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Raphael Rashid
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#MeToo in South Korea: The Fall of Powerful Men and What's Next

On Mar. 5, staring blankly at the table in front of her, Kim Ji-eun claimed on live TV she had been raped four times and sexually assaulted on numerous occasions over the course of eight months until February this year. She said her perpetrator was Ahn Hee-jung, a former

Ho Kyeong Jang
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South Korea Women's March in Photos

On Mar. 4, with South Korea’s intensifying #MeToo movement, the annual Korea Women’s March took place in central Seoul. Hosted by Korean Women’s Association United (KWAU) and the 3.8 Women’s Day Organizing Committee, the march began in Gwanghwamun, south of the historic Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Raphael Rashid
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KÉ Interview: That Famous Same-Sex Wedding, Four Years Later

While homosexuality is not outlawed per se in South Korea, LGBT rights is still a sensitive topic in a country where, in certain contexts, being gay can even lead to criminal prosecution. In 2013, Dave Kim (Kim Seung-hwan), a producer at LGBT film production and distribution company Rainbow Factory, wed

Erik Thurman
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Misogyny in South Korea: Murder in Gangnam

Editor’s Note: Last week was the six-month anniversary of the murder of a young woman near Gangnam Station. The murder sparked an explosive discussion in South Korean society about rampant misogyny. This comic strip is the first in a three-part installment that discusses feminism and gender inequality since

David Volodzko
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Gender Equality in South Korea: A Long Way to Go

In 2004 a police officer in Miryang told several middle school girls who were repeatedly raped over the course of a year by forty-one high school boys that they, the victims, were “embarrassing his hometown”. Eight years later, in 2012, it was revealed that the girlfriend of one of