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    Mar 11, 2018

    Here's How Different It Is Being A Woman In Korea Vs. America

    Hint: Not so much at all.

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    We had both Koreans and Americans in PyeongChang, South Korea (at the Olympics) say what they would like to see changed in their country and what they wrote may (or may not) surprise you.

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    Korea: "Better regulations for sanitary pads!!!*"

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    *Recently in Korea there were cancer causing agents discovered in sanitary pads.

    America: "Days off for when you have your period. JK!!! But seriously, we need free and accessible menstrual products for ALL women."

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    Korea: "I hope everywhere in Korea is safe!"

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    America: "Safety for all!"

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    Korea: "I want daughters to be desired just as much as sons and more movies starring women."

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    America: "More diverse representation of women in sports & media."

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    Korea: "A society with no glass ceiling!"

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    America: "Equal pay, equal treatment, real equality!!!"

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    Korea: "I don't want my opportunities to be limited in male-dominated professions."

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    America: "More women & mommies in tech!"

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    Korea: "Women should be able to take off their top like men!"

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    America: "Impeach Donald Trump!"

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    Korea: "A society where no victim has to hide."

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    America: "Shelter for the homeless."

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    Korea: "A longer maternity leave!"

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    America: "Equal insurance coverage for women's health."

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    Korea: "I want women to be confident."

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    America: "Equal dress code policies."

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    Korea: "A society where boys are not the default. Humans shouldn't equal just men, it should be women too."

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    America: "We're still fighting for the same shit: Equal rights, equal pay, control over our bodies, and respect."

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    Korea: "I want an equal Korea where there is no sexual assault!!!"

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    America: "Equal pay for equal work opportunities."

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    Korea: "I want women to get promotions faster!! No discrimination in pay."

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    America: "More acceptance for women working in sport."

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    Korea: "I shouldn't worry about being in a situation where I'm the victim."

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    America: "Women should be able to compete in Nordic combined*."

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    *Currently there is no Nordic combined competition in the Olympics for women, but there is one for men.

    Korea: "I want an equal society where I don't feel discrimination and feel confident as a woman."

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    America: "Safe schooling for girls (and boys) <3"

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    Korea: "No more air pollution!"

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    America: "That in the NFL girls can play football!"

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    Korea: "A stronger punishment for sexual abusers!!!"

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    America: "There is not enough paper in the notebook to even begin the list!"

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    To sum up this article:

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    There's a story behind this. Our translator told us that there recently was a "scandal" after a Korean celebrity posted a picture of her phone case that said "Girls can do anything!" Naturally, men started flooding the post trolling her, so the motto has kind of a new significance for young Korean women.

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