Interview with the ‘Euljiro Area-wide Women’s Union’ Fighting to Preserve Euljiro

By Park Ju-yeon

Published January 31, 2019

Translated by Hoyoung Moon

“There is a women’s history at Euljiro, too; it’s just that their presence hasn’t come into view. We want to record their history before these traces disappear.” (Euljiro Area-wide Women’s Union)

Stretching from Chungmuro to the Euljiro 3-ga subway station, the alleyways of the Sinseong, Sampung, Cheonggye, and Sewoon Sangga (shopping arcades) teem with shops selling hardware, metal parts, lighting, tiles, and wallpaper, among other products. This is Euljiro, known as the mecca of the Korean manufacturing industry.

“Banda’s Story of Surviving Illness”: Society’s Ignorance of the Sick Body

By Banda

Published Jan. 26, 2017

Translated by Hoyoung Moon

※ The “Banda’s Story of Surviving Illness” series attempts to find the wisdom and strength to overcome illness by imagining and discussing from multiple angles how it is experienced and can be analyzed.

Responding to Questions About My Health

It’s the new year. The period of time when we most often exchange inquiries about each other’s health.

Suffering through a rude theatergoer’s thoughts during the credits

By Park Ju-yeon

Published Oct. 29, 2018

Translated by Marilyn Hook

※ Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers for the 2018 movie Miss Baek.

“Ah, [expletive], they call this a movie?” The comment hit me like a slap to the back of the head. I was watching the ending credits of Miss Baek and trying to compose myself before I left the theater. I turned around and looked at the voice’s owner. It was a middle-aged man.

Meeting the “Three Broke Women” of Cultural Content Production Group ‘Small Letter f’

By Park Ju-yeon

Published Dec. 14, 2018

Translated by Hoyoung Moon

“My bank account balance is in the negative now. What should I do?”

“There’s a way out.

Listening to the experiences of overseas adoptee women:

By kimura byol-nathalie lemoine

Published Oct. 16, 2018

Edited by Annie HS Kim

Editor’s note: South Korea has a long history of sending its children abroad for adoption.  The issue of overseas adoption is connected to issues of women’s and children rights, poverty and discrimination, and race and migration.

Victims who report sexual crimes face barriers every step of the way

By Park Ju-yeon

Published Nov. 23, 2018

Translated by Marilyn Hook

At the beginning of this year, cries of “#MeToo” began to ring out from university campuses across the country. The accused were professors, and the victims were students. Some of these incidents received a lot of attention, while others didn’t.

A Record of the Work I Am Comprised Of: The Final Story

By Obo

Published February 18th, 2018

Translated by Hoyoung Moon

※ Zoomanet[[1]] hosted a two-day camp last September entitled “Strengthening the Ability to Earn Money Humanely: a Record of the Work I Am Comprised Of”.

By Julayne Lee

Published Nov. 24, 2018

Editor’s note: South Korea has a long history of sending its children abroad for adoption.  The issue of overseas adoption is connected to issues of women’s and children rights, poverty and discrimination, and race and migration. By listening to the voices of women who grew up in other societies and then returned to the country of their birth, Ilda hopes to hear their experiences and the messages they hold for Korean society.

Let's Talk about Sexuality: My sexuality and the concept of motherhood

By Ju-yeon

Published Oct. 26, 2018

Translated by Marilyn Hook

Editor’s note: The “Let’s Talk about Sexuality” series, which is intended to create a new, feminist sexual discourse, is funded by the Korea Foundation for Women’s Gender Equal Social Development Project.

Let's Talk about Sexuality: The ‘temperature of love’ is too hot for me

By Lee Jin-song

Published Sept. 25, 2018

Translated by Marilyn Hook

Editor’s note: The “Let’s Talk about Sexuality” series, which is intended to create a new, feminist sexual discourse, is funded by the Korea Foundation for Women’s Gender Equal Social Development Project.
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