Korean Gender Reader: Slutwalk Next Saturday!

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See here, here, and here for the organizers’ Facebook event page, Facebook group, and blog respectively. Alas, there isn’t any information available in English, but R0boseyo’s excellent write-up of last year’s event gives you a good idea of what to expect.

Update: The “Slut Walk Korea Declaration 2012″ has an English translation.

Body Image/Health:

Do I look fat in this country? A look at beauty ideals in Korean culture (Chatelaine)

“Rougan”: How My Husband Helped Me Love My Curves (Speaking of China)

Big Boobs in Korea (Eat Your Kimchi)

Continued Criticism of Miss Korea Pageant (Korea Human Rights News; scroll down for translation)

London 2012 Olympics: let’s celebrate sportswomen’s bodies (The Guardian)

Comic Book Industry Rejects Human-looking Female Characters (Escher Girls)

Blog Shoutout: Women’s Comic Book Poses in Real Life (Maxi and April)

Snoop Dogg vs. SONEs: The Tweet Heard ‘Round the K-popiverse (Seoulbeats)

North Korea Experts Can See a Lot in a Hemline (The New York Times; Asia Times)

Censorship:

Rolling Changes in K-pop (Seoulbeats)

China arrests 31 in U.S.-hosted porn website crackdown (People’s Daily Online)

Bill to ban alcohol ads by young celebrities (The Korea Times, EUCAM; see The Wall Street Journal also)

Crime:

Girl Posts Picture of Alleged ‘Molesting’ Man on Bus (Korea Bang)

Teen rape exposes dark side of the Korean Web (Korea Joongang Daily)

Anti-Trafficking NGO to Set Up Shop in Korea (The Chosun Ilbo)

“Looking for Pretty Women: Minimum 1 Million Won per Day” (Human Rights Monitor)

Foreign Ministry engulfed in sexual harassment case (The Korea Times)

Dating/Relationships/Marriage:

Getting Your Marriage Certificate in China (My Beijing Survival Diary)

Dating in Korea (Rok On!)

Ask the Yangxifu: My Boyfriend Doesn’t Understand My Past Child Abuse (Speaking of China)

“The Reality and Twisted Values of Some White Men” Series at Gusts of Popular Feeling:

Part 8: After the ‘hidden camera sex’ report… victim hurt again through ‘comment terror’

Who’s Hunting Who? (The Korea Times, The Marmot’s Hole)

Newspaper Reveals the ‘Truth’ About Foreigners in Korea (Korea Bang)

LGBT/Sexuality:

LGBT Groups Oppose Reappointment of NHRCK Byung-chul Hyun (Human Rights Monitor)

Xiyadie depicts homosexual love in Chinese paper-cuts (Los Angeles Times)

Dance, Mingle, Be Gay (Matt Lemon Photography)

Misc:

Tokyo’s new Robot Girls Restaurant will bring out your inner cyber-fetishist (io9)

London 2012: Japan, Australia and organisers face sexism claims (The Guardian)

China 2050: Caucasians to Become China’s Migrant Workers in the Future? (Chinasmack; Ministry of Tofu)

Koreans are Individualistic (in Stressful Environments) (Via Korea)

Is it okay to bar the visually impaired from bath houses? (Ilda)

Politics/Economics/Workplaces:

How to avoid false accusations of sexual harassment (I’m No Picasso)

Dreaming of a future where people finish work at 5pm (The Wall Street Journal)

Solbi shares that she was in a sexual harassment prevention video (Allkpop)

Problems with Korea’s labor law (this time from an employee perspective) (Korea Law Today)

Best Places to Work in Korea (Human Rights Monitor)

Park Geun-hye pledges after-school childcare for working couples (The Korea Times)

Are Koreans ready for woman president? (The Korea Times)

Lighting the way to female leadership (The Korea Times)

Pop Culture:

How To Be The Asian Female TV/Movie Sidekick (8asians)

Gender and Race: The Relationship Between Same-Sex Couples and Interracial Depictions in US Television (Overthinking)

Being branded as a K-pop fan (Angry K-pop Fan)

New drama series “Answer to 1997” to tackle obsessive fans (My First Love Story)

Why all the English phrases in K-pop? (Angry K-pop Fan)

Variety Screen Time: An Idol’s Ongoing Battle (Seoulbeats)

‘You only like Korean idols because they’re good looking’: the role of visuals in K-pop (Angry K-pop Fan; Part 2)

Pregnancy/Abortion/Childbirth/Demographics/Parenting/Education/Multiculturalism:

National economy threatened by shrinking population (The Hankyoreh)

After corporal punishment debate, Korean students still being hit (Asian Correspondent)

Refugee Rights Movement Finally Takes Root in Korea (Human Rights Monitor)

Mandatory HIV Testing Policy Challenged at the International Level – Korea charged with violating racial discrimination treaty (Gusts of Popular Feeling, Voice of America)

Op-Ed: A Need to Better Understand Youth Suicide Issues in Korea (Human Rights Monitor)

Life about to get enough tougher for migrant workers (The Hankyoreh)

(Links are not necessarily endorsements)

7 thoughts on “Korean Gender Reader: Slutwalk Next Saturday!

  1. Y’know, I wish I could find a blog like yours for some of my other interests. Not only do you make wonderful posts, you also direct me to other excellent blogs.

  2. James, slightly off topic but wondering if you’ve ever read ‘Dope Girls: The Birth of the British Drug Underground,’ by Marek Kohn. Extended discussion if the ‘bad girls’ who enjoyed the company of foreigners. Fertile ground for comparisons.

    • I hadn’t, so thanks. In return, let me recommend Mixed Britannia, very related. I just saw the first episode on BBC World, and was pleasantly surprised. It talked a lot about Arabic sailors mixing with the locals in South Shields, next to Newcastle where my family’s from (or to be more precise, Gateshead, as my father would insist).

      p.s. No need to ever worry about being off-topic!

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