K-Drama Rewind: Jewel in the Palace

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Feminism is defined as the pursuit of providing social, political, legal, and economic rights for women on the basis of the equality of the sexes. It is an ongoing debate which dates back from the existence of our forefathers up until this day. In Korean history, records reveal that the country’s royal and political hierarchy were widely populated by men. And in a time where the society is surrounded by machismo, a strong heroine rose up from the ranks and proved her worth as a force that cannot be reckoned with. In this week’s Grumpy Flashbackyour resident GF will tackle about the immensely popular K-Drama Jewel in the Palace (also known as Dae Jang Geum) and its perfect portrayal of women’s rise against oppression and misogyny.

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Jewel in the Palace is a 2003 sageuk series directed by Lee Byung-hoon which was first aired on MBC. It is one of the highest-rated Korean dramas of all…

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