Kim Ye-jin, the leader of "KungKwang" is closing the Feminism March at the square in front of the Business Administration Hall.
/Photograph by Hwang Hae-su
On March 8th, at 12:00 P.M., Dongguk Women’s Action Corps “Kungkwang,” "Smash the Patriarchy" from the Department of North Korea, a feminism club “Féver” and “The Association of Political Studies” from the Department of Political Science & Diplomacy as well as 70 students from the Department of North Korea, Politic Diplomacy, Creative Writing, Sociology, and Advertising and Public Relations marched around the school to celebrate the International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is the day to commemorate the day when around fifteen thousand women workers protested in U.S. to demand political equality and increase of wage in 1908. In Dongguk University, the march started at the square in front of the Business Administration Hall. While marching, the students chanted repeatedly, “Achieving Gender equality is the completion of democracy!,” and agitated that people have to remember the International Women’s Day.
They remarked “The situation regarding gender discrimination which has been continued for about 100 years ago has not improved. The same amount of wage must be paid to women and men. It is up to women to decide to whether they want to abortion and give birth or not. A woman’s behavior leads to the change of the world.” In addition, they encouraged students to take part in the demonstration to demand that women must paid the same salary as men, which would be held at 3:00 p.m. on the same day in Gwanghwamun Square. They marched the campus for an hour and went back to the square in front of the Business Administration Hall to complete the parade. At the end of the march, Kim Jun-kyeom (Freshman, Department of North Korea) “Frankly, as a man, I did not and still do not know exactly what feminism is. Today, I learned a lot through the activity and I will try to learn more about it."
Kim Ye-jin, the leader of “Kungkwang” said, “Through the Gangnam Station Murder which is a misogynic crime, I became aware of feminism and I prepared this event. I wanted people who misunderstand feminism to know the correct definition of feminism and I would like to show that there are many feminismts in school."
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