Korean Sexuality

Korean Gender Reader

( Source: Ningin) 1) If You’ve Got it, Flaunt it? The Potential Mainstreaming of Assertive Female Sexuality in Korea As the live performance below demonstrates, even sans the sex scene of the music video, the dance routine for the Brown Eyed Girls’ (브라운아이드걸스) Abracadabra (아브라카다브라) remains compelling viewing. Spoken from the perspective of a heterosexual male of [...]

Giving the Korean Consumer What She Wants?

No attempt at analysis this time: most readers are probably well aware of why I would choose to highlight this photoshoot of Shin Min-a (신민아) and Jamie Dornan from the September edition of Elle Korea here! If not, then see here for starters, but if you’re looking for something more academic, then consider this post [...]

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Korean LGBT Issues…

Being at 8:30am on Sunday morning, then my presentation at the ICAS 6 Conference in Daejeon last weekend wasn’t exactly well attended, but at least I did get to meet Professor Douglas Sanders of the University of British Colombia, a noted author on human rights and LGBT issues, and as it happens also the first [...]

Tamna: A Radical New Korean Drama?

With thanks to reader Ezra de Leon for passing the news on, a new Korean drama called Tamna the Island (탐나는도다) appeared over the weekend, and for readers of this blog especially it is noteworthy in many important respects. The most obvious is for having a foreigner in the lead role, a 24-year-old French model named [...]

Korean Sociological Image #13: The Kiss

It’s amazing how quickly things can change in Korea sometimes. Granted, you’re unlikely to see an eye-catching kiss akin to the above on primetime TV at the moment, but at the rate things are going then it won’t be too much longer. It was only at the end of May that Shin Min-a (신민아) for instance, [...]

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