In China, aunts and uncles are very common forms of address, but what's the matter with banning them in South Korea? Recently, the South Korean government decided to change the family appellation with "sexism" consciousness, such as "aunts" and "uncles".
According to the East Asia daily, on August 31 local time, the Ministry of women's families of South Korea published the third basic plan for healthy families (2016-2020) to improve the family system and culture based on the concept of "equality between men and women". South Korean media previously reported that "why should we add & lsquo; honorific & rsquo; to the people in my wife's family, but not & lsquo; honorific & rsquo; when we call the people in my wife's family, it involves the issue of" unequal "family appellation.
According to the report, the South Korean government plans to correct the old habit of honoring the husband's younger brother or sister as "uncles" and "aunts" while addressing the wife's younger brother or sister as "uncles" and "aunts". Jin Shuzi, head of the family policy section of the Ministry of women's families, pointed out: "there is no mistake in terms such as & lsquo; little brother & rsquo;, but in the families of men and women, only one party's status is improved, which is a problem.". 'the husband's home is called' the wife's home ', and the wife's home is called' the wife's home ', which is considered to imply' sexism '.
In a statement issued on the same day, the South Korean government did not provide a substitute for the current family address terms. In the future, opinions of all parties will be collected through hearings and seminars. The Ministry of women's family said: 'because there are middle-aged and elderly people who are unwilling to use new names, we hope to reach a full consensus first through active publicity rather than blindly promoting the change of terms. '