South Korea's feminist struggle is being waged with a pen

South Korea gender roles

In South Korea, there are traditions of a very hierarchical view of gender roles. At the same time, many young South Koreans are challenging the old traditions. Photo: Collage, Sergio and Dconvertini, Flickr.

Of: Elin Haglund

In South Korea, there is strong opposition to gender equality. This is largely due to the hierarchical traditions of ideas that characterize the country's culture, says literary critic and professor Dongshik Kim. Now a new generation with a more modern attitude is taking up the fight, among other things with the help of literature.

October 8, 2019, Report