In ‘Madame Park,' S. Korea sees its first potential female leader

In ‘Madame Park,' S. Korea sees its first potential female leader

Seoul : South Korea | Dec 17, 2012 at 5:19 PM PST
Source: Washington Post
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But a Park victory would represent a major symbolic breakthrough in a region underpinned by Confucianism, a Chinese-born philosophy that says women should be obedient to their husbands. Until seven years ago, South Korean women did not have equal inheritance rights. FULL ARTICLE AT Washington Post
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