Anonymous asked: I don't want to be the asshole but here it goes; I was expecting this to be about Korean feminism, and this blog to be run by Korean feminists. Not it to be feminism in kpop. Sorry.
Anonymous asked: Hi! You don't have to answer this *question* (it's not really a question); I just wanted to make a comment about your post about eatyourkimchi. You said that their videos contain racist, classist, slut-shaming content. Yes, I admit, I enjoy watching S&M's videos (please keep reading!); from what I've seen, they've made massive efforts to not be racist, with disclaimers...
Empowering K-pop Songs List
Not misandrist or feminist, but a lot of good empowering K-pop songs. Send em’ in and the list will keep growing! Most of these have English subs. Step - KARA Pretty Girl - KARA Himnae - SNSD Girls Girls - Wonder Girls Party (xoxo) - GLAM (thanks leorizanzel) I Am The Best - 2ne1 (thanks reeminiscing) Bad Girl Good Girl - Miss A (thanks reeminiscing)
Anonymous asked: Any other “Empowering Pop Anthems” you could list for us? =D
Anonymous asked: Hey, I love your blog! It's a nice escape from the mass amounts of slut-shaming and internalized misogyny in the k-pop fandom :) I was wondering what your thoughts are on Miss A's "I Don't Need A Man", since it's definitely more outwardly feminist than many songs/videos in the k-pop industry.
Anonymous asked: Hi Feminoonas! I'm just gonna start off saying I love this blog deeply. Secondly, while I agree with everything you say about slut-shaming and the whole fan-debacle surrounding Hyuna, I still have a problem with her image. Not because I think she's a slut, but because the suggestiveness is a concept created FOR her (not BY her) by a group of men from Cube, for the purposes of drawing in...
Anonymous asked: Hey I noticed you posted something about cultural appropration recently and I have an honest question. Recently i have started driving with my windows down more often and I decided to wrap my hair in a scarf. I was going for more of a 60s look but a friend of mine said that I looked very arabic in it. Its a purple translucent scarf with gold stitching and I got it at a thrift store years ago. ...
Anonymous asked: As much as I enjoy your site, I find that it lacks scholarly input. There is nothing wrong with providing a link to tumblr sites. However, I would like to see an argument that has been peer reviewed. People like Dorthy Smith or Melvin Tumin have written literature on topics like feminism and race. If you are able to state your argument and say "look so and so also wrote about this, so stop...
Anonymous asked: I feel sorry for you and your bigotry, Feminism is complete bull, anti-sexism is the route our society should be going in.
How has K-Pop affected your opinion on fashion or...
topsabottom: feminoonas: I saw this thread on reddit the other day, and I’m curious to know other people’s answers. You can either answer through reblogging, we have a fancy comment system, or drop it in our ask. Anon is on as always, but if you don’t want me to publish it just let me know and I won’t. fashion wise, kpop has encouraged me to keep on enjoying my quirky odd fashion taste. ...
What I basically got from the last post.
fansagainstdiscriminationinkpop: We place a lot of blame on S. Korea when idols do something sexist or heterosexist *They favor males in power and undervalue women & promote relationships between the opposite sex (NO LBGT people) Even though we read about Heterosexism in Korea we don’t have a right to judge them harshly because we don’t live there, some of us might be straight which makes...
fansagainstdiscriminationinkpop: burtmacklin: Fuck it. I will make a post about this. If you are a U.S. K-Pop fan, it would do you well to realize the following: Korea is not the only place in the world where institutionalized sexism, heterosexism, etc exist. Although you should certainly read up on cultural differences, it’s difficult to make accurate generalizations about the degree to...
I made an email address for feminoonas as well. It’s…wait for it… email@example.com so creative, I know! Anyway, you can use it to drop us a line if you want.
How has K-Pop affected your opinion on fashion or...
I saw this thread on reddit the other day, and I’m curious to know other people’s answers. You can either answer through reblogging, we have a fancy comment system, or drop it in our ask. Anon is on as always, but if you don’t want me to publish it just let me know and I won’t.
Hey everyone! This is Anna. It’s been…awhile, and I’m sorry about that. But I finally have a reliable internet connection (and lined up housing situations) that will continue for the foreseeable future, which means I’m going to try to update Feminoonas more. If any of you have any questions or anything, drop them in the askbox - I’ll get to them as quickly as...
Alright kids, time to have a chat.
You’re probably wondering what’s happened with Feminoonas right now and why we haven’t been posting much as of late and in case you haven’t seen it in the last ask, I’m gonna give you a small recap. Admin Anna’s house burned down. She’s fine, everyone is fine. But right now she is without internet and can only really get on AIM for short amounts of time...
Anonymous asked: Is this site still active? I really like it but you guys haven't posted in a bit.
I want to apologize for my behavior and language on feminoonas. I understand that I’ve been very aggressive and rude when it comes to answering questions, or just posting in general. I never want to discourage discourse that would people better understand feminism, but I see now that that is exactly what I’ve been doing. Again, I apologize for my rude behavior and if you’ve...
Anonymous asked: Being cisgender does not preclude talking about homosexual issues. Cisgender just means your bits and your mind mesh. I'm cisgender and not straight. Just sayin'.
Anonymous asked: about daesung... don't you think it was, well, maybe a little insensitive to sing in front of /flaming car wrecks/ in the fantastic baby mv?
