Which country is better for men, China or Korea?

South Korea is for a number of reasons. Yes the men have to do mandatory military service there for 2 years but its a small price to pay for a number of advantages:

  1. Korea’s a more ‘traditional’ country where women especially in the southern parts like Gyeongsang-do and Jeolla-do and Jeju-do, do most or all of the housework, cooking and child-bearing. Many mothers in these parts specifically raise their daughters to expect to take on these burdens after marriage. In China, the husband and wife usually share household duties. Housewives are common in Korea, but almost unheard of in China.
  2. China has a gender imbalance. 20–30 million more men than women which has caused the side effect of having somewhat spoiled women. Korean men still outnumber women but the ratio is not as bad and in cities like Seoul there is actually more women than men (partly due to a portion of men being stationed for the military), this means men don’t have to compete as much for the women.
  3. Going with the ‘less independent’ theme, Korea is home to the OECD’s highest gender pay gap, the women make on average 30% less than the men do! China on the other hand (they are not part of the OECD) has one of the smallest gender pay gaps, even better than the USA! Percentage wise, there are way more Chinese female CEOs than Korean female CEOs. In Korea, the job most women aspire to is to be a flight attendant – think about that. A job that requires you to be pretty and subservient. Hardly a Chinese girl’s dream job – they want to start their own businesses. See the difference? So Korea is better for men, because less independent/less money = harder to divorce = men have more advantage.
  4. More eye candy for men. For better or worse, Chinese women seem to dress like American women, more casually, whereas Korean women wear more feminine outfits. Yes, I know most Korean women probably dress for themselves not for men, but still you can’t ignore that it is better eye candy for the men. The Korean school uniforms are way better looking than Chinese school uniforms and a lot of women wear short skirts and dresses even in the winter. And you can’t forget about the pool parties and outdoor festivals in the summer. Bikinis everywhere lol.

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  1. The justice system is more favorable to men than women. Police don’t care about domestic disputes at all, so men can often get away with doing anything to his wife. As another example, there was a case of a woman taking nude pics of a male art model and spreading it around – she was sentenced to 2 years in jail. Meanwhile, in another case a guy was spreading nude pics of his ex-gf / revenge porn and guess what, he gets a $2000 fine. No jailtime.
  2. Korea is also more open about sex, and while prostitution exists in a legal grey area in both countries, Korea is more tolerant about it than China is. Adult sex shops are everywhere. Motels are everywhere. Korea has the second most prostitutes per capita in the world right next to Philippines. I don’t have the specific statistics, but it wouldn’t surprise me to know that Korean men cheat more on average than Chinese men do. The society just makes it so much easier to. And while porn is banned in both countries, Korea at least has sexy movies. Remember when Tang Wei was blacklisted from China for those sex scenes in Lust, Caution? Kim Tae-ri started her career doing lesbian sex scenes in The Handmaiden.

Or how about The Concubine so many of these steamy Joseon-era movies that China wouldn’t dare make.

This is a plus for men, because obviously men need to relieve themselves more than women do, and the more open a country is about it, the better for them.

Does China today resemble South Korea in the 1980s or 1990s?

Tech wise, I’d say China has caught up with current day South Korea – the bullet trains in China are actually faster than the KTX, and there’s nothing Kakao can do that Wechat can’t do. The electric bikes and scooters in China are more popular than such things in South Korea as well.

I’d say the main difference lies in general prosperity of the average person. The average South Korean still makes way more money than the average Chinese person. That’s why the average Korean person has more disposable income to look better, spend money on fashion and makeup etc while Chinese seem to be obsessed with showing off their wealth (which Koreans did in the 80s/90s) that’s a common thing that happens with nouveau riche. Over time, as the average Chinese person makes more money, you will see less and less of that cause it won’t be that special anymore. “Ok so you got a LV bag, so what?”

What is the difference between a top-of-the-line iPad and a laptop computer?

I have an iPad Pro and a bunch of laptops. Honestly – the iPad Pro does 90% of what people do with a slim and light laptop generally. You can go to all your favorite websites, you can write in your blog, you can watch youtube, use facebook, twitter, reddit etc but the other 10% is stuff like:

-Any application that requires fine mouse control, personally I just prefer to use Photoshop and Excel on a laptop versus the iPad (I know there’s iPad apps for them but they are meh for me)
-AAA PC games
-programming
-torrenting or usenet or some service like that
-Video editing and Audio Production (Yes I know iMovie and Garageband is on the iPad but its nothing compared to Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, ProTools etc)

thats about it. If you do one of those things above, you still need a laptop. Otherwise an iPad Pro will serve you well.