The General Female Student Association (GFSA) of Hanyang University (HYU) recently held a group of seminars collectively titled, ‘This Must Be Feminism’ from July 6 to August 24. Each week during this period in the College of Humanities, a seminar was held that focused on different specific topics. The subjects about feminism included discussions on the role of female representatives, and female-hatred attitudes exhibited in everyday life.
GFSA had been planning to host this seminar as a means of finding solutions and coping methods for gender issues with Hanyangians. “I think learning and talking about feminism can help break down outdated views and stereotypes that are prevalent and preventing true gender equality. Realizing this, GFSA decided to offer this seminar to bring issues to the forefront with Hanyangians,” said Kim Da-ye, the President of GFSA.
Each seminar was composed of debates on a given topic and all the participants had opportunities to express their views. “During the seminar, we had the chance to address issues related to feminism which were at times unfamiliar and complicated, such as the topic of “sexual politics.” If we were uncertain about certain aspects, we had discussions until things were clearer and more understandable,” said Kim.