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Sales of Weight Training Equipment Soar as S. Korean Women Embrace Body Positivity

Sales of Weight Training Equipment Soar as S. Korean Women Embrace Body Positivity

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of South Korea women are bulking up to stay healthy rather than striving to have a slim shape. Gmarket, an online shopping mall run by eBay Korea, announced on Thursday that sales of muscle-building equipment purchased by female customers in the one-month period starting on June [...]

Women in Early Adulthood Have More Negative Self-perception and Stronger Suicide Impulse than Men

Women in Early Adulthood Have More Negative Self-perception and Stronger Suicide Impulse than Men

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that women in early adulthood between the ages of 20 and 27 have more negative self-perception and stronger suicide impulses than their male counterparts. This is primarily because South Korean society expects uniform value from women, resulting in an increase in the number of [...]

27 pct of Domestic Violence Victims Suffered When They Were Pregnant

27 pct of Domestic Violence Victims Suffered When They Were Pregnant

SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of every four women who suffered physical and sexual violence from their spouses also experienced violence during pregnancy, a recent survey showed. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family released a report Thursday titled “2019 Survey on Domestic Violence” based on a survey of 9,060 people, including [...]

Stay-at-home Moms Don’t Actually Have More Children

Stay-at-home Moms Don’t Actually Have More Children

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — In major advanced countries, the more women engage in economic activities, the more children they have. According to a report from the Korea Association of Public Finance, based on 1990-2016 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country panel data, the number of childbirths increased significantly as women’s participation [...]