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Jieun Choi
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What Happens to Women After #MeToo

The first #MeToo headlines are always big and dramatic. A male prosecutor accused of sexual harassment. The star politician accused of rape. The powerful, internationally respected male director. The CEO. The journalist. And more. But look beyond the headlines. What about the many more ordinary cases, that usually don’

Ho Kyeong Jang
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The Kevin Spacey Twist in South Korea's #MeToo Campaign?

The #MeToo movement is intensifying in South Korea. But in the sexually conservative society, the waters get murkier when homosexuality gets involved. On Feb. 1, a film director went public with her experience of sexual assault. She had been assaulted in 2015 by fellow director Lee Hyun-ju and wrote about

Raphael Rashid
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Phone-Cum-Safety Booths Prove a Bust

The idea was simple: convert old public pay phone boxes into state-of-the-art ‘safety booths’ in which citizens can lock themselves and contact emergency services if they feel in danger. But two years after their introduction, the safety booths have proven unpopular, with at least one local government looking to hang

Jieun Choi
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Inside the North Korean Military: The Plight of Women

Just over 10 years ago, North Korean defector Lee Da-eun would not have imagined munching on fried chicken topped with gooey cheese, at a faux-military restaurant surrounded by ammunition and gas masks. Back then, she was more familiar with slaughtering a chicken or holding a real gun, working for the

Haeryun Kang
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South Korean Comedy's Misogyny Machine

“Ugly and fat” is one of her most marketable characteristics. She talks openly about her weight and invites guffaws for saying that even her tongue is fat. She makes passes at sexy male celebrities, which people think is funny, because — duh — it’s a fat

Daniel Corks
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Weekly Brief: Sept. 19th - Sept. 25th

RIP, Baek Nam-gi Baek Nam-gi, the farmer knocked over by a police water cannon, has succumbed to his injuries (a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage) and passed away yesterday after being in a coma for the last 10 months. He was 69. As of press time there is a sit-up

Daniel Corks
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Weekly Brief: Sept. 5th - Sept. 11th

“Just take off the mask” Demonstrators wearing masks may soon be subject to sentences of up to 18 months despite an absence of legislation on the matter. The Supreme Court issued sentencing guidelines last week that view masks as aggravating factors on obstruction of justice charges. Following mass demonstrations late