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Rising Backlash Against Gender Equality in South Korea Undermines Stability
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.

Sindang Murder Underscores South Korea’s Weak Protections for Women
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.
South Korea’s Experiment With Gender Equality
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.

Anti-Feminism and South Korea’s Presidential Election
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.

South Korea’s Political Pendulum Swings Again
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.

COVID-19 Has Widened South Korea’s Gender Gap
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.

Chatbot Gone Awry Starts Conversations About AI Ethics in South Korea
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.
Seoul Mayor’s Death Shocks South Korea
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.

Gender Inequality Makes South Korea Poorer
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.

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