Feminism, North Korean style

May 26, 2015
An employee enters a room at a hotel in Mount Kumgang resort in Kumgang September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

An employee enters a room at a hotel in Mount Kumgang resort September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

North Korea: a model of gender equality?

Well, not exactly. But while most North Korean state jobs go to men, it’s the women who make most of the money in the country’s unofficial economy. In fact, while women account for just half of the workforce, they make about 70 percent of the household income, according to new research.

Consider the egalitarian wonderland of North Korea as you read on for more news you may have missed:

 

We gonna do what they say can’t be done

They’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there — so big-rig truck drivers (and their employers and environmentalists) look for ways to extend gas mileage.

 

Hack the in-flight entertainment for good, not evil

An alleged case of plane hacking through an in-seat entertainment unit raises questions about cyber security in the skies.

 

An Australian tax gaffe

The Australian government backs down from a tax on women’s sanitary products following public outcry — and an incident in which a student confronted the treasurer while carrying a giant tampon, apparently.

 

Video: A not-so-tiny baby

Meet Devi, an 8-week-old hippo and the newest resident of the San Diego Zoo.

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