Non-Woke Countries

What Countries Is Non-Woke

There’s no denying that the world is changing. Millennials are getting older, and so are their politics. International relations are shifting, as countries start to realize they have more in common with each other than they do with their own citizens. But while there is no doubt that we’re headed in a progressive direction as a global community, it’s also important to remember that not every country is on board with the move toward equality and acceptance of differences.

In fact, there are still many places where people who aren’t white cishet males feel unsafe or unwelcome even within their own borders. So, we’re here today to discuss some non-woke countries out there still struggling to catch up;

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You may have heard about Russia, the country where you can hold a political rally for “protecting Russian children from gay propaganda” and not be laughed at by the media.

Russia has a long history of being un-woke, starting with its ban on homosexuality in 1934 and ending with Vladimir Putin applying for asylum in New Zealand when he was elected president of Russia. While most countries are waking up to the fact that they need a diverse workforce and environment to thrive, the Russian government continues to deny that climate change is real or human-caused.

South Korea

South Korea has a rich culture and history. It is not a woke country. It is not a woke country because it has the most plastic surgery per capita in the world. South Koreans have been obsessed with looking young and beautiful for centuries, but the obsession has only gotten worse as time goes on.

It has been accused of using forced labor to produce goods for export, and it is a major polluter.  It is one of the few countries in the world that still deploys children as soldiers. In fact, the country’s conscription laws require all men between the ages of 18 and 35 to serve at least two years in the military.


China has a lot of work to do in the area of human rights. Many people are still unaware that China has a poor record on human rights; this is likely because China tends to keep its problems behind closed doors, but the United States State Department has noted that China’s treatment of its citizens is “a source of concern.” Human rights violations include:

  • A poor record on LGBT rights
  • A poor record on women’s rights
  • A poor record on religious freedom

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a country in the Middle East. It is an Islamic kingdom that was created from colonies of former tribal kingdoms. The country contains Islam’s holiest city, Mecca, which is home to the Ka’aba a black stone building at which Muslims pray. Saudi Arabia has been criticized for its treatment of women and LGBTQ+ people. Additionally, homosexuality is punishable by death due to its relationship with idolatry and blasphemy.

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It’s no surprise that these countries are so far behind the times, but it is important to understand how far behind the times they are. We hope that by helping people understand their own biases and prejudices, we can make a difference in this world and move everyone forward toward a more progressive future.

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