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Rootless Feminism
: Online Feminism in Korea

Author

kim Anonym;Kangyu;Lee Wonyun ;Kuk Jihye;Lee Jiwon;Heyeon;Jung Nara;Park Sunyoung

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Publisher

ifbooks

Categories

Humanities & Society

Audience

Adult

Overseas Licensing

Keywords

  • #Feminism
  • #2021 Visiting Korean Book Fair North America

Copyright Contact

Cho Park Sunyoung

ifbooks@naver.com

+82-2-387-3432

  • Publication Date

    2018-03-14
  • No. of pages

    226
  • ISBN

    9791196135539
  • Dimensions

    140 * 210
Overview

This book introduces the online feminism of Korea from 2015 to 2018, which was ushered in by the #MeToo movement.

Book Intro

 

(English) Rootless Feminism - Online Feminism in Korea

From 2015, a whole new wave of feminists emerged in Korean society, known as “Megal” or “Womad.” In contrast to existing feminists, they blew the whistle on misogyny in Korean society through the strategy of “mirroring.”

This book chronicles the beginning and development of the new generation of feminists in Korea. It draws up a timeline from “Megalia to Womad” between 2015 and January 2018, and explores various gender discourses in Korea that sprang from MERS. Essays written by seven online female feminists, published alongside the timeline, are the main contents of the book. The appendix “Glossary” contains 117 words that will help us understand the language of new feminists.

The arguments of online new feminists from Megalia to Womad will give insight into such key issues as #MeToo and #WithYou in Korea, which will then allow us to raise proper criticism and seek alternatives.

 

(French) Pas de fondement au féminisme - de megallia womadeu

Depuis 2015, de nouvelles féministes appelées Megall ou Womad sont apparues dans la société coréenne. Contrairement aux féministes existantes, elles ont lancé des ondes de choc en accusant la société coréenne de misogynie avec une nouvelle stratégie appelée "mirroring". Ce livre retrace les débuts et le cheminement d'une nouvelle génération de féministes, apparue pour la première fois dans la société coréenne, ainsi que les différents discours sur le genre en Corée. Si vous lisez et comprenez les arguments des Nouvelles féministes en ligne, vous verrez comment des tempêtes fortes comme Me Too et With You en Corée du Sud ont été possibles, et ce n'est qu'alors que vous pourrez trouver des critiques et des alternatives appropriées.

About the Author

kim Anonym;Kangyu;Lee Wonyun ;Kuk Jihye;Lee Jiwon;Heyeon;Jung Nara;Park Sunyoung



* Kim Anonym was fined one million won for a comment Kim left under the nickname “Jotbaem” and decided to take the matter to court in order to follow the right path. Kim Anonym thus became living proof of online misogyny and femicide. Kim currently works as a web designer and endorses feminism.

 

* Kangyu entered the world of feminism after coming across online posts plotting rape on Sora.net. Kangyu then visited Megalia and joined the effort to put an end to Sora.net. Kangyu is concerned about her future and ideal as a feminist in Korea.

 

* After Lee Wonyun was interviewed in a documentary program about an Australian female victim of sexual violence, her personal information was shared on the website Ilbe. She traced down and received an apology from every male user of the website who left violent comments. In 2018, she was admitted to graduate school at Harvard University.

 

* Kuk Jihye is a radical feminist who feels that her name itself has become a scarlet letter as she fights against online femicide using her keyboard and social networking account. She founded the feminist publishing house Yeolda Books.

 

* Lee Jiwon tried to organize a seminar titled “Men Breaking into a Women’s University and Women against Women.” After the seminar was canceled, she began delving into feminist politics about the space and category of women.

 

* Heyeon was a member of “Today's Humor” and came across the Sora.net incident via Megalia. Now she runs a women’s organization.

 

* Jung Nara currently seeks her own feminist ways to expand her sphere of activity from online to offline.

 

* Park Sunyoung is the lawyer of a suspect who has been accused of insulting webtoon artists.

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Water Farm is a female artist who presents various images of women through webtoons and illustrations. Her work will continue until the day women are accepted as women.

Recommendation

“Let us shut up and listen. Young women in Korea are frustrated with the violent language and culture system, and frightened by cases of sexual harassment, rape, and murder. They are disgusted with men who perpetrate such crimes.” - Hyun Kyung (tenured professor at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York), 2018


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