Ajumma Act

An act declaring ajummas as members of the audience and appropriating rights and responsibilities thereof.

Section 1. Definition of ajumma

Whereas, an ajumma is a member of the kdrama audience majority and kdrama land who fits any of the following criteria:

(a) Has been married

(b) Has had one or more children

(c) Is past the age of thirty (30) years, in Korean reckoning

(d) Looks like she fits any of the abovementioned criteria, regardless of actual status in life

Section 2. No ajumma shall be referred to as “ajumma” in public. Any persons violating this law shall be subject to indignant stares, tongue-lashings, and possible bodily harm.

Section 3. Rights and privileges

An ajumma may enjoy the following rights and privileges as members of the kdrama audience majority:

(a) The right to watch kdramas without being bothered about upcoming exams, project deadlines, and other academic problems

(b) The right to pinch cheeks (facial or otherwise) of pretty boys as an expression of affection, without being accused of flirting

(c) The right to dress however they want

(d) The right to say whatever they want

(e) The right to end all arguments with: “What do you know, you’re just a kid!”

Section 4. Responsibilities of an ajumma

For ajumma audience members to enjoy the privileges in Section 3 of this act, their kdrama counterparts must continue to do the following:

(a) Scold, nag, and give the evil eye to anyone disobeying laws (e.g. not recycling, cutting in line)

(b) Scold, nag, and give the evil eye to chaebols who use the subway or bus for the first time and refuse to give the seat to the elderly

(c) If playing as landlady, bang on doors and demand payment from a poor, kind-hearted hero/heroine who is currently unemployed AND recently cheated of a substantial amount of money, preferably by a gambling father or uncle

(d) Must feed lonely, affection-starved people with seaweed soup or use their hands to put fish on the affection-starved party’s rice bowl

Section 5. Effectivity – this act is one of the oldest acts in existence. Revealing the exact date shall violate Section 2 of this act.

Section 6. Amendments

(a) Self-policing Policy: Ajummas must consider women past the age of 30 who are not yet married or with children as useless regardless of their accomplishments in life (e.g. being CEO, VIP, VVVVVIP). Furthermore, ajummas must nag said women to get a family to enforce Section 1 (a) and (b) of this act – oftheshore

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2 thoughts on “Ajumma Act”

  1. Ajummas who meet criteria (a) to (c) in Section 1 shall constantly remind any heroine who has reached or passed the age of 30 and managed to remain single and childless of the importance of having a husband and at least two children at her age.

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