Women in South Korea. The reality they don't want you to know.

The Korean woman has been extremely important in the development of this nation and it is not exclusively due to the existing prostitution which has been the greatest economic asset of the country.

It was in the year 790, where the Korean woman mainly through religion, acquired a position of influence and considerable power in the society of that time. It was considered practically the center of society due to a large extent to the configuration of a matriarchal state where it had participation in most of the social and economic activities developed at that time such as agriculture, maintenance of the home, matrimonial assets, etc. 

Through all these years of development, Korean society has undergone numerous changes that have caused the displacement of women to a secondary level and with it the emergence of new political-economic contradictions throughout the country.

Historical vision.

The Japanese military occupation that occurred on August 22, 1910 and concluded that same month but in 1945 with the end of the Second World War gave rise to different events that forever marked this country and especially its women.

Throughout this period, the Korean woman was the victim of numerous war crimes, including thousands and thousands of rapes where the repressive forces at the service of the Japanese army acted ruthlessly throughout the national territory without respecting any of the ethical and moral principles that according to Japanese culture, in the eyes of the world they claim to defend. This particular issue bothers Koreans quite a bit because the Japanese government has never had the decency to publicly apologize to this nation for all the crimes that the army in its service committed back then.


Since the beginning of the 70s, the need to establish laws that protect the rights of women in this country arose, however, none of this has removed the dangers to which they continue to be exposed in national territory.

The preference of Korean families.

Currently, due to cultural myths, many families prefer to have sons and not daughters. This is mainly due to the deep existing popular belief which affirms that a male child is synonymous with king and with him the sole and absolute heir to the family patrimony, the daughter being in many cases an unwanted baby. This behavior has the consequences that most of the family's financial resources are allocated to the same, such as school expenses, personal luxuries, etc. 

This situation created by parents places enormous social pressure on the shoulders of the women of tomorrow who are almost forced to succeed from an early age. Another important fact that should be mentioned is the large number of girls who are delivered each year to orphanages in South Korea as a result of the aforementioned situation. A fact that unfortunately occurs regularly in this country whose consequences are presented in the long term where approximately 36 people take their lives every day in this country, of which 14 are women, which represents the highest rate of female suicides in the world. 

As a result of so many suicides, group therapies have been created where people meet (generally women) and feelings and experiences related to the emptiness that the loss of a loved one represents in our lives are shared.

After being filled out a form, whose objective is to know the state of the physical-mental health of the person in question. The person submits voluntarily and assisted to a real burial for a long time in this way the person has the opportunity to previously deal with the experience of being dead. A rather rare therapy that gives me goosebumps. If you wish to know more details regarding this practice, click here.

Korean Judicial System.

In South Korea there is currently no defined law that strictly punishes those who commit physical and mental abuse of minors, especially girls. There are thousands of examples where this approach is revealed, although the clearest has been the scandal that occurred in a Telegram chat whose administrator was in charge of extorting dozens of victims, including minors, all this in order for the victims to carry out sexual acts which this person recorded and then sold in a Telegram group called Nth Room.

The worst of all this is that there are thousands of people involved in this act who have never appeared before a court, bringing with them enormous national discontent. Hundreds of protests were held all over Seoul where the majority demanded to know the identity of all criminals involved however the demand never proceeded.

*More than 5 million signatures were gathered for this action to take place, but the Government once again refused, nor did it fairly punish the intellectual actor behind this crime.

Hidden cameras.

In this country, crime manifests itself in a somewhat strange and sophisticated way, and hidden cameras have been a clear example of this.

Hundreds of Korean men dedicate their time and ingenuity to placing hidden cameras in public bathrooms and other private businesses such as cafes or company bathrooms in order to record women while they perform their physiological needs. A content that they then sell on the Internet. These are devices so small that they are almost undetectable to the human eye.

This group of perverts carry out these actions because they know that the Government will not take severe measures against them, which is why events like these continue to occur.

Because of these incidents, it has been necessary to create a remote function wireless device detection team which checks the city's public toilets daily to ensure that women are not being recorded. There is also a law that requires all mobile phone manufacturers based in South Korea to incorporate the sound of a camera when a photo is taken into their mobile devices. The noise produced can alert a certain person that they are being photographed and in this way immediate action can be taken. This sound incorporated in mobile devices is impossible to remove because it is linked to its operating system. Something unique to this country.

Unpunished murders.

What would be the sentence of someone who kills his wife with a golf club?

This was precisely what the former president of the Gimpo district located in Seoul did. As a result of this event, seven years of imprisonment, worst of all, if an event of this nature happens in reverse, the woman in question would be demonized and would probably spend the rest of her life behind bars as has already happened in other occasions.

There are hundreds of videos captured by security cameras where men can be seen brutally beating women, but the Government assumes that they are relationship problems and in such situations it should not intervene. Something I really don't quite understand.

As I have said in previous articles, the purchasing power of each person depends on their ability to generate income through their effort and skills in a capitalist system where the free market and democracy prevail, and where private property and individual rights are respected from each person.

Practice has shown us the previous approach, although unfortunately in South Korea things are a little different when it comes to women.

Wage gap.

A Korean woman will earn less salary than a man from the same company even though both have the same skills, knowledge and experience. This has not changed to this day and makes it clear to which group of the population the most important social benefits are directed. The strange thing in all this is that the Organization for the Protection of Workers in South Korea has never ruled on it.

Abortion in South Korea.

The issue of abortion is quite complicated because it generates a confrontation between two essential factors in the life of any woman in our society. The first is the economic factor and the second is the human factor where values ​​such as respect for life are strongly defended by those who oppose this process.

Barely 2 years ago (2021) abortion was legalized in this country after enormous pressure exerted by millions of Korean women, which constituted a historic ruling in favor of women in this country. An extensive topic which I will be explaining in a following article.


The South Korean Government is aware of all these events, even so, and for convenience, it continues to apply a policy of coercion as a form of control over the country's female population.

Despite all this, the current Korean woman tries by all means to be independent due in large part to all the situations that have been explained in this article. To achieve this, she is choosing not to get married and thus not have children, in the same way, physical and virtual institutions have been created where crimes that occur daily in national territory are publicly denounced in order to do Justice and grant the respect that women in this society deserve.