Emancipation-Themed 9 Korean Dramas, Voice for Women Rights

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Emancipation is freedom from slavery and equal rights in various aspects of life. RA Kartini struggle for Indonesian women to get their rights has sweet fruit that we can feel to this day, such as getting an education and occupying a leadership chair.

Women emancipation is not only voiced in Indonesia, you know. In fact, this series of Korean dramas is clear evidence that emancipation is the dream of women all over the world.

1. Jewel in the Palace (2003)

Jewel in the Palace is one of the legendary Korean dramas about women emancipation. The drama, starring Lee Young Ae, is adapted from a true story about a girl named Seo Jang Geum who becomes the first female healer in the Joseon kingdom. At that time, the social structure was still dominated by men.

Even though his condition is not from the upper class, Jang Geum overcomes a series of social discrimination by becoming a royal cook. His good performance led him to become a royal healer. He eventually became a healer in charge of the king. It not wrong if the king gave him the nickname The Great Jang Geum . As the title suggests, Jang Geum is a jewel in the palace.

2. The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)

The Great Queen Seondeok or Queen Seon Duk became an iconic drama for women emancipation in terms of leadership. This drama tells the biography of Queen Seondeok who was born as a princess and became the first female ruler of the Silla Kingdom.

Queen Seondeok (Lee Yo Won) succeeded in overthrowing Queen Mi Shil (Go Hyun Jung) who devised an evil plan to seize power, such as having two Silla princesses exiled from the kingdom and killing Princess Chonmyong (Park Ye Jin) in a secret battle. Her ingenuity and leadership talent of Queen Seondeok have been seen since childhood. So no wonder, he became the number one person in the Silla Kingdom.

3. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)

Generally, men have more power than women. However, it is different with Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young). She is an unemployed woman, but is honest and kind.

She small and cute on the outside, but she actually really strong Do Bong Soon. For generations in her family, daughters have been gifted with the powers of Hercules to use for the greater good. However, if misused, their power will be taken away.

When chaos ensues after a series of kidnappings in her hometown, Bong Soon must decide whether to use her powers or play it safe and hide her powers from the world? Can he use his powers for the greater good?

4. Be Melodramatic (2019)

Be Melodramatic is a Korean drama that tells the sweet love and friendship of women who have just turned 30. They think thirty to be a magic number, the age at which they turn into full-fledged adults. However, the reality is not in line as expected.

Hwang Han Joo (Han Ji Eun) is the head of the marketing team of a drama production company. She is a single mother who struggles to balance her work and personal life while raising her child.

Lee Eun Jung (Jeon Yeo Bin) is a documentary director who runs his own production company. One of his documentaries became surprisingly popular overnight.

Im Jin Joo (Chun Woo Hee) is a drama writer with many emotional ups and downs. His personality is unique. Even though he is a playwright, he often tries to write scripts in a literary style.

5. Search: WWW (2019)

Jobs as IT ( Information Technology ) used to be mostly held by men. Because this job requires concentration and focus to tinker with technology in the form of hardware , software , and useware.

Breaking new ground, the drama Search: WWW tells the story of three women who work for a famous website development company. This drama presents the conflicts, joys, and sorrows experienced by women in the 21st century who successfully work without discrimination.

For example, the character Bae Ta Mi played by Im Soo Jung. He became the director of a well-known website company known to have a high fighting spirit and never give up. This was proven by him through the success he achieved.

6. Start-Up (2020)

Businessman has become a profession that is synonymous with men. However, nowadays there are many businessmen from women, you know. This is also what inspired the drama Start-Up to carry the story of the struggle of Seo Dal Mi (Bae Suzy) who dreams of owning and managing her own company.

Even though she has no privileges , Seo Dal Mi has big dreams, burning ambition, and a pioneering spirit. His soul yearns for great adventures to see himself at the pinnacle of success. Breaking through all limitations, Dal Mi proves that women can stand on their own feet without burdening others.

7. Happiness (2021)

The police profession is identical to the work of men. The reason is, they are tasked with maintaining public security and order, enforcing the law, and protecting the community. However, this does not apply to Yoon Sae Bom (Han Hyo Joo). He is a special agent with quick and capable intelligence and agility.

8. Jirisan (2021)

Rangers or forest rangers are usually dominated by men, because of the heavy workload. They have to rescue climbers if they are in trouble or find the lost and make sure the hiking trails are safe.

His expertise in climbing mountains and even saving climbers has been recognized by other rangers , you know. He also managed to save people around Mount Jiri National Park.

9. Military Prosecutor Doberman (2022)

Something related to the military mostly avoided by women. The military entrance test is also quite heavy and requires several stages, including written tests, interviews, physical, and health.