Adultery law: a necessary evil?

Less than a couple of centuries ago, it was natural for Korean men to have more than one wife and women to accept polygamy since they had to depend on their husbands.

In recognition of an increasing awareness of women’s rights, several National Assembly lawmakers came up with a bill in 1951 to provide for lawsuits on adultery, although the main purpose was to eradicate polygamy and establish gender equality.
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