...because she's a working mother.

The highly unusual ad gave voice to the resentment and repressed anger that are common to working women across South Korea.

In a country where people work more and sleep less than anywhere else in the developed world, women are often elbowed away from rewards in their professional lives. If they have a job, they make 38 percent less money than men, the largest gender gap in the developed world. If they become pregnant, they are pressured at work not to take legally guaranteed maternity leave.

The Washington Post article says that to avoid shirking family obligations and juggling careers with resentful husbands, East Asia is currently experiencing an "epidemic" of women who are postponing marriage and motherhood to focus on their careers. Does that make them bad women, too?