Students are taught from a young age that women must look pretty and men must earn a lot of money. Finding the perfect life partner can be difficult, but South Korean students are taught from an early age the ideal method for attracting a spouse is really quite simple. Despite the backlash the ministry initially stood its ground, simply removing the material from its website and out of public view. While the education ministry declined to provide a copy, the Guardian was able to review the guidelines in their entirety. In the meantime, amid a growing feminist movement in South Korea, teachers and parents are turning to after-school discussions groups and private lessons to help students unlearn the material they are taught in school.
'Blatantly sexist': backlash against South Korea's sex education
'Blatantly sexist': backlash against South Korea's sex education | South Korea | The Guardian
The women brandishing those signs in the center of Seoul, South Korea's capital, wore large sunglasses, baseball caps or broad-brimmed hats. The headgear and glasses serve partly to ward off the sun, but mainly to make the protesters unrecognizable to men who might be hostile to their cause: the fight against molka , videos that are filmed using cameras hidden in public toilets, school changing rooms or even women's homes, and then posted on the internet. The cameras, disguised as clocks, pens or light bulbs, are bestsellers. Police register thousands of cases every year, but perpetrators are rarely caught and punished. The protesters believe that this is because officials do not take women's concerns seriously.
Gender inequality in South Korea
Gender inequality in South Korea refers to the unequal opportunities and treatment men and women face in South Korea. Due to the various methods of calculating and measuring gender inequality, South Korea's gender inequality rankings vary across different reports. The report notes that all subindices health and survival, education, economic participation and equality, and political empowerment show improvement compared to the date of the first publication of this yearly report. Throughout modern history, South Korean women have been subjected to military sexual slavery. Moreover, these women were victims to both violence and sexualization.
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