I accidentally stumbled upon a theme this week, but here are a selection of articles on difficult topics that I found interesting, plus an ending dollop of drama casting news.
- “Homosexual teens more likely to develop depression, suicidal thoughts.” The Samsung Medical Center analyzed survey data on 129,000 teenagers and discovered a number of health risks for gay and lesbian teenagers. Activists point out a few flaws in the study and talk about how stressful being a sexual minority can be for these teenagers.
- “Lawmaker pushes for statutory rape age increase.” Lawmakers in South Korea are trying to raise the age of consent from 13 to 16. The proposed bill would raise the mandatory minimum for offers convicted of statutory rape to three years, up from one year.
- “Cyberbullying soars through mobile messengers.” Bullying in school has moved online, particularly on social media platforms like KakaoTalk. Surprisingly (to me), it appears to be much worse in middle school than high school.
- “Watch the most addictive K-dramas without using extra data with T-mobile Binge On.” Good news for those of you with T-mobile (not me)–you can stream the DramaFever app without it counting against your high speed data.
- “Kang Haneul, Hyeri up for deserted-island adventure romance Picnic.” Kang Ha-neul is maybe in, but Song Ji-na is out, and so am I. Best of luck to this show, which is aiming for a 2017 broadcast date now.
- “Yoona Reconsiders and Accepts tvN Drama K2 Opposite Ji Chang Wook.” Yoona is in for the leading lady slot. I haven’t watched any of her dramas, but I do look forward to checking out the show when it premiers.