With my blue eyes, boyish face, and pale skin, nobody would ever mistake me for an actual South Korean woman. But the ajumma spirit now lives inside me.
When ‘political’ and ‘active’ in manners that the South Korean state approves, foreigners are encouraged to speak. But doing the opposite may exact a price.
South Korea has made much headway in women’s rights, but more needs to be done despite the election two years ago of its first female president, Park Geun-hye.
North Korean defector Gyoon Heo offers his views on why it is high time to step away from emotionally charged approaches toward unification.