uomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu recently made some surprisingly sexist remarks — particularly surprising considering he made them in front of a women’s organization.
“Boys are able to stand guard for two hours, but girls can’t handle it for two hours. But, when getting ready, women can do their makeup for two hours without getting worn out. If it was a boy, his arm would fall off,” the outspoken Taipei mayor said on stage at a rally for the New Taipei City Women’s League on Sunday.
“A man’s life is his lower body, a woman’s life is her upper body,” he added.
After Han’s thoughts on the differences between the sexes were publicized, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said that her opponent ought to pay a visit to an army barracks where he’ll that women are just as capable of standing guard and firing their weapons as men.
The comments follow those made earlier this month by Han’s wife, Lee Chia-fan, who told a women’s support organization that schools were teaching third-graders about anal sex and sixth-graders about orgasms.
Taiwan’s education ministry said that Lee was telling “malicious” lies aimed at sparking social panic over gender equality education. Tsai, meanwhile, called on Han and his wife to stop being so “vulgar.”