NY Times editorial in patriarchy vs. feminism in S. Korea

Interesting contrast to America.

A magazine published a cover that could be interpreted as a small penis joke (pinchy hands + sausage emoji). The company apologized and disciplined the woman who designed the cover. Article goes on to describe the patriarchy in S. Korea, including large gender pay gap (35%), jobs that discriminate against women, and lack of women in executive positions in major companies.

Lee Jun-Seok is a popular patriarchy supporter, claims men are targets of reverse discrimination. He was elected leader of right wing People Power Party. In Seoul mayoral race, 70% of men in their 20s voted for the conservative candidate.

Women are fighting back in various ways. There is a bill to outlaw discrimination based on sex, ethnicity, etc., but unclear if it will pass.