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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Female population predicted to surpass males by 2016


Article: "We like daughters better"... by 2016, population of women to surpass the men?

Source: Newsis via Nate

Article says that as a society, families are preferring daughters over sons, replacing the historical preference for sons as women take on a stronger foothold in society and the economy. To date, Korea has always had more men than women, but sociologists predict that by 2016, the female population will surpass males.

1. [+558, -316] Because everyone knows it sucks d*ck to live as a man in Korea
- Yeah right, women get misogynistic treatment just for breathing here...
- You speak as if you would've been someone making history if you were born a woman
- Are you stupid? Be happy you were born a man. Even at work alone, I get discriminated against for being a woman.

2. [+439, -76] Too bad as a country, it's too scary to even dream of giving birth to a daughter. Every single day, there are news and scandals about sexual assaults, molestation, rape, and murder. Every. single. day.

3. [+373, -52] Well daughters have more aegyo... I think it'd be more fun raising a little girl. I'd like to give birth to a daughter myself.

4. [+88, -5] There's no point in raising a son anymore, they bring back nothing for the family. I'm one of such sons.

5. [+39, -19] Giving birth to a daughter is like saving money in today's society. Imagine having to save up for your son's future wedding... It eats away at your retirement. And even after you pay for it all, you don't get anything back..

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61 comments:

  1. " [+88, -5] There's no point in raising a son anymore, they bring back nothing for the family. I'm one of such sons." I just laughed at this xD

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  2. I was afraid to open this article lol

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  3. Wow, the first comment is sooo misogynist

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  4. Everyone wants a daughter until they start growing boobs...

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  5. "1. [+558, -316] Because everyone knows it sucks d*ck to live as a man in Korea"

    poor guy, even in a internet site he's having a difficult time being a man, look at all the people who didn't agree with his comment ):

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  6. "There's no point in raising a son anymore, they bring back nothing for the family. I'm one of such sons." At least he was honest hahaha.

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  7. Even Rain is on record stating he wants to raise only daughters because sons are useless.

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  8. Who run the world? Girls.

    Also, this comment slayed me: "Well daughters have more aegyo... I think it'd be more fun raising a little girl. I'd like to give birth to a daughter myself."

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  9. call me crazy but I want to have only boys, seen how girls act this days, im sacred of it :/ (teenage pregnancy is what im more scared of)

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  10. 4. [+88, -5] There's no point in raising a son anymore, they bring back nothing for the family. I'm one of such sons

    Aww what a sad life some people have in Korea. I wish this person would just go out and find a job instead of pouring his disappointments in a mere article.

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  11. Lol that guy's just being a whiny prick. Sure, guys do have to face difficulties and societal expectations (and Korean men have to serve in the military), but women just have it so much harder in most places, esp if you're in a patriarchal society. That guy is already privileged without knowing it

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  12. well I was being sarcastic....

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  13. Lol you talk as if it's only the girl's fault when a teenage pregnancy happens.... it's the guy's fault too, it doesn't matter whether you have a son or a daughter, they can have babies just the same lmao...

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  14. how girls act depend on how and in what environment they're raised, not because they're born female....

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  15. yea i know i wasn't dissing u

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  16. He/she was being sarcastic I reckon, especially from the tone of the comment.

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  17. not joking, I have seen girls raise the same way as me and act so out of control

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  18. no I know, I didn't say you were dissing me, I'm saying I know about male privilege. Actually It's kinda funny how they think being a guy is more difficult than being a woman

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  19. yes I know that, but i forgot to say that we all live in a sexist world, and the girl is the ones that always loses the most infront of society, thought, im even thinking of having no kids at all

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  20. A lot of people are thinking that nowadays lol. My bf's sister is married but doesn't want children. I don't want children either and my bf knows this too. I feel kinda bad for my bf's mom cause it's looking like she won't have any grandchildren. xD but my bf's little brother is too young to even be thinking about that stuff so who knows... he might end up deciding to have kids... xD

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  21. I don't understand how korean men have it hard, maybe because I don't know that much of korea. The world is still a male-dominant world. Female may be slipping to the top at some places but things like politics won't budge for the women.

