South woman that is korean Ji-hye, 24, is an associate of this country's radical feminist movement "4B" or even the "Four Nos": no relationship, no intercourse, no wedding, with no child-rearing. PICTURE: AFP
SEOUL (AFP) - "I'm a right girl whom is not any longer enthusiastic about having relationships with guys."
Ms Bonnie Lee does not worry about getting a boyfriend or having a wedding that is fairytale and certainly will determine her very own gladly ever after.
And she actually is not the only one.
A growing wide range of South Korean ladies are banding together to reject rigid patriarchal norms, and vowing not to wed, have young ones and even date while having intercourse.
"I've constantly experienced that as a female, there are many drawbacks than benefits to being hitched," claims Ms Lee, a 40-something pro who lives along with her dog near Seoul.
Now, she's got gone even more adopting the country's radical movement that is feminist or even the "Four Nos": no relationship, no intercourse, no wedding, with no child-rearing.
Marriage prices are plummeting in Southern Korea where wives in many cases are anticipated to work, raise young ones, and take care of aging in-laws with little state or community assistance.
" In the wedding market, your past life and work experience do not make a difference," describes Ms Lee, that has two master's levels.
"for a few absurd reason, being extremely educated additionally becomes a point that is minus. What counts the absolute most as a wife that is potential whether or otherwise not you will be with the capacity of looking after your spouse and in-laws," she adds.
She's got witnessed friends that are well-educated obstacles at your workplace and experiencing issues in the home after having kids.