SEOUL - The first time South Korean lawmaker Yong Hye-in, 33, ventured out of her home after having her son in 2021, she was struggling with postpartum depression, and her husband wanted to cheer her up with a stroll. But when Yong's family tried to walk into a nearby cafe, they were turned away. It was a "no-kid zone."
Yong was in tears after being refused entry. "It felt like society didn't want people like me," she said in a phone interview. "It hurt."