I’ve got a fairly wide spread this week, what with exceptions to criminal law, stats about the ultrarich (of which chaebols would be a subset), poverty and menstruation, personal essays on feminism, and–as always–a small selection of kdrama news.
- “Knowingly Corroborating a False Alibi (in Korea).” So file this one under the “things I did not know about Korean law” list (granted, that list is legion). Turns out that live-in family members and relatives of a criminal can’t be charged with harboring that criminal or helping/allowing them to escape. Huh. I think that explains some of what I thought were loose ends in the crime dramas I’ve watched…
- “Number of South Korean ultrarich on the rise.” The rich continue to get richer around the world, and South Korea is no exception. In addition to graphs showing just how much their wealth has grown, this article also features a handy map of where the ultrarich tend to live.
- “Sanitary pads controversy brings light on women’s poverty, reproductive health.” Honestly, I wish menstruation was talked about more in all forms of media–such a huge percentage of the human population will experience, is experiencing, or has experienced it. I liked this look into what is going on over in South Korea, particularly among the young and the poor.
- “Living in South Korea as a Young Woman (5): Finding Feminism after High School.” This is a great personal essay about Choi Jeong-hui‘s experience in discovering feminism during her university years and going on to create a feminist study group for newly graduated high school girls.
- “Shaking up the World Instead of Shrinking in Fear.” In this personal essay, Su-jin talks about how her initial online lurking re: feminism later led to in-the-street demonstrations. Also an engaging, important read.
- “Lies, girlfriends, and growing pains in JTBC’s Age of Youth.” I’m still excited and hopeful about this show (yay, college!), and there’s a new teaser for it in the article.
- “Buttons Thou Art Burnt.” It should surprise no one that they cast an actress who does not look anything like Jang Mi-ran to play Jang Mi-ran. *sighs*