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  22. Is that society is pretty fucked up right now, kids don’t have a childhood, the go straight to adulthood, is so freaky, drugs, sex, alcohol is all “normal” for kids not older than 12 years this days, I don’t think I could deal with my kids in those situations at such a young age, even if I raise them up telling them those stuff are wrong at such a young age peer pressure is ugly and some kids r so advanced is kind of scary

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  23. well individual personalities and the moral values each person choose to adopt differs for sure. everyone is partly responsible for the kind of person they turn out to be, but the fact that some females choose to act the way they do doesn't mean other girls will necessarily be influenced to act the same way. There's just not much of a correlation there :/

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  24. "Article says that as a society, families are preferring daughters over
    sons, replacing the historical preference for sons as women take on a
    stronger foothold in society and the economy. To date, Korea has always
    had more men than women, but sociologists predict that by 2016, the
    female population will surpass males."

    I'm confused here. Does Korea suddenly have a technology to pick their children's gender or something? What is the correlation of preferring daughters over sons with the prediction of females population surpassing males???

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  25. We are all important, if there weren't anymore men....i can't even imagine. There's some things women are better at and others that men do better. It all depends on the person itself.

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  26. "5. [+39, -19] Giving birth to a daughter is like saving money in today's society. Imagine having to save up for your son's future wedding... It eats away at your retirement. And even after you pay for it all, you don't get anything back.."

    I thought girls are high maintenance?

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  27. they see girl idols dominating digital charts and now they think they dominate the world

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  28. 1. [+558, -316] Because everyone knows it sucks d*ck to live as a man in Korea
    - Yeah right, women get misogynistic treatment just for breathing here...
    - You speak as if you would've been someone making history if you were born a woman
    - Are you stupid? Be happy you were born a man. Even at work alone, I get discriminated against for being a woman.



    The truth in these rebuttals make me nod my head in agreement. Especially the last one, even in a Western country, women are continually discriminated against. In my own work place, women make up less than 1/3rd of management despite being the leading force behind the physical labour behind the company.

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  29. As a girl myself I disagree. And its called a pill, or using condoms.

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  30. Oh that's interesting, in Korea to the grooms family pay for the wedding? In the US it's customary for the brides' to pay for 3/4ths of it...

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  31. If you're that paranoid you can always home school them can't you? Sheltering your children is something I never agreed with though, personally, but whatever you want to do go ahead... I think it's better to let a child learn through experiences, the world isn't going to get any better... you just have to hope they are strong enough to avoid that kind of stuff and be a good person. I think most kids who rebel against their parents and do that kind of crap are kids who are probably controlled too much by their parents in the first place or have parents that don't give a damn at all. You need to find that perfect balance in between those 2 extremes.

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  32. how males can be useless in korea? i still don't get it...can someone tell me the reason?

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  33. Girls.. We run this Motha!!!

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  34. I like how the comment section of this post is trying to win in battle of which sex has it worse. I think we should all just come to the mutual agreement that it doesn't matter if you're male or female, life sucks for everyone either way~


    :)

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  35. home school is a no no " I think it's better to let a child learn through experiences" I agree but everything has his time to be expetience, no reason to speed stuff up when is not necesary
    "you just have to hope they are strong enough to avoid that kind of stuff and be a good person."
    yeah I understand that too, but still, im overly paranoid 80% of the time, even with myself lol and im a good kid
    and yeah, be a good parent, but im paraoind of that too XD

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  36. Peer pressure is real and can be really strong too, I have experience it in a very stalkery way (my friend nonstop telling me how to act)
    and the thing is that im not worried of them as adults but as kids and teenagers, since now kids act like adults, no childhood at all and they dont understand or can be responsable of their acts cause they are just going with the flow of what is "normal" now

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  37. [+88, -5] There's no point in raising a son anymore, they bring back nothing for the family. I'm one of such sons.

    what a bastard. go work son.

