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A reason for young Korean men to have sex changes

'Picking Only Women at Ewha Law School Unconstitutional'

According to the Korea Times, some male students have sued, claiming that Ewha Womans University Law School is discriminating against them because it won't allow them to attend. If I were representing Ewha in the case I'd suggest that due to the wonders of modern technology the men can still go to Ewha--if they have surgery to become women.

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A reason for young Korean men NOT to have a sex change

Women in 30s Feel Greatest Squeeze in Job Market

The powers-that-be have focused their energies, apparently successfully, on helping senior citizens and young people stay employed. The result? According to the Korea Times: "Other statistics by the Korea Labor Institute showed that out of victims of job cuts between November 2008 and May this year, 98 percent were female workers."

Incredible! 98 percent of the people let go have been women.

For once, we can say that government policy truly worked as intended. I can see why those young Korean men are trying so hard to get into Ewha, Korea is clearly a woman's world.

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The answer may be that you're a Korean woman in your 30s

The Korea Times asks today: Why Do You Feel Left Out of Ongoing Recovery?

As cited above: "Other statistics by the Korea Labor Institute showed that out of victims of job cuts between November 2008 and May this year, 98 percent were female workers."

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Low Birthrate Hurts Formula Makers

Now that so many Korean women have been let go from jobs they may start having more babies again...

One thing about journalism is how issues are examined in isolation. Today the story is that Korea's birthrate has fallen. If it rises then the story will be that Korea is overpopulated. Or that the country's social services will go bankrupt in 2050. Or some other form of destruction that never quite occurs. And if the formula makers start making a lot of money then we'd be reading stories about them living the high-life as they rake in record profits.

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James Brown: It's a Man's World!



CJL

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