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Opinion

Can South Korea move beyond gender war politics?

The current presidential election campaign weaponized feminism

| South Korea
Yoon Suk-yeol, the presidential election candidate of main opposition People Power Party, pictured in Seoul on Mar. 1: Yoon appealed directly to young male voters.   © Reuters

Haeryun Kang is the creative director of MediaOri, a media incubator in Seoul. Her most recent short film is "Jinwon's Naitae."

What marks South Korea's 20th presidential election from the past is the importance of the word "feminism." In no other race has feminism featured as such a hot issue, defining the key campaign strategies of mainstream candidates.

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