October 28, 2022
Rising Backlash Against Gender Equality in South Korea Undermines Stability
By Sumin Lee and Valerie M. Hudson
South Korea’s U-turn on the value of gender equality is especially concerning in light of copious research finding that gender inequality undermines national security.
October 03, 2022
Sindang Murder Underscores South Korea’s Weak Protections for Women
By Mai Anna Pressley
Repeated murders prove that South Korea needs a stronger legal system to combat stalking and other gender-based crimes.
June 09, 2022
South Korea’s Experiment With Gender Equality
By Mai Anna Pressley and Kayla Harris
President Yoon’s determination to do away with gender quotas in his Cabinet and elsewhere could have a devastating impact on South Korea.
March 10, 2022
Anti-Feminism and South Korea’s Presidential Election
By Timothy S. Rich, Erika Puhakka, Josie Coyle , and Alexis Mayne
Exploring new survey data on perceptions of gender discrimination in South Korea, which became a major cleavage point in Wednesday's election.
May 01, 2021
South Korea’s Political Pendulum Swings Again
By Youngmi Kim
The “old boys” are back after April 7 by-elections in Seoul and Busan.
February 26, 2021
COVID-19 Has Widened South Korea’s Gender Gap
By Troy Stangarone
As in many countries, the pandemic has had an outsized impact on women.
January 16, 2021
Chatbot Gone Awry Starts Conversations About AI Ethics in South Korea
By Dongwoo Kim
The “Luda” AI chatbot sparked a necessary debate about AI ethics as South Korea places new emphasis on the technology.
July 11, 2020
Seoul Mayor’s Death Shocks South Korea
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Park Won-soon’s death elicited both sympathy and controversy amid rumors of a sexual harassment complaint against him.
June 14, 2019
Gender Inequality Makes South Korea Poorer
By Troy Stangarone
It’s in South Korea’s economic interest to continue to work toward greater gender parity.