October 22, 2018 | Lifestyle.INQ

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Day: October 22, 2018

How teen feminism is changing school uniforms in South Korea

When Jeong Ji-eun was in her high school, in the early 2000s, one of her close friends pierced her tongue. The friend, who had hated having to wear her school uniform all the time — she especially found the stiff fabric of her blouse unbearable –, wore a red-color tongue ring, which almost looked like a candy in her mouth. “That’s what I first thought, too — that she was having her candy,” Jeong, now a 32-year-old professional in Seoul, told The Korea Herald. “Until it was caught by our teacher during a class.”

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