On Sep. 24, South Korean boy group BTS gave a speech on empowerment and love at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The event marked the launch of “Generation Unlimited”—a partnership between the UN and UNICEF that aims to promote education and empowerment for young people.
After months of deliberation, Shim Jung-hyun, a 26-year-old South Korean YouTuber known for her beauty tips, announced to her subscribers that she would stop filming makeup tutorials, skincare routines and cosmetics unboxing videos. “I’m no longer happy with making myself up beyond the point of gaining self-satisfaction,” Shim said
This summer, South Korea’s spycam ‘molka’ culture is bringing tens of thousands of women together in Seoul’s Daehakro neighborhood for the largest recorded women’s protests in South Korean history. On the first episode of a new season of ké cast, Korea
Since the beginning of May, tens of thousands of women have taken to protesting monthly on the streets of Hyehwa, Seoul, demanding an end to South Korea’s pervasive problem of molka, or spycam porn. Their protests have been the largest recorded women’s rallies in South Korean
At a quarter to ten on a Friday evening, the glass door of a theater in Hyehwa, Seoul, opened, letting out a group of young women. Instead of leaving, they slowly queued just beyond the stone path that led up to the building. They were fans of Mama, Don’t
You might have heard the stories — of cameras that look like lighters, flashes of light inside nooks and crannies at a public restroom, subway upskirting — but they might have sounded like stories of other people. On June 9, some 22,000 women gathered in South Korea to say
Why is feminism so taboo in South Korea’s game industry? Meet these divas, the brave souls who call themselves feminist gamers in an industry notorious for misogyny. Event hosted by Korea Exposé on May 26, powered by Google Korea. Guests: Young-own and Anna of Famerz, South Korea’
It was a sight to behold: at least 12,000 women shouting at the top of their lungs in central Seoul, enraged by South Korea’s widespread spycam pornography, enraged by what they perceived to be police inaction, even discrimination. On May 19, 2018, women from different walks
This is Korea Exposé’s first short documentary, created by video director Youjin Do and published on the eve of the two-year-anniversary of the Gangnam murder on May 17, 2016. Two years ago in South Korea, a woman was murdered in Gangnam. It was a senseless death that
The tale of Nardack’s journey to the gaming industry’s feminist blacklist began in a world that’s not typically open about feminism: K-pop. It began when Irene, a member of Red Velvet (the girl group that performed in Pyongyang recently), said in a fan meeting that she read
The first #MeToo headlines are always big and dramatic. A male prosecutor accused of sexual harassment. The star politician accused of rape. The powerful, internationally respected male director. The CEO. The journalist. And more. But look beyond the headlines. What about the many more ordinary cases, that usually don’
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.