Korea's gender equality ranking has slipped even further since last year, putting it on par with conservative Islamic countries like the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar.
The World Economic Forum's latest gender gap report surveyed 136 countries in four categories -- health, education, economic participation and political empowerment -- with categories like access to economic opportunities, life expectancy, and the number of female cabinet members.
Korea ranked 111th.
In terms of women's economic participation, Korea ranked a miserable 118th, down yet two notches from a year earlier. Its ranks in women's education, health and political activity were an unimpressive 100th, 75th and 86th.
Iceland was the most equal country for the fifth year running, followed by Finland and Norway. At the bottom were Chad, Pakistan and Yemen.
Among major economies, Germany ranked 14th, Britain 18th and the U.S. 23rd.