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  1. 1. <ul>Who the Heck? </ul><ul>♥ Hi! I'm Kyle J*********! ♥ I'm a Music Composition and Tech Theatre double major. ♥ I like music. A lot. I try to listen to and love everything. </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>Who the Heck? </ul><ul>♥ I'm also an avid gamer and love Source games(pardon my nerdspeak). ♥ I dig Japanese culture and language. ♥ I'm a die-hard advocate of open source programs and file formats. It's not just a nerd thing. =) </ul><ul>http://xkcd.com/743/ </ul>
  3. 3. <ul>Women in Modern Day South Korea </ul><ul>• South Korean (S.K.) Women's Rights Movement 2 </ul><ul><ul><li>Started to gain attention in 1980 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feminist groups established </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moved quickly ever since 1990 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Among other laws, domestic violence laws created. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continues today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2005: Hoju abolished (family registry system that declared father as head of house and everyone else below him). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul>Women in Modern Day South Korea </ul><ul><li>Expectations 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women are expected to remain submissive and docile.
  5. 5. Public assertion of a woman's power is strongly disapproved by society.
  6. 6. Greatest expectation of women is to manage their childrens' educations. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul>Women in Modern Day South Korea </ul><ul>• Contradictions 2 </ul><ul><ul><li>Despite expectations of modesty, S.K. women have very good livelihoods. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Largely well-educated.
  8. 8. Engaged in the economy
  9. 9. Bar-none maternal health services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Kugelman notes that S.K. women have both the professional and educational tools to succeed, but don't. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul>Women in Modern Day South Korea </ul><ul>• Discrimination 2 </ul><ul><ul><li>S.K. corporate culture described as “secretive and opaque.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses often fly under the radar of S.K. Discrimination laws. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual harassment is an ongoing issue </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul>Women in Modern Day South Korea </ul><ul><li>Careers 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More and more women are beginning to work outside the home
  12. 12. Despite this, husbands are still largely viewed as the “outside person” and wives the “inside person.”
  13. 13. Women tend to leave the labour force when they get married. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul>Women in Modern Day South Korea </ul><ul>• Careers (con't) </ul><ul><ul><li>Equal Employment Law (EEL) 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminates labour market discrimination and gives women maternity and childcare benefits.
  15. 15. Only applies to large businesses, covering only a small percentage of women, which feminist organizations are currently fighting to expand. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul>Women in Modern Day South Korea </ul><ul>• Continued Progress </ul><ul><ul><li>2006: Han Myung-Sook became the first woman prime minister in S.K. History. 1
  17. 17. Political parties actively trying to engage more women. 4
  18. 18. Military and employment opportunities are expanding for women. 4 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul>Works Cited </ul><ul>1 Cazzaniga, Pino. “Han Myung-Sook, a Christian Woman, Now Prime Minister.” AsiaNews.it April 21, 2006. June 8, 2010 <http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/legacylib/mlahcc.html> 2 Kugelman, Michael. “Where they Stand: The Status of Women in South Korea.” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2006. June 7, 2010 < http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm ?event_id=166060&fuseaction=events.event_summary> 3 Savada, Andrea Matles and William Shaw. South Korea: A Country Study. Washington, 1990. June 7, 2010 < http://countrystudies.us/south-korea/40.htm > 4 “Women's Rights in Korea.” Online Women in Politics. June 9, 2010. <http://www.onlinewomeninpolitics.org/womensit/kr-w-sit.pdf> </ul>

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