The Social life in North Korea
Before 1945, in North Korea, women had very few rights. They were expected to give birth to male heirs and rear for them; to assure the continuation of the family line. On July 30, 1946, the government north of the thirty-eighth parallel passed a Sex Equality Law. The 1972 constitution asserted that “women hold equal social status and rights with men.
In 1990 they amended that law to include stipulations where men would still be held in higher regard. Although new leadership brought women more equal participation in the labor force outside the home and more access to education, women continued to be considered inferior to men. Kim Jong Il was the second ruler of North Korea, He was believed to have committed many human rights violations and served as leader until his death in 2011.
One of the larger human rights issues reported in North Korea is their use of cruel and unusual punishments. Under Kim Jong Il, there were many reports of people put to death by ravenous dogs using Il’s military trained K9s. In this last video, we see just how obedient the K9 dogs can be, with the right training these animals can make a baest friend or in North Korea’s case, a weapon of mass torture.
In 2014, James Franco and Seth Rogan released a film called The Interview. In the film, Franco plays a tv host that is given the opportunity to meet the supreme leader of North Korea, despite his presence in the outside world. The US government comes to them and asks them to assassinate the supreme leader. The film is wildly funny and it does a chillingly good job of depicting the many human rights violations in North Korea that have been and are still going on to this day.
After the film was released there was a large amount of backlash from North Korea about the slander facing their country and the film was even pulled from certain theaters due to the controversy surrounding the film. For a nation to operate itself and pad the pockets of its leaders while people starve to death every day is blasphemous and should be treated as war crimes. The United States has recently been doing a better job under president Trump in making this hostile nation realize that they lack the right to act with the poise and narcissism that they do on the world stage. The United States has made mistakes of its own, but throughout our history, we have proven time and again our ability to come to the aide of the allies who need us. I believe every citizen trapped in the hostile state of North Korea that questions the power and authority of their nation to be my ally. They need our help, we must work to bring justice to the people of North Korea so that they may live an enjoyable life worth living.