August 05, 2022
Does the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality Need to Be Abolished?
By Britt Robinson
A simple rebrand could make MOGEF a strong ally of the Yoon administration for solving many of the crises facing the South Korean public.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.