Young people have been leading a lethargic existence removed from politics. But no more. The Park Geun-hye scandal woke us to our potential.
Having identified the humanities as an antidote to their paralysis of innovation, South Korea's big family-controlled conglomerates started selling lacquered rhetoric about the value of humanities education, and about the value of “culture” by extension.
In a country known for its obsession with appearance and thriving makeup culture, dubbed "K-beauty," some women are starting to say the strict standards of beauty are a form of "corset" imposed by patriarchy, to be removed and discarded.