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Court Allows the Correction of Gender Without Surgery to Remove Reproductive Organs

Court Allows the Correction of Gender Without Surgery to Remove Reproductive Organs

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean court has ruled for the first time that gender can be corrected without surgery to remove reproductive organs or to modify external genitals. Tthe Suwon District Court said it recently allowed the correction of gender in a case filed by a transgender individual in his 20s. [...]

University Students Show Big Difference in Favorite Foods by Gender

University Students Show Big Difference in Favorite Foods by Gender

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — University students have a substantial difference in favorite foods by gender — female students showed more preference for dairy products and sugary foods, while male students ate seaweed and greasy foods more frequently, a survey said Thursday. A research team led by Song Kyung-hee, a food and nutrition professor [...]

Gender Equality at Large with Women Responsible for 70 pct of Homemaking

Gender Equality at Large with Women Responsible for 70 pct of Homemaking

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Women take up the absolute majority among families in dealing with homemaking and child rearing, according to recent data. The Ministry of Gender and Equality conducted a survey of 10,997 households throughout the country, in which 70.5 percent said that the mother was in charge of groceries, cooking, and [...]

Female Immigrants Earn Less than Men Despite Having Higher Educational Attainment

Female Immigrants Earn Less than Men Despite Having Higher Educational Attainment

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Female immigrants working in South Korea tend to have higher educational attainment than their male counterparts, but they are typically paid lower wages, a study showed Monday. The number of economically active female immigrants stood at 3,284,000, compared to 2,805,000 economically non-active female immigrants, according to a report from [...]

Continuing Debate over Transgender Student Enrolling at Women’s University

Continuing Debate over Transgender Student Enrolling at Women’s University

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is heating up on university campuses over a transgender student who was accepted to Sookmyung Women’s University (SWU) after undergoing sex-change surgery from male to female. There are claims that gender changes threaten women’s rights and safety, while signatures “welcoming” the transgender student are continuing among the alumni [...]

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 [...]