- Apr 24, 2020
- United States
On the same street corner in Seoul where 10,000 South Korean women rallied last October to demand an end to spy cameras and sexual violence, the leader of a new activist group addressed a small group of angry young men.
After slow gains in women’s rights, the country is facing a type of political correctness enforced by young men angry at feminists, saying they undermine opportunity.
Apparently, these young men in South Korea are even more against feminism than the older generation in South Korea. They argue that special affirmative action programs are bad because it gives women an unfair leg up. Female colleges are bad because some degrees like law and pharmacy are taught, and there is no male equivalent. It's a reaction against the more progressive Moon administration who used to be popular among the young but now is at 30% with men vs 60% with women. Oh, and they argue feminism is anti-men.
Also, those young Korean men argue against the conscription-based mandatory draft which only applies to men. A lot of those mentioned South Korean men also hate short hair women, overweight women, and feminist authors. And to top it all off the male-favored discourse is dominated by the internet age. Some men also argue against abortion as well.
My opinion on this is mixed. The problem with feminism is that it cuts across everything. From the wage gap to something as mundane as video game character models. Generally, sexual harassment, rape, wage gaps, abortion the feminists are right. Affirmative action depends on how it’s implemented, in the US it has meant white women have gotten hired more, but POC women haven’t which makes male whites, and POC, and POC women hate it. But when it comes to creative content feminists don’t like I don’t agree. I tend to like non-politically correct artist content and politically correct content, and things in-between. But when it comes to feminist forums it’s always, I get all I want, and you get nothing(skimpy armor for men but none for women) or no one gets sex-positive content because I calculated that it makes my feminist political position stronger due to lowering an implicit atmosphere of sexism in say the video game or movie or art mediums.
A lot of it has to do with economic growth, if there are enough jobs for everyone or a growing economy fewer would care, and or they would care less. The unemployment of young people in South Korea is 9% according to both the CNN article and the statistics website I looked upon. But Moon didn’t grow the economy, and the pandemic made it worse. Even if Moon focused a lot of his attention on North Korea, he failed to get closer ties, and it. I would argue it helped the US a lot. Now we don’t have to worry about North Korea, and can focus on Russia, and China.
At least Black Desert Online can have really skimpy outfits even if it’s not that good of a game from an endgame standpoint.
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