Media outlets constantly make use of the 'miserable North Korean defector' narrative. The current media frenzy surrounding the inter-Korean summit is no different. But journalists should exercise more sensitivity and respect, writes one defector.
Jeong Myeong-seok is the founder of a notorious cult that encourages beautiful female followers to have sex with the messiah (Jeong) to cleanse Original Sin. In a quirky twist of fate, his recent release from 10-year imprisonment coincides with the spreading of the #MeToo campaign in South Korea.
North Korea said it wants to participate in the winter Olympics in South Korea. This is an unexpected gesture for the hawks in the U.S.
From Marilyn Monroe, Robin Williams to SHINee's Jonghyun, celebrity deaths are juicy material for the media. But it's time we talk about them differently.
No-kids zones are polarizing South Korean society. Blame often falls on the parents, and unfortunately more often on the mothers.
South Korea needs feminism, and teachers awake to the gender stereotypes imposed on students. But even identifying as a feminist brings backlash.
South Koreans are used to hearing sentences that end in hadeora, a verb meaning “it is said that….” This particular…
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is no longer trying to be the next South Korean president. He has only himself to blame.