This picture taken on October 10, 2019 shows South Korean woman Yoon Ji-hye displaying an old photo of herself during an interview with AFP at the Myungdong shopping district in Seoul. / AFP / Jung Yeon-je /
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A growing number of South Korean women are banding together to reject rigid patriarchal norms and vowing never to wed, have children or even date and have sex."I've always felt that as a woman there are more disadvantages than advantages to being married," says Lee, a 40-something professional who lives with her dog near Seoul.Now she has gone even further embracing the nation's radical feminist movement "4B" or the "Four Nos": no dating, no sex, no marriage, and no child-rearing. Women viewers rated the film an average 9.5 out of 10 stars on the South's top search engine.A growing number of women are turning their backs on the traditional expectations of South Korea's male-dominated society, where working wives spend four times longer on domestic chores than their husbands.A decade ago almost 47 percent of single and never-married Korean women said they thought marriage was necessary.The government predicts the South's 55 million population will drop to 39 million by 2067, when half the nation will be aged 62 or older.
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