A customer examines various products at the Korea Beauty and Cosmetic Expo. Photo: AFP A customer examines various products at the Korea Beauty and Cosmetic Expo. Photo: AFP
A customer examines various products at the Korea Beauty and Cosmetic Expo. Photo: AFP

South Korea

Meet the South Korean women rejecting their country’s intense beauty standards

  • South Korea is a deeply conservative country, and experts say its patriarchal society encourages rampant sexism
  • But rising feminist movements and changing values among South Korean women are redirecting depictions of beauty

Topic |   South Korea
A customer examines various products at the Korea Beauty and Cosmetic Expo. Photo: AFP A customer examines various products at the Korea Beauty and Cosmetic Expo. Photo: AFP
A customer examines various products at the Korea Beauty and Cosmetic Expo. Photo: AFP
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