Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, Government, Is it "…
Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
Budget: 1 trillion/ year
Actual usage: 37 trilliom
Gender Pay Gap: South Korea's gender pay gap is one of the highest in the world
"The average women's pay is 81.8% of male’s pay"
left wing of the government
usually people aged or in regions other than Seoul (especially Daegu)
Claim: gender equality exists in Korea --> Therefore a ministry that targets gender inequality is necessary
Q: Is the ministry helping decrease gender inequality?
Gender pay gap did decrease since the ministry was made but there was a decreasing trend even before it was made. The general trend itself was decreasing. Can't say that it is only the ministry's effects.
The ministry is not serving its purposes
More than 2000 petitions and more than 200000 people agreeing to these petitions
Focus is the shut down the ministry for good
The ministry is dominated by feminists
Feminists have changed over the past years and now it shows an extensive form: not wanting gender equality but hating men in particular
There are numerous pieces about wanting to kill men and how they are harmful to the world
Differs based on background (possible limitations)
Different by region
To what extent does parenting affect progeny?
Amount of access to the internet and news
Is this access limited? Does it only view one side of the continuum
Does the years living in Korea affect perception?
Official Goal: Protect minors and adolescents, bring gender equality to South Korea
Policies made by the ministry
Limit video games to 16 years old or above
Resulted in making Minecraft r-rated
Made women applicable for monthly vacations with reasons of having periods
Got rid of the military merit system
Military merit system: bringing down the bars of government held tests by 5% to those who have served in the military (applicable to both men and women)
Comparison to other countries
Other countries has countries for women but does not have it for gender equality
The goals of these countries are not focused on bringing gender equality but is rather focused on specifically women's rights
The debate about the name of the ministry
Doesn't state "gender equality" in Korean name. It states "women"
Is it "worthy" spending tax money on something that fails to serve its purposes?
what is the extent of "worthy"?