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How Korea’s Angry Young Men Swept a President into Office — and What That Means for the US

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South Korea’s gender divide is widening, fueled by online forums and political polarization. Populist candidate Yoon Suk Yeol used anti-feminist rhetoric to win the presidency, appealing to young men who felt marginalized by gender equality efforts. This has led to increased hostility and violence towards women, with a rise in misogynistic online communities. The divide is impacting marriage rates and the birth rate, threatening the economy. The situation is seen as a cautionary tale for the US, where a similar gender divide is emerging among young people, with some politicians using gender as a wedge issue.

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