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The plight of women in North Korea

You must be a homemaker and a bread-winner but above all you should not disrespect your master: Those are the rules for women in North Korea. On the bright side, arranged marriages, polygamy and concubinage are things of the past.

In this video Professor Seok Hyang Kim, from the Seoul-based, Ewha Womans University, discusses what’s expected of women to appease their masters in the clandestine Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Professor Kim was a guest speaker at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific in mid-August. 

Photo credit: 
'Pyongyang woman' by Matt Paish on flickr.

More: Read a feature article on the role of women in North Korea here. Listen to Professor Kim's lecture here.


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