"Let's support the beautiful female candidate Park Geun-hye. She's soft/gentle, not full of tricks, and is overflowing with charm." -- A male bathroom stall in Seoul train station
Frankly, one might expect more rough treatment by men scrawling on the bathroom stall in the train station about Korea's first viable female candidate for president. You're on the ground and South Korea, many people liken the possibility of the first female president being elected into high office in this highly sexist country to the United States' election of the first black person into its presidency.
It feels like most young people and those who are politically progressive already for another president park, who happens to be the daughter of the former dictator/president of the same name.
This seems like a good portent to me, if reasonable discourse about the first minority and underdog candidate can exist in the men's bathroom stall at a train station. This is real candid talk amongst those who hold power here, and it's not that bad. What we saw and heard about Obama just before his first election seem far, far worse.
Still, even praise of her centers around her gender-normative characteristics, such as being " gentle"or pretty.sort of how certain white folk gave Obama credit for "speaking well."