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How Feminism Became a Dirty Word in South Korea
July 30, 2021

How Feminism Became a Dirty Word in South Korea

By Spencer Hines and Jay Song
The demonization of feminist discourse and ideology in South Korea is a critical impetus for young Korean men’s embrace of misogynist attitudes and conservative politics.

South Korea’s Struggle With the Politics of Inclusion
July 29, 2021

South Korea’s Struggle With the Politics of Inclusion

By Yong Kwon
The obvious path out of South Korea’s demographic crisis is encouraging more immigrants and women to join the workforce. What’s standing in the way?
South Korean Female Sergeant’s Death Highlight Military’s Problem With Sexual Assault
June 14, 2021

South Korean Female Sergeant’s Death Highlight Military’s Problem With Sexual Assault

By Mitch Shin
The Ministry of National Defense promised a thorough investigation into the case, but critics say it’s too little, too late.

Will South Korea Finally Have Its Reckoning on Sex Crimes?
August 14, 2020

Will South Korea Finally Have Its Reckoning on Sex Crimes?

By Jenna Gibson
Three major back-to-back incidents have brought the issue of sexual harassment and assault to a head once again.

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.

Telegram Sex Slave Video Scandal Hits South Korea
March 23, 2020

Telegram Sex Slave Video Scandal Hits South Korea

By Tae-jun Kang
Yet another disturbing example of “rape culture” in South Korea has the public demanding government action.

Korea Wakes up to the Deadly Consequences of Spy Cams and Cyberbullying
December 03, 2019

Korea Wakes up to the Deadly Consequences of Spy Cams and Cyberbullying

By Jenna Gibson
Three high-profile deaths in Korea reignite discussions around privacy, prosecution, and mental health.
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.

South Korean Court Orders Easing of Decades-Old Abortion Ban
April 12, 2019

South Korean Court Orders Easing of Decades-Old Abortion Ban

By Hyung-Jin Kim
The Constitutional Court ordered parliament to revise abortion laws by 2020.

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality
March 18, 2019

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality

By Anthony Fensom
The OCED estimates that 7.5 percent of global GDP is lost due to gender-based discrimination.

South Korean Police Question 2 K-Pop Stars in Sex Scandals
March 14, 2019

South Korean Police Question 2 K-Pop Stars in Sex Scandals

By Hyung-Jin Kim
The #MeToo movement takes hold in South Korea's famed music industry.
Key Convictions Show Continuing Power of #MeToo Movement in Korea
February 07, 2019

Key Convictions Show Continuing Power of #MeToo Movement in Korea

By Jenna Gibson
The women's movement that began last year is now piling up successes in court.

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