I’ve got more news on the Park Geun-hye scandal, plus a couple articles on women in the workplace and the Gangnam Station Murder.
- “Korea’s Biggest Tycoons to Testify in National Assembly,” “Park fights to keep power,” “Ewha Womans University Raided in Crony Scandal,” “Prosecution looks to prove Park’s bribery charges,” “Anger at Park brings out misogyny, sexism,” “Lawmakers to Vote on Impeaching Park in Early December,” and “Anti-Park protesters march in Seoul for 5th straight week.” The investigation is spreading.
- “Korea Expects 17 Million Visitors This Year.” Were you one of them?
- “Queer Street Performer in South Korea Promotes Acceptance With Art.” Heezy Yang’s current work focuses on the plight of homeless LGBTQ youth.
- “Only 2 in 10 manager positions filled by women.” The article that accompanies the infographic goes into greater detail about different company sizes and industries. Worth a look to see what the current snapshot of managerial employment is like for women in South Korea.
- “‘Women’s Coworkers Are Women’, Now On My Way to Meet You.” A personal essay by Dudungku on juggling the expectations put on female employees at work, and her personal and professional reaction to the Gangnam Station Murder.
- “Misogyny in South Korea, Part I: Gangnam Murder.” A comic piece about the Gangnam Station Murder, how the defendant was acquitted of misogyny charges, and how these events have invigorated some feminist groups and thinkers in South Korea.
- “Communist Party thinks Hallyu promotes ‘soft, weak men.’” …I don’t even know what to say about this. -_-
- “Make Way For Fangirl Squeeees.” Apparently Bad Guys is up for a Season 2, but none of the main cast have officially signed on yet. Okay.