Friday, March 20, 2015

The "perfect" Korean Woman


Travelling to Korea was of course a cultural shock. The first day Karen and me got into a little situation, as we hopped in the cab just knowing the name of the place we were going. We had it written down on our phone, but it was in English. It took me a while to understand why the cab driver was so confused. Duh he could not read English! We also met some Koreans that were explaining what would be the “perfect” Korean woman, in other words what stereotypes are seen as beautiful in their society. Big eyes are considered very pretty, also with very defined bags underneath the eyes. Unhealthy weight is seen as a sign of laziness and women are less likely to get employed! Not expected the bags under the eyes to be cute, we hate them here!

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