Discord Between Transgender Women and TERFs in South Korea


This paper examines the discord between transgender women and trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) in South Korea, focusing on the dispute between feminists and anti- feminists. This paper introduces a conflict between those two groups in that TERFs believe transgender women highlight gender stereotypes and femininity, in contrast to radical feminists looking forward to the dissolution of gender, such as the “escape the corset” movement. Furthermore, this paper illustrates the experiences of personal and legal discrimination and well-known instances to show the oppression that trans women are undergoing. Finally, among these conflicts, the paper focuses on women-only spaces, including women’s universities, which is one of the most controversial and significant problems. The study examines why females fear men’s invasion, which leads TERFs to exclude transgender women from these spaces. I reviewed journals and news articles to refer to scholars’ claims, analyze recent cases, and see public opinions for this paper.

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Sooyoun Bae, University of Utah Asia Campus, South Korea

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Conference: ACE2022
Stream: Learning Experiences

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Bae S. (2023) Discord Between Transgender Women and TERFs in South Korea ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2023.67
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2023.67

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