Regarding the Feb. 26 AP article “South’s Park slow to pick women for top positions“: As a Korean, I can say that it is true that discrimination against women in the workplace is a big issue in South Korea. And I’m looking forward to seeing changes in this area just as we welcomed the election of the first female president.
But just because South Korean President Park Geun Hye is a woman doesn’t mean she should focus on gender, instead of ability, to fill Cabinet posts. Hopefully she will widen the scope of positions for women. More important is that more women choose to enter politics and that Koreans not discriminate against them.
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