Your Viewing Guide to the Most Feminist K-Drama Ever

TW: Sexual violence.

I once promised myself that I would NEVER watch another Asian drama, regardless of its country of origin. I’d seen enough when visiting relatives overseas and when flipping through the international channels here in the U.S. They’re all the same, I thought – implausible storylines and absurdly ridiculous plot twists, too much angsty music, too much tearful pining after unrequited love interests, too many of my weeks wasted while waiting for the requiting ones to finally get together, too many too-perfectly cloned male leads, and so on.

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Working While Female Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Miss the first three posts in this 16 Days series? Start right here.

A friend of mine once told me how a stranger sexually harassed her at work. She was a pharmacist at a drug store like CVS or Walgreens; the perpetrator was a customer, who even lurked outside the store until she was done with her shift. When she came outside, he accosted her and made her feel truly threatened. It was definitely a traumatizing experience.

Maybe this kind of thing has happened to you as well; if not, it’s likely happened to someone you know. Sexual harassment occurs in every conceivable type of workplace, and in the restaurant/hospitality and retail sectors more than any other. Sometimes, the perpetrator is a boss or colleague. Other times, it’s a customer.

That’s the scenario Shin-hye faces during season one of It’s OK to Be Sensitive! Watch this nine-and-a-half minute webisode:

Last warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!

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