The Seoul Metropolitan Authorities acknowledged in an announcement Monday that it had didn’t totally verify the rules, which it mentioned had been initially from the Ministry of Well being and Welfare web site, and promised to evaluation city-related web sites and educate staff on gender equality.
The rules additionally warned girls about what they mentioned was the elevated threat of untimely beginning if a husband “immediately throws himself on prime of her” or engages in “aggressive sexual exercise.”
The rules promoted and normalized gender violence, in keeping with Ji-Yeong Yunkim, assistant professor on the Institute of Physique and Tradition at Konkuk College.
“Ladies are seen as having to sacrifice and care for grownup males, nonetheless troublesome it’s,” Yunkim mentioned.
This isn’t the primary time that authorities efforts to extend the birthrate have backfired.
In 2016, South Korea’s Ministry of the Inside launched a “beginning map” web site that confirmed the variety of girls of childbearing age by metropolis district and area. That web site was pulled after a public outcry.
Yunkim, the professor, mentioned the recurring mishaps by South Korea’s authorities stem from male-dominated establishments’ notion of ladies.