Compiled by Samiha Hossain Photo via AFP Pregnancy guidelines published in 2019 on a government website by authorities in Seoul and which recently caught the attention of the public have led to backlash in South Korea. The guidelines are riddled with misogynist advice such as “Prepare ready-made meals for your husband, who surely “is not good at cooking”” and “After the baby arrives, keep a “small-size” dress in sight — you’ll need motivation not to take that extra bite”. Activist and politician, Yong Hye-in notes that if a woman were to follow the guidelines, her child-rearing duties would double by having to care for her husband.
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