Gender Roles

Pin-up Girls as Role Models?

(Sources: left, right)

The first fruits of my lecture last weekend!


Gender Advertisements in the Korean Context (Version. 4.0!)

As promised, here is the latest version of the lecture that has kept me so busy recently, which I’ll be delivering for a fourth time at Sejong University tomorrow. Any comments or suggestions would be most appreciated.

Also, as the friend I’m staying with ironically has to come down to Busan on the very weekend I’m coming up to Seoul, then I’ll be free all Sunday, and so was planning to spend much of it looking pretentious in coffee shops, then going to Kyobo and What The Book – after all, what else is there to do in a city of 24.5 million people? But if any readers are free though, and would like to have a coffee or something in the Itaewon or Jongno areas, then please give me a buzz!

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Filed under: Announcements, Gender Roles, Korean Advertisements Tagged: Erving Goffman, Gender Advertisements, 세종대학교, Sejong University


Female Flesh Under Consumer Capitalism: Meet the Meat?

(Source: Busan Focus, 16 May 2011, p. 13)

Hey, I get it, I really do: ads that make men want the girl, can make women want to be that girl.


Korean Sociological Image #59: Childcare is (Still) Women’s Job!

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Do crosswalk lights with only male-shaped figures really discriminative against females?


Gender Advertisements in the Korean Context: Download

(Sources: SeoulBeats & personal scan)

Welcome Busan National University students, and please click here for the PowerPoint presentation that accompanies my guest lecture next week. I look forward to meeting you!


Korean Sociological Image #56: Start ‘Em Young!

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Apologies for the continued slow posting folks, but I have several good excuses, one of which involves spending a lot of time in doctors’ waiting rooms. Unlike most normal people however, that’s actually something I look forward to, as I simply relish the opportunity to peruse the hundreds of advertisements in the thick women’s magazines there.


Gender Advertisements in the Korean Context: Public Lecture, Tuesday March 8th 7:30pm, Royal Asiatic Society, Seoul

(Sources: SeoulBeats & personal scan)

See here for the details. Alas, with just 1 hour available then there’ll be little opportunity to do more than summarize what I’ve already written in my “Gender Advertisements in the Korean Context” posts unfortunately (see the right sidebar), but hopefully my very visual presentation will be a much more fun introduction to the topic then reading those tens of thousands of words will be.


Korean Sociological Image #54: Sex & Drugs

(Source: Focus {Busan ed.}, 08.12.2010, p. 17)

As we all know, if you’re a real man, then you couldn’t care less about what painkiller to use.

But to be precise, the ad actually says dansoonhan men (단순한남자). Which usually translates as “simple” in English, but probably best would be “straightforward” in this case.

Forgive me though, for still considering myself just as smart (dokdokhae;똑똑해) as the woman in the ad. After all, I too wear glasses sometimes.


Sexual Harassment in the Workplace & the 2001 Equal Employment Opportunity Law: What Still Needs to be Done

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With thanks very much to Marilyn for the translation of the following article from Ildaro (일다), I’ll quickly let it speak for itself:

고용불안 속, 직장내 성희롱 위협 커져

In the midst of employment instability, the threat of workplace sexual harassment increases

고용평등상담실 10년, 여성노동의 현실과 미래를 말한다(2)


The Gender Politics of Smoking in South Korea: Part 4

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“Smoking Among Men Drops to Record Low” reads a recent headline in The Chosunilbo, with only 39.6% of Korean men over 19 now doing so: a drop of 3.5% from a year earlier, and of 17.1% from 2003.


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