Women in Military Becomes Gender Battleground in South Korea

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May.20 -- A heated debate in South Korea about mandatory military service for women is inflaming divisions between the sexes rather than narrowing social gaps, the country’s gender equality minister Chung Young-ai said. The issue has been the subject of wide discussion since April, when ruling party lawmaker and 2022 presidential hopeful Park Yong-jin reacted to local election defeats by suggesting mandatory military service for women would promote gender equality. Bloomberg News Jihye Lee has more on this.

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