소녀시대

Korean Gender Reader

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1) Street harassment and respect in Korea

After a terrible Korean New Year’s, It’s Daejeon, darling! wrote the following:


Visual Dreams (비주얼드림) by Girls’ Generation (소녀시대): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation


Korean Retro!

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Despite everything I’ve said about Girls’ Generation (소녀시대) over the years, I’m really liking this retro look for their new mini-album Hoot (훗), to be released later this week.


Korea Doesn’t Get Much Cuter Than This…

A girl-group aimed at my demographic, set in the style of the video games I used to play as a teenager? Seriously, what more could one ask for in a music video?^^

Thanks to Ashley at SeoulBeats for the laugh!


The Kafkaesque Korean Beauty Trends of 2009

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Confused about all the new buzzwords used to describe Koreans’ bodies these days? Here’s my translation of an article that gives a quick guide.


Oh? Oh…!

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Call me old-fashioned, but although music videos can have a huge effect on my enjoyment of songs, I still try to judge them on their own merits.

By that criteria, all of Girls’ Generation’s hits have fallen flat for me, no matter how photogenic the girls are. But then I found a remix of their latest hit Oh! by the Greek trance DJ “Areia”, and I immediately fell in love with it.


Sexually Harassing Girls’ Generation: The Manufacture of Outrage

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“People in their 30s and 40s are emerging as the main cultural consumers, and Girls’ Generation specifically targets the men in that age group,” says Lee Soo-man (53), CEO and producer for SM Entertainment. (Chosun Ilbo, November 2008)


Lusting After Teenagers…or the Maturing of Women’s Fan Culture?


When living at home forces young Koreans to keep their sexual encounters a secret, it’s no great surprise that Korean society strongly discourages open expressions of sexuality outside of marriage.


Girls’ Generation’s Secrets Revealed?

Korean Sociological Image #19: Gee, Gee, Gee…Using Girls’ Generation to Study Gender Roles in Korean Advertising

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