Korean Gender Reader: Slutwalk Tomorrow!


Starting 4pm, from Tapgol Park in Seoul. Again, see here, here, and here for the organizers’ Facebook event page, Facebook group, and blog respectively, here for an English translation of  the “Slut Walk Korea Declaration 2012″, and finally here for R0boseyo’s excellent write-up of last year’s event.

Sorry that I can’t join you Seoulites this year, and please let us all know how it goes!^^

Body Image/Health:

Both men and women may be hardwired to objectify women’s bodies (io9)

Are Men Attracted to What They Think Other Men Approve Of? (Jezebel)

Miss Korea 2012 Dubbed ‘Miss Plastic’ by Netizens (Korea Bang)

A(nother) Problematic Experience in a Korean OBGYN Clinic (Agent 071)

S-line is default dynamic pose for female comic book characters (Escher Girls)

I’m Loving It? The Fast Food Health Epidemic in Singapore (Thick Dumpling Skin)

Why is plastic surgery considered bad? (Angry K-pop Fan)

The Skinny Fat Girl (Or: It’s not just the Korean media that fatshames skinny women) (Nursing Clio)

Singapore blogger undergoes major facial surgery in Korea (Yahoo! Entertainment Singapore)

Great legs but ridiculous poses on Min Hyo-rin (Omona)

An Ugly Reflection: Plastic Surgery In Korea (Follow Your Hart)

Cosmetic Surgery Patients Getting Younger (The Chosun Ilbo)

Objectification: Nothing As Easy As It Looks (Seoulbeats)


Repeat offenders commit half of sex crimes (The Korea Times)

Korea’s kiddie porn enforcement lax (The Marmot’s Hole)

Sex offenders poorly monitored (The Korea Times)

Children and women remain unprotected against sex crimes (The Korea Times)

Sometimes you have to wonder about the world… (The Marmot’s Hole)

Missing girl found dead in Tongyeong (The Korea Herald)

Sex-Offender Website Swamped After Child Killing (The Chosun Ilbo)

South Korean Police Tire of Abuse by Drinkers (The New York Times)

Children from poor families more likely to be targets of sexual crimes (The Hankyoreh)


Celebrating 10 Years Together With My Husband (Speaking of China)

PDA in South Korea (From Korea with Love)

“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’


Women’s Gait and Dancing Attractiveness Across the Menstrual Cycle (Psychology Today)

Teen prostitution – the numbers have grown, the conditions are worse (Ilda)

Shoutout: Gay Friends in Seoul

What should schools teach about sex? (The Korea Herald)


The male feminist: a contemporary player in the fight for women’s liberation (The F-Word)

A Glimpse into the Lives of the Women of the Coalition for North Korean Women’s Rights (Ministry of Unification)

Beware of sexy waitresses in North Korean restaurants – they may be spies? (Examiner.com)

Feminist Culture Clash (Us in Busan)

Now Confucian Culture Causes Nuclear Meltdowns Too? (The Unlikely Expat)


How Eve Grew up in Korea (Seoulbeats)

Womenomics for growth (The Korea Times)

Concern for Young Temporary Workers’ Rights (Human Rights Monitor)

Retirees in South Korea find it’s no country for old men (Reuters)

Pop Culture:

Nice to see a Korean MV simply featuring black people as – well, people (Mixtapes and Liner Notes)

Can you recommend the Korean route to becoming an idol? (Angry K-pop Fan)

On (Bad) Driving in Korean Popular Culture (Seoulbeats)

The Weaknesses of SM, JYP, and YG Entertainment (Allkpop)

When fans forcibly pair up two males who are actually straight (Angry K-pop Fan)


Anti-English Spectrum vs. the Asiatic Exclusion League (Gord Sellar)

One brain, two minds: The surprising impact of speaking another language (Kim Yuri)

South Korea teenagers bullied to death (CNN)

Children with Smart Phones: Are We Being Smart About It? (Human Rights Monitor)

Japanese women fall behind Hong Kong in longevity (BBC)

Weekly Chosun on multiculturalism, xenophobia (The Marmot’s Hole)

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