gif: while you were sleeping

I love watching kdramas but sometimes it can be frustrating because of the sexism and all sort of discrimination that seem very common in korean society – and that emerge in tv shows too. But my faith in humanity and drama-god is restored thanks to three on air show:

THIS LIFE IS OUR FIRST

-addresses female harassment – this is like, honest to god, the very first time I see a kdrama heroine saying like that she was almost raped

-addresses sexism in the right way, showing the problem so you can feel disgusted like the women in the show feel disgusted

-addresses bullying in work place and (VERY IMPORTANT) in family, too

-makes fun of gender stereotype with: a female lead with a ‘masculine name’ who was a smoker, is described as 'handsome’ and likes football + a male lead who’s reserved, lives with a cat and has a 'feminine name’ + a very 'alpha male’ boss who likes pink

-have a girl REALLY saying to her friend, who desperately wants to marry just for the sake of it, that she is 'not just her uterus’

-makes sure to show that even the kindest persons can be sexist without knowing it

-ACTUALLY USES THE WORD ASEXUAL like this is the first time something like this happens in a kdrama, omg, I couldn’t believe it when Se Hee says in the preview 'who thought I was gay/asexual?’ and i bet the issues won’t be trivialized like in some other show /cough like strong woman dbs cough/

-female friendship goal!!!

-functional OTP and supportive, kind boyfriends!!!



20TH CENTURY BOY AND GIRL

-addresses slut shaming (QUEEN SA JIN JIN)

-says that’s ok even if you don’t have experience with dating/sex

-female friendship goal!!!

-functional OTP and supportive, kind boyfriends!!!

-supportive and kind and positive and loving relationships in general



WHILE YOU WEERE SLEEPING

-functional OTP and supportive, kind boyfriends!!!

-supportive and kind and positive and loving relationships in general

-ATHEIST POSITIVE REPRESENTATION omg I could cry only for this