Korean Sociological Image #39: Why are Koreans so into their Looks?


Arirang TV (아리랑 TV) has a deserved reputation for presenting an overly positive image of Korea to the world, so I was pleasantly surprised by this segment from Monday’s Arirang Today that acknowledges the huge pressures Korean women face to have unnecessary cosmetic surgery for job interviews and marriage prospects, and without presenting them as mere mindless followers of fashions in the process. Only 7 minutes long, it’s a good short introduction to the topic (via: pompeiigranate).

(For all posts in the Korean Sociological Images series, see here)


Filed under: Body Image, Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetics, Dieting, Exercise, Korean Economy, Korean Feminism, Korean Media, Korean Sociological Images, Skin Whitening

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