High School Students Dance to HyunA’s Red

This thread’s got a lot of comments about extremely sexualised dancing on the part of women being ubiquitous in Korean schools, from high school through middle and even elementary. My grade five eight or nine-year-old girls will put together a sexy dancing routine for the various ‘talent shows’ that my school is fond of organising. They move their bodies much more impressively than any of my peers when I was that age, I think.

One commenter on that thread points out that this is so normalised and widespread that it might be thought of as harmless: my students don’t have very much in mind when they’re doing these dances, they’re too young to: they’re just doing what they think is the expected thing to do in response to this kind of music.

I’m undecided.