It is not uncommon for advertisers in our Jobs Offered section to include preferences based on gender, age, race, or physical appearance/fitness. While my personal feelings about this are pretty clear, the question of how to create and implement a site policy is more complex.
To begin with, there is the question of imposing standards which are considered 'legal and ethical' in some countries, but not necessarily here. Additionally, if we implement a policy of not allowing such preferences to be stated, we don't eliminate the actual preference, we just prevent that information from being made public. The hiring bias will still be in place and applicants will have less information upon which to base their decision.
Implementing any such policy would be a managerial challenge - creating a lot more work on our part and no doubt leading to some blurry lines. Still I think it's a question that should be addressed publicly and a Koreabridge policy that should be clarified one way or another.
Please comment below. As always, all perspectives welcome, but please keep it civil.
Oct. 2013 Update: As this was brought up recently on our Facebook page, the discusion may be revisited. Due to a site glitch, we lost results from the 2011 poll. Please feel free to vote again.