South Koreans protest spycam crisis, fans upset with Priyanka Chopra (11/06/18)

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‘My life isn’t your porn!’ South Korean women outcry over spycam crisis

More than 22,000 women protested against a spy-camera porn epidemic in Seoul last Saturday, reported by Korea Exposé.

In a show of solidarity, protesters dressed in red and chanted slogans like “My life is not your porn!” and “The courage to be uncomfortable, changes the world!”

The outburst was triggered by an incident last month when a woman was arrested shortly after secretly filming a nude male model and distributing the video online. It contrasted with long overdue investigations into countless cases of women victims secretly filmed in public and private spaces, from public bathroom stalls to their own private houses, with the footage of those spycams distributed and consumed on porn sites.

Priyanka Chopra apologizes as Indian ‘fans’ upset over TV drama

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra apologized after a fan uproar over a US TV drama that featured Indian Hindu nationalists as terrorists in its storyline, the South China Morning Post reported.

In the last episode of the popular spy thriller Quantico, starring Chopra as an FBI agent, she thwarted a terrorist plot and caught one of the terrorists wearing a Hindu rosary. It upset fans in India, with many taking to the streets, calling her a “traitor,” and burning her pictures.

In response, Chopra posted this message on Twitter:

The producer, ABC Studios also issued a statement of apology.

‘Underpaid and exhausted’: Amazon contractor Foxconn factory working conditions exposed

Foxconn, the largest electronics contractor will investigate a factory in China assembling devices for Amazon after a New York-based China labor watch group reported abusive working conditions at the plant, according to Reuters.

In a recent investigative piece by the Guardian, Foxconn took advantage of temporary workers, making them to work overtime, and underpaid, as they assembled parts for the Amazon’s ever-popular smart speaker, the Echo.

Yewon Kang

Yewon is a Seoul-based editor of April Magazine. She believes that “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.”

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