Thursday, February 28, 2013

Investigation into "foreign instructors' methods for luring Korean women"

The 2005 English Spectrum Incident

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: 'Recruit a Yankee strike force!'  
Part 11: The Daum signature campaign: 'Let's kick out low quality foreign instructors!'
Part 12: Movement to expel foreign teachers who denigrated Korean women
Part 13: "Middle school girls will do anything"
Part 14: Netizens propose 'Yankee counter strike force'
Part 15: Segye Ilbo interview with the women from the party, part 1

Part 16: Segye Ilbo interview with the women from the party, part 2
Part 17: Web messages draw Koreans’ wrath
Part 18: Thai female laborers and white English instructors
Part 19: KBS Morning Newstime: 'I can also suffer from the two faces of the internet'
Part 20: AES: Grandfather Dangun is wailing in his grave! 
Part 21: 'Regret' over the scandal caused by confessions of foreign instructors
Part 22: "Korean men have no excuse"
Part 23: "Unfit foreign instructo
rs should be a 'social issue'"
Part 24: Growing dispute over foreign English instructor qualifications
Part 25: 'Clamor'at foreigner English education site
Part 26: Foreign instructor: "I want to apologize"
Part 27: No putting brakes on 'Internet human rights violations'
Part 28: "They branded us as whores, yanggongju and pimps," part 1
Part 29: "They branded us as whores, yanggongju and pimps," part 2
Part 30: Don't Imagine

Part 31: Anti-English Spectrum founder's statement
Part 32: 'Foreign instructor' takes third place
Part 33: Art From Outsider's Point of View
Part 34: U.S. Embassy warns Americans of threats near colleges
Part 35: Internet real name system debated
Part 36: Dirty Korean women who have brought shame to the country?
Part 37: Invasion of Privacy Degrades Korean Women Twice Over
Part 38: 60 unqualified native speaking instructors hired for English instruction
Part 39: The rising tide of unqualified foreign instructors
Part 40: Warrant for Canadian English instructor who molested hagwon owner
Part 41: MBC Sisa Magazine 2580: "Korea is a paradise" 
Part 42: Foreign instructor: "In two years I slept with 20 Korean women."
Part 43: Viewers shocked by shameless acts of unqualified foreign instructors.
Part 44: Warrant for the arrest of a man in his 30s for breaking into home of foreign instructors
Part 45: [Cultural criticism] Hongdae club day lewd party incident

Part 46: Unqualified English instructors seen as major problem here

Part 47: Investigation of the realities of "foreign instructors' methods for luring Korean women"

Over a week had gone by since the media had mentioned foreign instructors when, on February 15, 2005, Yonhap reported that SBS was going to do a lengthy report on the issue.
Investigation of the realities of "foreign instructors' methods for luring Korean women" 

(Seoul=Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Ga-hui = SBS TV's '그것이 알고 싶다' (I want to know that) has focused its coverage on the controversy over the treatment of Korean women by foreign instructors.

In the report entitled "Is Korea their Paradise? Report on the Real Conditions of Blond-haired, Blue-eyed Teachers," which will be broadcast on the 19th at 10:55 pm, the production crew will report on the contents of a recent problematic posting at an internet site titled 'How to lure little Korean girls' and the truth of happenings at some hagwons.

The scene of a foreign instructor in his late 20s, who worked at a provincial supplementary English hagwon and who was dating a high school student, offering marijuana to students is caught on tape. It is revealed that this foreign instructor's purpose in coming to Korea was "not to teach children, but to enjoy life."

As well, the characteristics of English education in the Republic of Korea are criticized in which Korea is seen as a 'cash machine' for those who enter on tourist visas, earn money by teaching English, and travel to southeast Asian countries like Thailand.

The producers claim that the blame for this phenomenon lies with the enforcement of parents who look for white native speaking instructors, hagwons and brokers who chase money, and lax enforcement of white illegal sojourners by indifferent authorities.

It also raises the claim that behind this is our citizens' deep rooted racism which ignores foreign workers from southeast Asia but are too generous to white people and other westerners.
The discourse surrounding this show may be betray a certain focus: "Blond-haired, Blue-eyed Teachers," "white illegal sojourners," "white people." What fun! And if Koreans are "too generous to white people and other westerners," the solution is not to treat workers from southeast Asia better, but to treat 'white people' just as poorly, apparently. And if that's not possible, well, they can just be portrayed as poorly as possible. All of the remaining posts in this series deal with the lead up to and aftermath of this broadcast.

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