Afanasyeva M. A. Antifeminism and the real status of women as topical issue in South Korea, p. 50-61

A negative attitude towards feminism in South Korea has greatly increased in the past few years: men are becoming conservative; the confrontation between women and men is growing. In this article, based on the analysis of sociological surveys, historical and news sources in Russian, English and Korean, several Korean and English forums, the author concludes that there is a sharp spike in antifeminist moods among young men aged 20—30, which is caused by traditional values, modern educational system and economic situation in South Korea. While men feel injustice and protest against feminism, women are fighting against the actual infringement of their rights, thus resulting in the rejection of marriage and mother-hood, which in turn leads to low birth rates. Read in PDF