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August 7, 2016

In Defense of Feminism

It is essential to expose the strategy against women’s rights for what it is: Claiming victimhood, angry men seek to assume a position of moral superiority.
 
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July 29, 2016

Megalia: South Korean Feminism Marshals the Power of the Internet

A South Korean feminist website takes advantage of the country’s forte in telecommunications and satiric humour to combat misogyny.
 
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July 26, 2016

Samsung Sex Scandal: Illustrating Prostitution as Social Norm

Videos allegedly show Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee paying for sex with prostitutes. Extraordinary or mundane? The sex industry is omnipresent in South Korea.
 
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June 8, 2016

Jjokbangchon: Where South Korea’s Destitute Live

The capital’s many districts host favela-esque "cubicle villages," called jjokbangchon in Korean. South Korea's destitute and vulnerable call them home.
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