South Korea's Deepening Gender Conflict
As a platform of his campaign, newly elected President Yoon Suk-yeol pledged to disband the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, a government organization that furthers women's rights. His statement courted controversy, sparking a discussion as to which gender truly encounters discrimination: Although women are expected to fulfill traditional motherly roles, men lose 2 working years to mandatory military service. This episode examines the gender debate that divides South Korean society and politics.
Newly elected President Yoon Suk-yeol has pledged to disband the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
A demonstration protesting the disbanding of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
Translator Yoon Nam-ho perceives reverse sexism and supports the ruling party
Writer Min Ji-hyoung authored a novel dealing with feminist themes