February 9, 2023

Filipino Guardian

Sentinels of Filipino Free Press

When South Korea abolished its gender ministry, the women fought back

In 2018, South Korea spawned Asia’s first and most successful #MeToo movement. But subsequently, a wave of anti-feminism swept through the country, fueled by young men who feared that women would prevail in their hyper-competitive society. They are annoyed that they have to do their military service, which keeps them from working for up to two years. They have managed to turn feminism into a dirty word that some women are now embarrassed or even afraid to use. But more importantly, they got the President to respond to their battle cries.