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Different Preferences for Designated Smoking Areas Between Men and Women

Different Preferences for Designated Smoking Areas Between Men and Women

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a recent survey, male and female smokers differ in their preferences for designated smoking areas. It turns out that men usually smoke outside, while women tend to prefer smoking inside. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a national survey of 3,200 smokers. Based on [...]

Free Entrance for Those Who Wear Hanbok According to Gender is Discrimination

Free Entrance for Those Who Wear Hanbok According to Gender is Discrimination

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) recommended that the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) correct a situation under which men wearing men’s hanbok and women wearing women’s hanbok only are allowed to enter historical palaces free of charge. The commission claimed that the current policy is a form [...]

Catholic Community Expresses Outrage Over Burned ‘Body of Christ’

Catholic Community Expresses Outrage Over Burned ‘Body of Christ’

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The local Catholic community expressed outrage Wednesday after a member of a radical anti-male women’s group openly damaged a sacramental wafer, known as the Body of Christ, with a message lashing out the religion for oppressing women. On Tuesday, the unidentified member of the Internet-based misandry group “Womad” posted [...]

Marriage Status Affects Suicide Prevalence Differently by Gender: Study

Marriage Status Affects Suicide Prevalence Differently by Gender: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of scientists from Wonkwang University Hospital announced Monday that elements increasing the risks of suicide can vary based on gender, especially in terms of marital status, according to a recent analysis.  The study was based on 19,243 adults who took part in the 2013 Community Health Survey [...]