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130,000 Copies of Korean Feminist Novel ‘Kim Ji-young’ Printed in Japan

130,000 Copies of Korean Feminist Novel ‘Kim Ji-young’ Printed in Japan

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese-language version of “Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982,” a bestselling South Korean feminist novel, has been printed more than 130,000 times since its release more than three months ago, the book’s South Korean publisher said Tuesday. The translated version of the book by Cho Nan-joo hit the Japanese [...]

Over 40 pct of S. Korean Females in 20s are Feminist: Survey

Over 40 pct of S. Korean Females in 20s are Feminist: Survey

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Over 40 percent of South Korean women in their 20s are surveyed to have deemed themselves as feminists, reflecting a social trend in which feminism is increasingly taking root among youngsters in a male-dominated Korean society, a women’s think tank said Tuesday. The Korean Women’s Development Institute conducted a [...]

Activists Claim “My Body is Not Porn!”

Activists Claim “My Body is Not Porn!”

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — On Saturday, feminist activists took to the streets of Gangnam, marching, removing their tops and yelling “My body is not porn” before being stopped by police. The members of “Fire Femi Action” carried out a shirtless protest at Facebook Korea’s headquarters in Yeoksam-dong in Seoul’s Gangnam district, denouncing Facebook’s [...]

Apparel Brands Need Bigger and Smaller Clothing Sizes, According to Feminist Group

Apparel Brands Need Bigger and Smaller Clothing Sizes, According to Feminist Group

SEOUL, Jul. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — On July 26, an ecofeminist group held a press conference in Seoul’s Myeongdong shopping district to announce the results of a market research study of clothing sizes offered by 31 different apparel companies. Conducted this month, the list of companies included in the study are popular brands such as [...]