San E Releases New Song 'Feminist'

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In an announcement, San E’s label stated they weren't conscious of the music.

South Korean rapper San E (Jung San) launched a brand new music immediately (Nov. 16), titled “Feminist.” Uploaded to YouTube a couple of hours after he introduced the upcoming music on social media, “Feminist” sees the artist sharing his opinions concerning the present state of feminism in South Korea.

YouTubers DKDKTV, who frequently publish movies explaining the nuances of Okay-pop music movies, translated the lyrics that have been posted on San E's "Feminist” video on YouTube. "Women have at all times been oppressed/ Us males have at all times oppressed them traditionally/But I don't perceive those that say men and women aren't equal proper now," he reportedly says, main into his tackle how South Korea's gender pay hole being low amongst OECD international locations is a "f**king pretend truth.” Throughout, San E additionally reportedly proclaims himself to be a feminist: “Sister, why mad?” he asks in English. “Blame system, not males/ I'm feminist.” 

The gender pay hole in South Korea is the very best amongst the OECD, with the 2017 OECD report "The Pursuit if Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle" acknowledging that ladies in Korea earn solely 63% of what males earn, and that solely 56.2% of ladies within the nation are employed.

In “Feminist," San E additionally criticizes courting tradition the place males pay for dates, the MeToo motion, the rise of the “escape the corset” motion in South Korea, and questions why girls aren’t required to serve within the nation's nationwide service as males are, although feedback on his Instagram level out that San E himself didn't serve.

"I don't hate girls," wrote the rapper within the YouTube bio for the music, utilizing the Korean time period used for "misogyny." “I'm averse to conditions the place hate begets extra hate.”

The newest of a number of movies and songs San E has shared to his YouTube channel this month, "Feminist" was launched only a day after the rapper shared, after which deleted, a video on social media of widely-publicized bar battle, close to the Isu Station subway cease in Seoul. Five individuals, three males and two girls, have been arrested, and conflicting studies relating to the reason for the scenario abound. It turned scorching matter in South Korea after one of many alleged girls concerned posted a petition to the web site of the Blue House -- the South Korean presidential administration -- calling for what the Korea Herald describes as "an finish to males's hate towards girls." Within 24 hours, over 300,000 individuals signed the petition, surpassing the 200,000 required to necessitate a proper response from the presidential workplace.

San E’s label, Brand New Music, informed Korean media that it was not conscious of the music previous to its launch.