As this season of American Idol winds down, 24-year-old Crystal Bowersox has a real chance at winning. Eight years ago, when Kelly Clarkson won, she fit a certain "American" ideal: The squeaky-clean, slightly goofy girl next door. But Crystal's different.
"Once you become an unwed mom, you're branded as immoral and a failure. People treat you as if you had committed a crime. You fall to the bottom rung of society." In South Korea, social stigma is serious business.