Korean Gender Reader

(Source; via Dramabeans)

No relation to any of the links sorry — I just love the picture!

First round of sex-change operations a success for 25-year-old Yunnan twins (Shanghaiist)

Breastfeeding in public and in private (On Becoming a Good Korean Feminist Wife)

On the Boba Wrap — product review (On Becoming a Good Korean Feminist Wife)

Korean families split up for earlier childhood education (The Waygook Effect)

Adoptee identity from an older adoptee’s perspective (Hello Korea!)

Lady Gaga’s bad romance with Korean Rating Board (Korea Real Time)

Yoo Ah-in upset with Lady Gaga Seoul concert’s 18+ rating (Soompi)

Lady Gaga, too, gets banhammered (Seoulbeats)

Lady Gaga politely disagrees (Korea Real Time)

Korean/Western/Korean-American parenting blogs shout-outs (Konglish Baby)

There are few things creepier than an abandoned Japanese sex museum (io9; NSFW)

Parents just don’t understand: K-Drama’s guide to raising kids (Seoulbeats)

A radical narrative disguised as a K-Drama: “Coffee Prince,” gender, and sexuality (Occupied Territories)

From kiss scenes to dating: an idol’s dilemma (MTVK)

Most engagements broken off for money reasons (The Chosun Ilbo; via Iang nio)

Macho macho men (Noona Blog: Seoul)

Zig-zagging childcare policy vexes moms (Korea Real Time; but what about dads?)

Korean traditions challenged as mixed marriages soar (UPI; via KorAm)

Spouses share their tales of life wedded to Koreans (Korea Herald; via KorAm)

Why the Japanese obsession with cuteness? (Asian Talks)

Let’s talk about sex (and gender) in Korea (The Mind Reels)

Catching up with South Korea’s cosplaying superstars (Kotaku)

Ivy: k-pop’s most resilient scandal-maker (Seoulbeats)

Novelist and social critic claims that women always intend to have extramarital affairs (The Marmot’s Hole)

The unmarriageable generation? (The Dong-a Ilbo)

What gifts to give for an East-West couple? Money? Or stuff? (Shanghai Shiiok)

Who takes the wedding money gifts? (Ask a Korean!)

Victim in Korea University sex case might leave Korea (Asian Correspondent)

Citibank Korea donates $260,000 to foster women-owned SMEs (IT Times)

And special mention must be made of the following excellent series at Gusts of Popular Feeling:

Part 1: The 2005 English Spectrum Incident

Part 2: The Kimchiland where it’s easy to sleep with women and make money

Part 3: English Spectrum shuts down as Anti-English Spectrum is created

Part 4: How to hunt foreign women

Part 5: Did the foreigners who denigrated Korean women throw a secret party?

Part 6: The ‘Ask The Playboy’ sexy costume party

Part 7: Stir over ‘lewd party’ involving foreigners and Korean women

Part 8: The 2003 post that tarred foreign English teachers as child molesters

Part 9: Netizens shocked by foreign instructor site introducing how to harass Korean children

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