South Korea Takes a Big Step [Podcast]

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This month, I’m joined by regular QNA cohost Donovan Morgan Grant for a spoiler-filled and plot-summary-free discussion about recent Netflix release Love and Leashes, our own private movie event of the year. Which of us blinks first and discloses their sexual proclivities? Given that the shock of this movie is its novelty as K-drama, is it actually a major step forward for fictional women in the workplace/bedroom? And if so, can we say that it’s then a step forward for even non-fictional women?

Viewing History

Something of an Arnold double feature is on the bill today, as well as an essential Sci-Fi Channel throwback and recent dalliances into the genre of “Women Who Kill.”


Olympics 2022 — China has warned athletes not to protest in Beijing. What happens if they do?
“China faces particular scrutiny for its human rights practices, including the detention of more than 1 million Uyghur and other Muslim minorities in its western Xinjiang province as part of what the U.S. government and others have labeled a genocide.”

In Boston, a growing community of Uyghurs fights to save its culture and its people
“[In 2016], China’s brutal crackdown against the Uyghur people, a mostly Muslim Turkic minority in the contested Xinjiang region, had yet to grab international headlines; it would be years before any American lawmaker would use the word “genocide” and before the controversy would cast a shadow over China hosting the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.”

Uyghur Human Rights Project
“The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) promotes the rights of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim peoples in East Turkistan, referred to by the Chinese government as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, through research-based advocacy. UHRP was founded in 2004 as a project of the Uyghur American Association and became an independent nonprofit organization in 2016.”

Boston Uyghur Association
“The Boston Uyghur Association is based in Boston, MA and is a non-profit 501-C organization. The Boston Uyghur Association works to promote the preservation and flourishing of a rich, humanistic and diverse Uyghur culture, and to support the rights of the Uyghur people to use peaceful, democratic means to determine their own political future. We aim to promote improved human rights conditions for Uyghurs and other indigenous groups in East Turkistan (also known as China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region), on the premise that the assurance of basic human rights will facilitate the realization of the community’s democratic aspirations.”

Shayida Ali
Uyghur | software engineer | Daughter of illegally detained father, the victim of concentration camps

On the Watchlist

Hey, it wouldn’t be a Donovancast without a mention of this guy. But is the Batty the zaddy of the episode?

Runtime: [02:19:37]

Music Selection
Girls’ Generation,” Girls’ Generation
Hoot,” Girls’ Generation
Don’t Say No,” Seohyun

Further Reading
At Her Feet: Powering Your Femdom Relationship
Even on Olympic stage, Asian American women experience racist abuse
How Feminism Became a Dirty Word in South Korea
‘If the sex is bad, leave’: South Korea wakes up to its sexual revolution
Confucianism in Ancient Korea
Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today?
Standing Up: Five of DC’s Boldest Black Female Heroes and Storylines

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