Korean Gender Reader

(Source: Stuff No One Told Me, via My Journal)

Sorry for the slow posting everyone: I’ve had a bad cold for 3 days. But I’m nearly better :)


Film Screening: Sa Bangji/사방지, Korean Queer Archive, Friday 26 October (The Kimchi Queen)

Body Image, Health

Angry Little Asian Girl pokes fun at the Asian stereotype (Mochi Magazine)

Beware of Image Changes (Seoulbeats)

On Our Radar: DVF and China (Thick Dumpling Skin)

Music Video Lessons: Ailee’s “I Will Show You” teaches us that it’s okay to be an asshole (Asian Junkie)

Girls’ Generation, SECRET & more reveal their diet meal plans (My Journal)

Roundtable: Picture Perfect (Seoulbeats)

Modesty in Australia vs. China (Speaking of China)

Hong Kong woman dies after shady ‘beauty’ treatment intended for cancer patients (Jezebel)

Censorship, Media

Erroneous report of the murder of COOL’s Yuri basically sums up the state of the Korean media (Asian Junkie)

Media manages to make false story of COOL’s Yuri’s murder worse by outing victim’s details (Asian Junkie)

40 Months for stealing Korean broadcasts (The Marmot’s Hole)

This year’s collection of foreign teacher cartoons (Gusts of Popular Feeling)

More cartoons full of needles and gropers (Gusts of Popular Feeling)

Why not the Corea? (Expat Hell)

YG Entertainment & Lee Michelle may be having issues, so let’s invent narratives! (Asian Junkie)

South Korea: Professor Acquitted in Obscenity Case (The New York Times)

Bias Tracker: Why does allkpop trash certain events but not others? (Asian Junkie)

Trending: China Skepticism (Seeing Red in China)


Alarming Rise in Sex Crimes Committed by Teens (The Chosun Ilbo)

Park Geun-hye pledges to expand police force to bolster public safety (The Korea Times)

It’s Not Easy Being a Yakuza Boss, Part 1 (Japan Subculture Research Center)

Dating, Relationships, Marriage

Black and Asian Couple, Lily and James’s love story (Facebook Page)

10 examples of how lovers match their outfits in South Korea (MSN Now)

Why Korean Men Marry Foreign Women (The Chosun Ilbo)

Feeling Sexy as a Mom (Geek in Heels)

Asian Women “Too Tempting” To Husbands/Boyfriends? Please (Speaking of China)

Ask the Yangxifu: My Chinese Boyfriend Doesn’t Express His Feeings (Speaking of China)

Education, Parenting, Demographics

Spending the Last Year as a Teenager Outside of School (ILDA)

Is Corporal Punishment Good or Bad? (Koreabridge)

On Getting Behind in the Parenting Game (On Becoming a Good Korean (Feminist) Wife)

ExamiNation: A short documentary (Lost in Traffic Lights)

Economics, Politics, Workplaces, Ladygate

Korean Professor Uses Twitter to Critcise Online Misogyny Trend (Korea BANG)

Cook, clean, and be pretty (The Korea Times)

Seniority-based Promotions being Replaced by Merit-based Promotions in Korea (The Korea Law Blog)

‘Testosterone is the problem’ [in the finance industry] (The Korea Times)

Cracks in the Asian glass ceiling (Business Without Borders)

Feminist Feels Pity For Men in Continued Online Misogyny Debate (Korea BANG)

“I’d rather sell my c*nt than my paintings”: Women artists’ position in China 20 years ago and today (The F-word)

The All-China Women’s Federation, propping up patriarchy since 1949 (Shanghaiist)

It’s easier for Chinese women to become astronauts than members of the Standing Committee (Shanghaiist)

China’s ‘Leftover’ Women (The New York Times)

Powerful Chinese men still straight pimpin’, all about the bitches (Shanghaiist)

Gangnam Style

Why ‘Gangnam Style’ Didn’t Catch Fire Instantly in China and Japan (Asianaut)

Gangnam Style out of the most viewed music chart due to YouTube changes (Omona They Didn’t!)

How YouTube Just Screwed “Gangnam Style” [Update] (Kotaku)

Should We Be Scared of Gangnam Style? (Seoulbeats)


Cut your hair or go to jail (The Hankyoreh)

LGBT, Sexuality

Interview with Harry: Being gay is nice because I don’t have to deal with aegyo (The Kimchi Queen)

Chinese sex fair shows how prudishness and liberation sit side-by-side (The Guardian)

K. Will’s New Single is Fantastic (The Kimchi Queen)

Reaction to Seoulbeats Review of K.Will’s Please Don’t music video 케이윌 이러지마 제발 (Korean Gender Cafe)

— The Shifting Terrain of Sex in China (Scene Asia)

Reading List: KoreAm Journal- The Queer Issue (The Kimchi Queen)

Director set to marry his boyfriend (Korea Joongang Daily)

How to come out to a Korean friend (Lost in Traffic Lights)


My Korean identity: Michael Hurt (Groove Magazine)

The 정 Challenge (Gord Sellar)

Pop Culture

Unpopular Opinion: Enough with the Aegyo Bashing! (Seoulbeats)

The Five Faces Of E.via (Frank Kogan)

Working hypothesis on appropriation in pop culture: response to Occupied Territories (Occupied Territories)

A Response to Occupied Territories (Frank Kogan)

K-Pop Boot Camp: Video (Nightline)

The grim reality behind the rise of the entertainment market (Omona They Didn’t!)

Video: K-Pop Group 2NE1 Discuss Breaking Into the U.S (Wall Street Journal, Forbes, MTVK)

Are Lost Foreigners a Lost Case in Variety? (Seoulbeats)

Why would anyone sign up with SM Entertainment? (Angry K-pop Fan)

Perspectives: K-pop in Japan (And a Bit About the World) (Seoulbeats)

Dear Kpop Music Industry: Why is it so hard to find out the director of a video? (YAM Magazine)

Social Problems

Daegu parents seek solution to student suicides (The Hankyoreh)

Court Bans Sign Language Interpreters (Human Rights Monitor)

A Few Things to Realize About Bullying (Gord Sellar)

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2 thoughts on “Korean Gender Reader

  1. Ugh, that Seoulbeats review of K.Will…I tried to cover it, but someone else called it first. After I read the final product he had put out, I wanted to strangle him and I was sorry I hadn’t fought harder to get it for myself…


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