must be wondered what exactly a Taiwanese political spectrum devoid of the KMT would look like. After all, having existed for the entire duration of what we can speak of as “Taiwanese politics,” it is hard to imagine what Taiwanese politics, period, would look like minus the KMT... Read More

Gendered Politicians

When it comes to politicians, what is the first image that comes to mind? I would presume it is a man with an assertive attitude, high self-esteem and confidence, and who might occasionally talk aggressively. However, recently more and more women are participating in politics. What if I were to ask you to imagine a female politician? I bet the characteristics associated with this image of a female politician will be similar to the first image of the male politician.... Read More

媒體下的政治人物伴侶形象

對於政治人物的另一半,我們常抱持著一些既定的印象。藉由此次臺北市長選舉兩位主要候選人的另一半,讓我們有機會思考到底這樣的印象源自何處,以及如何影響我們對於女性在公/私領域中應該扮演何種角色的想像。一位候選人的伴侶從小養尊處優,留美回台之後短暫有過正式職業旋即嫁為人妻,成了一個專職太太/媽媽;另一位候選人的伴侶則如同大多數生長在台灣的女性,婚後依舊保有職業婦女的角色,在工作與家庭兩個領域間來回奔波數十年。在此我無意看低專職太太/媽媽這個角色,也不是想要誇大職業婦女的辛勞與面臨的衝突,但這兩個女人讓我們看到公領域仍存在強烈的性別偏見及刻板印象。... Read More