Korean Gender Reader


I would comment on this ridiculous rendition of Davichi’s (다비치) Kang Min-kyeong (강민경), but unfortunately two pressing matters(!) prevent me as I type this. In the morning though, I may well submit my daughters’ drawings of her to DHC Korea for its consideration, as surely those would be just as realistic as whatever else it has planned for its latest ad campaign?^^

Seoul Food: Treating Your Idol to Lunch Is the True Test of Fandom (The Wall Street Journal)

Extreme Private Ethos: Japanese Documentaries (Asia Society)

A refreshing approach to condom marketing: an app that keeps you from being walked in on by your parents (Work That Matters)

KPOP and Black Music: Rap (My First Love Story)

How Parents’ Zeal for Education Drives Up Rents (Korea Real Time)

The Nude Collection – An International Artists Community Group Exhibition (Seoul; Social Discourse of Disquiet)

Girls′ Generation’s Jessica Gets a Little Photoshop Lift (Enewsworld; see Omona! for scans)

[Part 1] The Yoke of Korean Women (The Jeju Weekly)

Hey, where’s your skirt? (The Korea Blog)

Foreign Husband Troubles (The Marmot’s Hole)

Women readjusts her curves with green tea (Work That Matters)

Introducing Escher Girls, a Site Dedicated to Superheroine Poses That Warp Spacetime (io9)

Chinese woman sent naked photo by interviewer exposes him online (The Nanfang)

South Korean survey: Appearance-based discrimination is widespread (Asian Correspondent)

Porn and the Peninsula (Via Korea)

International Women’s Day events in Seoul (10 Magazine; Korea Business Central)

Jeremy Lin and debates about Asian masculinity (I’m No Picasso)

Hong Seok Cheon Opens Up About AIDS Scare (Enewsworld)

China to soften its one-child policy slogans, but not the law itself (Yahoo! News; hat tip to Amanda)

Why Aren’t Women in Japan Working? (Gender Across Borders)

Lee Hyori gets criticized over her “belly fat”, proceeds to address the haters (Omona!)

Japanese porn actress Hotaru Akanei’s China university lecture cancelled (Shanghaiist)

School’s Closed, Working Moms Suffer (Korea Real Time)

More babies being born in Korea, and gender disparity among newborns at all-time low (The Hankyoreh)

Hot pants or hot air? Is the sexualization of childhood less of a concern than gender-stereotyping? (The F-Word)

Obesity growing among school students (The Hankyoreh)

Fewest Elementary School Students in Seoul since 1965 (The Chosunilbo)

Company-provided daycare: just for female employees? (On Becoming a Good Korean {Feminist} Wife)

Why did Jun Ji-hyun Have to Hide Her Marriage? (Enewsworld)

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