May 29, 2024

How elite North Korean women have shattered the glass ceiling under Kim Jong Un

Daughter’s frequent appearances and women in key posts showcase shifting attitudes about roles women can play

Kim Jong Un is a feminist — at least if judged by the incredibly low standards of North Korea. 

His sister Kim Yo Jong is deputy director of the party’s propaganda department and is frequently called on to deliver pointed messages to the U.S. and South Korea, while Choe Son Hui serves as North Korean foreign minister. 

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