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7 Idol Family Restaurants To Visit When In Korea

There are all types of tourist attractions that people usually want to visit when in Korea such as Namsan Tower and Lotte World. However, what people don’t know is that there are many restaurants in Korea that are owned by idol families. 

Here is a list of 7 idol family restaurants that you should visit next time you go to Korea.

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What is gender identity?

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this and the best I can come up with at the moment is that ‘gender identity’ is best described as ‘identification with the cultural artefacts that a society normally associates with a given sex’.

By cultural artefacts I mean physical things (hair, makeup, clothes etc) and non-physical behaviours (being nurturing, submissive etc).

This way the definition exists without validating gender as being anything innate.

Some people believe that our behaviours and tastes are directly linked to our gender which is something innate, but if one attempts any critical thought about this we end up down an infinite rabbit hole of circular definitions. Gender is seen by others as a social construct i.e. that there is nothing innate or natural about it, but it exists only because of social convention. Intellectually and philosophically this is a much more robust explanation. Now just because something is socially constructed doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist, just that it isn’t natural. Sadly gender is very real and women have been oppressed by these socially constructed expectations for millennia. Sure we all have our own core identity and personal tastes, but these are unique to us all and are not innately sex specific.

We all hold stereotypes about the opposite sex - we are culturally indoctrinated to do so, and unless one takes the time to properly deconstruct gender it’s easy to see how identification with these stereotypes, these artificial socially ingrained beliefs, could lead somebody to believe that they must be the other sex.

The thing that saddens me most is that ‘trans’ people and radical feminists have such an overlap in goals - the deconstruction of gender and the removal of socially constructed barriers to freedom - but this difference of understanding of gender as being something innate as opposed to something created by men causes such hurt.

Of course it’s women who recognise this and their voices are always silenced.