Sexism In South Korea

On a recent trip to the United States, a South Korean presidential spokesman was found to have sexually harassed an aide.  The larger picture:

“Five months after the country elected its first female leader, Park Geun-hye, last week’s incident involving her spokesman Yoon Chang-jung marred her first trip to Washington as president. It also highlighted the gender divide that remains in South Korea, where women say they get paid less than men and are given fewer promotions.

There’s an ‘unspoken consensus’ among influential South Korean men that they can avoid punishment for sexual harassment, office worker Joo Insun said. She added that a former employer responded to her own claims of a colleague’s misbehavior by scrutinizing her instead.”

Depressing and in my limited experience, entirely true.

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