Hello.May I ask why Simon and Martina are racist and sexsist in your meaning. I’ve seen a few of their videos, but never any of their television programs. So I’m just wondering out of curiosity, what they have said. — 925korsswed (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ http://feminoonas.tumblr.com/post/17197218481/whats-your-opinion-on-eatyourkimchi-simon-martina-i#notes ...
Anonymous asked: thank god i'm not the only one who's bothered by the grand narrative. a friend of mine suggested that site as a place to discuss feminist issues in kpop and i'm pretty sure i laughed for ten minutes straight. every post on there seems to be a slut-shamey, whitesplaining, condescending mess.
Anonymous asked: This may be a bit old, but I was...
Okay here’s my little rant about the Grand Narrative and why I am iffy about that blog. It’s written from the perspective of a white man. I don’t know or think he does check his privilege as a male and as a WHITE male living abroad when he writes these articles. I am reading his article on Hyuna and… I….what even? The opening is this: With enough T&A to fill...
Anonymous asked: Finally, some critique against S&M! I've been watching their videos since before they started doing the k-pop shows (which is really when they started to gain the popularity and reputation they have now), and I thought they were nice people. The more I watch their videos, though, the more I realize how they're a classic example of your regular white, privilege-denying foreigner....
Anonymous asked: Do you think the MBC issued showed they understood why what they did was wrong?
Anonymous asked: I'm wondering if you guys watch MBLAQ's Hello Baby? I'm curious about your thoughts on it because there are some things, like the seventh episode, which had me raising my eyebrows. Like thunder and G.O's belief that a mother should be pretty so that the kids will listen to her. What are your thoughts?
Anonymous asked: I was wondering what you guys feel about Big Bang's comeback. Daesung, particularly. I mean, I feel like it's a bit...early. And I know he's remorseful and all but isn't what he did kind of big? Compared to nugus getting shit for lesser things, his issue seems to be forgotten -except by maybe KBS. I don't know. I keep side eyeing all these fans for all this hype...
I am going to update by answering some of the questions ya’ll left for us! -admin:genesis
I’m curious about your viewpoints on the JYJ hitting saesang scandal. When a woman is being abused, she has every right to defend herself but what about when the tables are turned? What if it is a man who’s being sexually harassed, groped, and stalked? Thanks alot feminoonas and keep up the good work :) -anon Here’s what I think. Okay first I am going to talk about saesang fans...
Anonymous asked: I'm curious about your viewpoints on the JYJ hitting saesang scandal. When a woman is being abused, she has every right to defend herself but what about when the tables are turned? What if it is a man who's being sexually harassed, groped, and stalked? Thanks alot feminoonas and keep up the good work :)
Anonymous asked: Could you guys do a post on slurs and the debate on reclaiming them? Thanks!
Anonymous asked: MBC apologized? Can I see it? Please? ^__^
vanillastarx3 asked: I liked how you answered the black-face question you got. But I just wanted to point out that Black history is taught in America... at least it was at my school. ^ ^; So not everyone is completely ignorant to black history...
Anonymous asked: Korea is no stranger to black face and with the expansion of Hallyu world wide and Korea's goal to spread its culture overseas one would think that they would get more exposed to its history and the negative connotations behind it. Is Korea's repeated black face incidents rise out of malicious racism or is it because the nation as a whole isn't exposed to the negative connotation of...
to the anon who just asked the blackface question
I will give you a detailed answer tomorrow, because I really like your question and you asked something that I think many people get confused on. -admin; genesis
This is the twitter account for MBC: https://twitter.com/#!/withMBC This is the station’s site: http://www.imbc.com/ However, I don’t speak Korean so I can’t translate it enough to find a way to send complaints to the studio directly; if anyone could do that, that would be wonderful. Blackface is always racist, is always offensive, and there is no excuse. Please remember to be...
Blackface in Korean Entertainment
todiedreaming: It hurts to see that my skin color is the butt of every joke, well into the 21th century. I refuse to treat South Korea as a child that needs to be scolded and then dismissed under the pretense that they do not know any better. Because they do. And they can no longer hide under the excuse that their blackface is purely for “homage” or “honoring” black people. Because 1) you cannot...
Anonymous asked: Do you think that the rampant crossdressing in Kpop is offensive? What makes crossdressing okay to do when one is not transexual? I'm wondering about this because of two situations of crossdressing (Infinite's Hyuna and Black Butler's Ciel). In Black Butler, it's comedic, but it's for a reason and is an important part of that story. However, in Infinite's situation,...
Anonymous asked: die, fuckers. you're embarrassing feminists everywhere. go to the kitchen and make sandwiches for the people who actually work.
vanillastarx3 asked: I'm not sure who started the petition, but for any blogs that make a strong stand against Jenny Hyun and have a lot of followers, I think it'd be really useful for them to post up any products that she's produced or will produce when they come out so we know not to support it.
sign this petition to stop racist jenny hyun →
w-omen: Jenny Hyun (@jennyhyun) who alleges to have writing credits for both Girls’ Generation and Chocolat has recently made a series of disgusting racist comments on her twitter. The screen-captures below show that she believes that black people are “disgusting, disrespectful, violent, arrogant and stupid”. She also makes several other allusions to the superiority of pale skin to dark skin,...
Anonymous asked: I just recently downloaded some of Block B's stuff, and since I missed any discussions that would have been going on when it was new, can you tell me if any kpop fans of color responded to the line "black one's gonna lead you like Barack Obama" in LOL?