‘Escape the Corset’: South Korean Women Rebel Against Strict Beauty Standards

Women destroy makeup as part of backlash against culture of laborious skincare regimes and pressure to look perfect

The Guardian
Oct 26, 2018 · 4 min read
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An advertisement for plastic surgery clinic at a subway station in Seoul. Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

By Benjamin Haas

When Cha Ji-won decided to throw out all her makeup and cut her hair, her mother was the first to…

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