Feminist campaigners welcome plans for the installation of North Korea’s first female despot.


Critical Dispatches

North Korea, the controversial East Asian state, plans to install its first female supreme leader, delighting the legion of feminist critics who branded the previous regime as sexist, offensive and anachronistic. “This comes from high up, from the top,” said one source in reference to the decision. While no official statement has yet been released from the country’s current supreme leader Kim Jong-Un, the reliable source has suggested that the despotic autocrat is to name one member from the county’s all female music group The Korean People’s Army State Merited Chorus and Ensemble as his successor.

While much speculation circulates, many feminist groups are attributing the shock decision in part to American activist Gloria Steinem’s 2015 feminist march across the demilitarized zone as part of the group Women Cross DMZ. Some claim that Jong-Un looked to be taking notes that day. A spokeswoman for London based campaign group, Political Vulva: “This could…

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