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South Korean feminism will survive today's reactionary backlash

Young male voters are showing increased hostility toward gender equality

| South Korea
South Korean feminist icon Shin Ji-ye finally resigned on Jan. 3, followed soon after by the dissolution of Yoon's election committee. (Screenshot from Shin Ji-ye’s Facebook page)

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

Just five days before Christmas, without informing anyone in the political organizations she had founded and was still running, South Korean feminist icon Shin Ji-ye announced that she had joined the presidential campaign of Yoon Suk-yeol, the presidential candidate for the main opposition conservative party. "How in the world?" asked everyone who knew her.

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