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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, September 16, 2005

Chuseok, women and the silent revolution

As society changes, women in younger generations call for recognition and equality.

The Chuseok holiday, Sept. 17-19, is a precious time of year for sharing and giving thanks to ancestors for the year's harvest although for many married Korean women, it has traditionally been a time of domestic suffering.

Chuseok, like other traditional holidays, has long been a source of pain to married women, since they have to spend the entire holiday preparing Charye-sang, a feast set to honor ancestors, while their husbands spend the day idling, leaving all the work to their wives.

But society is slowly changing. Young Korean wives mostly in their late 20s and early 30s who are not as submissive as previous generations of married women are pursuing a "silent revolution" in their families. [Full Story]


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