Part 1: English Spectrum and 'Ask The Playboy'
Part 2: The Kimchiland where it’s easy to sleep with women and make money
Part 3: English Spectrum shuts down as Anti-English Spectrum is created
Part 4: How to hunt foreign women
Part 5: Did the foreigners who denigrated Korean women throw a secret party?
Part 6: The 'Ask The Playboy' sexy costume party
Part 7: Stir over ‘lewd party’ involving foreigners and Korean women
Part 8: The 2003 post that tarred foreign English teachers as child molesters
Part 9: Netizens shocked by foreign instructor site introducing how to harass Korean children
Part 10: Movement to expel foreign teachers who denigrated Korean women
Part 11: "Middle school girls will do anything"
Part 12: Netizens propose 'Yankee counter strike force'
Part 13: Segye Ilbo interview with the women from the party, part 1
Part 14: Segye Ilbo interview with the women from the party, part 2
Part 15: Web messages draw Koreans’ wrath
Part 16: Thai female laborers and white English instructors
Part 17: 'Regret' over the scandal caused by confessions of foreign instructors
On January 17, Naeil Sinmun published a column titled 'Tomorrow's Eye' which looked at the English Spectrum 'scandal.'
'Regret' over the scandal caused by confessions of foreign instructorsYes, because only foreign instructors would "consider female middle school students to be sex objects" and take part in 'youth prostitution,' right? The guilt of the foreign instructors involved is obviously presumed (hence the word 'confession' in the title), and the writer obviously believes the that the 'mollest' post is true (the idea that what is written on the internet should be taken with a grain of salt is never suggested). On the other hand, it was nice of the writer to mention that "innocent Korean women [were] being victimized" by "internet media," though the "netizens... venting their emotions and anger at them" played an equally, if not more, important role.
Day after day, postings at a website for foreign instructors is causing a stir. As photos of a party with foreign instructors and Korean women spread, the scandal continues to escalate.
The most shocking of the postings by foreign instructors is one about how 'even middle school students will do anything.' The foreigner who wrote the post said, "Now I know a student who's only 15. We got to the point that she would do anything I said for 100,000 won." "I had sex with a middle school girl over 20 times." If what this instructor wrote is true, it is clearly 'youth prostitution.'
Therefore, police must decide whether to determine the truth by tracking the instructor's IP and punish him. If he himself reveals that he took part in youth prostitution, it doesn't make sense for police to let it go.
As well, some internet newspapers have already sensationally concluded from scenes of a party attended by foreign instructors and Korean women that it was a 'sex party.' The women and the owner of the club where the party took place have protested, saying, "If women dance with foreigners, does that make it a lewd party and all of them yanggongju?" Among the women one was dating a foreign man. However, their photos have already been posted on the internet in 'sex party' articles and netizens are venting their emotions and anger at them.
Between unscrupulous foreign instructors or foreign men who consider female middle school students to be sex objects and internet media which condemn them as 'yanggongju,' innocent Korean women are being victimized.