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  38. "5. [+39, -19] Giving birth to a daughter is like saving money in today's society. Imagine having to save up for your son's future wedding... It eats away at your retirement. And even after you pay for it all, you don't get anything back."

    Whoo, this guy must have a very simple (not as in stupid, but as in not asking for much, like when it comes to clothes, makeup, etc.) daughter.

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  39. ya in my mgmt textbook it says that women only make about 80-85% of what men make, doing the same job. and only 15??? fortune 500 CEOs are women. and some of those companies dont even have women on the executive board. and dont get me started on how underrepresented minorities are!

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  40. i hope CAP is happy, LOL

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  41. ...boys >girls, girl>boys...it doesn't matter if is a girl or a boy, parents have to teach their kids to be self-sufficient, if they teach things like "only girls___" and "only boys___" then their son/daugther will be lacking in certain aspects that eventually they are going to need.

    Raising their sons/daugthers without stereotypes will make the big different and then no one would have to read things like "[+88, -5] There's no point in raising a son anymore, they bring back nothing for the family. I'm one of such sons." which is really...embarrassing :S

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  42. I'm a Korean girl. My brother spent more money on clothes, shoes and stuff as a teenager than I did. I guess it's because I was more of an model student and he was well... chasing after girls. I'm saying it costs pretty much the same raising a girl or a boy. Many students in Korea spend almost the entire day at school/hakwon every day and they wear school uniforms so teenage girls don't spend a lot of money on beauty. Once they graduate high school things are different though. While girls spend money on beauty, guys spend money on looks and their girlfriends too. After they get married, women usually buy stuff for their parents and are still close to them but guys usually aren't like that.

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  43. Cool. Thanks for that insightful reply :)

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  44. "Well daughters have more aegyo."

    let me just add that to my resume

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  45. How is there more males than females? What's wrong with Korea?

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  46. Who run the world? ;)

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  47. i guess they hate to go to the military or they're not ? haha

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  48. some countries have a high rate of gender-biased abortion, though i have no idea if this is true for korea at all (i read about it happening in india & china as the cause of increasing ratio of male population, etc)

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  49. Women make on average the same as men per hour.


    But they also work less on average compared to me,so that is why women make less per year.

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  50. Please stop abusing that word

    "Because everyone knows it sucks d*ck to live as a man in Korea"

    Is >not< misogynist.People keep throwing around that word like it means nothing.

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  51. BWAHAHAHA!

    4. [+88, -5] There's no point in raising a son anymore, they bring back nothing for the family. I'm one of such sons.



    He's a freaking ray of sunshine, isn't he?

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  52. why don't you want to y-have kids..? if you are happy with husband or boyfriend why not? i think it's sad :-( ...i'm not someone that love children or want to have children as soms as possible but i think if i really find the "right" guy and marry him the it won't a complet life as "familly"...well that's you life and you do what you want ..but i still find it a bit sad..maybe you will change you opinion with the years and maybe have some a bit older ..:-p but it's you life ..hope you are happy with you boyfriend at least ^^

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  53. ok first, do you mean the number of women in the workforce or the amount on time (hours) spent working?


    also, as the salary increases, the bigger the pay discrepancy is. so studies find that women CEOs earn less than their male counterpart. how is that fair in anyway. once you get to that level, chances are those women are already too old to continue having children. so theoretically, if they work the same amount as males, why is there such a huge pay inequality?


    and isnt it sad that men and women are only equally paid when they get paid wages-not salaries? why is there more of an inequality in higher level jobs? does that not bother you?

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  54. society treats males and females very differently starting at birth. it has its effects. gender roles and expectations can play a big role in people's personalities and behavior.

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  55. In South Korea is hard for both sex. that's all. Women can have it harder but still men have it hard too.

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