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Running head: ASIAN POP CULTURE 1Asian Pop CultureName: Institution:
ASIAN POP CULTURE2Essay #1: Gender Constructions (and Deconstructions) in Asian Pop CultureIn the twentieth century, there have been regressive changes in the roles and images of women in the South Korean society. In the Korean community, girls are expected to marry by parental arrangements. When it comes to those girls who thought of romantic love all the time and also wanted to be sexy, South Korea has them as the minority unlike in the United States. Hence, in this case, most South Korean girls did not care much more about boyfriends, but instead, they would care far more about their female friends (Funnell, 2016). There is also a stereotype that South Korean girls do not have to adopt a self-conscious pose to attract other people especially men and hence they are not preoccupied with their external appearance since any girl can say whatever she wants to say without worrying about losing her femininity. Korean women are structurally so powerless even though they could appear to be so powerful their culture still see them as inferior. The South Korean women seem to be more modern, unlike the men. Heterosexual relationships and romance are not valued in South Korea since it has a gay culture that which values same-sex friendship and social interaction. The South Korean women are not collectively empowered since their power is not institutionalized and hence as a result making them be limited to their immediate social relationships. In East Asia, feudalistic authoritarianism is not just a phenomenon of culture lag but rather, within, and through the experience of colonialism, authoritarianism has been actively reinforced and reproduced.