Korean Gender Reader, Feb. 9-15

Screenshot f.luxRather than me decorate this post with some random Korean and/or gender-related image this week, let me pass on one of something far more useful: a screenshot of the webpage for f.lux, a small and easily-installable computer program which softens your computer screen’s brightness after sunset. Found via the comments thread to this article at io9, about how using computer screens — designed to be as bright as the sun — at night is screwing up our sleep, I’ve been using it for about 10 days now, and it’s already done wonders for my tired eyes at least.

Click here to download it, and fellow geeks and amateur astronomers may also be interested in this post at ScienceBlogs, which explains some of the science behind it.

p.s. Unfortunately, it’s unavailable for Android (although it is available for the iPhone and iPad); if anybody knows an equivalent that is, please please please let me know!

p.p.s. If you have problems with the program dimming at the wrong time, like I did, go to your Control Panel and check you’re set to the right time zone, despite what you’ve set your computer’s clock to. Once I changed it, this also cleared up 5 years of frustrating, weirdly-timed emails for me!


Free Movie Tickets to White Night and short films Suddenly Last Summer and Going South (The Kimchi Queen)

Seoul Players run V-Day contests and events (Seoul Players; The Korea Herald)

International Women’s Day in Gwangju (Facebook Group)


“How My Mother Sees My Friends” and “How Others See ‘My Couple’” (Gord Sellar)

From the Archives: Embarrassing Moments with Chinese Characteristics (Speaking of China)

[WTF] Journalist mistakes viral video of sexual assault as ‘public display of skinship between a couple’ (Netizen Buzz)

Deaf people look at me as weird for being gay. Gay people look at me weird for being deaf. (The Kimchi Queen)

Starbucks baristas writing “외국인” on your cup? (I’m No Picasso)


Police Say More Japanese Women Becoming Human Trafficking Victims (Japan Subculture Research Center)

Netizens dig up proof of ‘Laws of the Jungle’ being staged (Netizen Buzz; update)

7 year old actress Park Min Ha found to have an anti cafe.. industry senses urgency for child protection laws (Netizen Buzz)

A Letter from a South Korean Sex Worker (Research Project Korea)

Bush & Baths (Alana in Wanderlust)


Surviving Senior Year in a Korean High School (and getting into SKY) (3WM)

General Conscript Life (Sorry, I Was Drunk)

K-pop Fanfiction: The Disturbing Truth (Beyond Hallyu)

Is It Okay for Parents to Lie to Their Kids? China’s Parents Say Yes (The Atlantic)

On Our Radar: Mixed Weight Relationships (Thick Dumpling Skin)


Minah asks her label CEO to lift Girl’s Day’s ban on dating (Allkpop)

Chinese women largest group of marriage immigrants (The Korea Herald)

Dating Korean men according to Waygook (I’m No Picasso)

Minami 2 (Frank Kogan)

Foreigners love, threaten, and owe apology to Korea (Gusts of Popular Feeling)


In the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Chinese people are exotic props (Shanghaiist)

Conservative Netizens Mock Death of Singer, Cause Controversy (KoreaBANG; Asian Junkie; funeral)

The Hidden Meaning Behind Peeling an Apple (Geek in Heels)

Idols revealed to be paid $2 USD/hr for ‘IAC’ attendance… is it worth the injuries? (Netizen Buzz; update)

Women should lead more start-ups (Korea Joongang Daily)


Gendered Degradation Ceremony in J-pop Group AKB48 (Sociology in Focus)

Growing Pains for North Korean Defector Teens: Some integration issues are cultural, others are just a fact of life (NK News.org)

Govt: Hey, About Those Headlines on Youth Unemployment (Korea Realtime)

Pants vs. skirts: Flight attendants fight for choice (Korea Joongang Daily)

Hallyu’s Appeal to Asia… No, The Other Asia (Seoulbeats)


Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Japan (Sociological Images)

Entertainer on talk show talks about using rhythm method with wife (Allkpop)

Review: Sistar19 – Gone Not Around Any Longer (Selective Hearing)

You know what conscripts in general do, but do you know what it feels like? (Sorry, I was drunk)

Several pics show G-Dragon wearing what appears to be a Nazi medal... (Angry K-Pop Fan)

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5 thoughts on “Korean Gender Reader, Feb. 9-15

  1. This comment has nothing to do with the above post –sorry.

    I wanted to search your blog for something, but there doesn’t seem to be any search function anymore.


    1. Actually, just gotten over a cold that kept me in my apartment for a DAMN WEEK, but thanks!

      Sorry that you don’t like the new system. But as I explained when I made the change, the old one just took up way too much time (to the extent that I was going to discontinue the KGRs completely!), and the categories were really pretty arbitrary anyway.


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