Friday, March 01, 2013

Broadcast announcement: 'For foreign instructors, is Korea a paradise for 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'

Part 48: Broadcast announcement: 'For foreign instructors, is Korea a paradise for women?'

On February 15, 2005, the Herald Gyeongje's internet site posted the following article about the upcoming SBS broadcast:
Broadcast announcement: 'For foreign instructors, is Korea a paradise for women?'

''How to lure little Korean girls, that was a true story."

SBS's 'I want to know that' team, which has become talked about due to a recent program which looked at doubts about the murder of Mrs. Yuk Yeong-su [Park Chung-hee's wife, murdered in 1974], will in a broadcast on the 19th take a complete look at what has been only conveyed through rumour, the disorderly and unlawful private lives of foreign instructors living in Korea, and this scheduled show is causing no small stir.

At the end of last year, photos of white men hanging out with Korean women at a bar in Itaewon were posted at a foreign English instructor job site, and there was controversy as there was opposition to the very suggestive opinions which were only concerned with the criticism of some netizens and personal lives.

Many people were shocked by a post at the site titled ''How to lure little Korean girls,' which described how to sexually harrass minors. After this there was a flood of criticism which concluded when the site voluntarily closed, but rumors as to whether the post's writer was telling the truth have not ceased.

The 'I want to know that' team revealed that "As a result of our coverage, it's difficult to believe, but it's true that in some English hagwons this has actually happened, and on this broadcast it can be confirmed."

As well, at one English supplementary hagwon outside of Seoul, the scene of a foreign instructor in his late 20s offering marijuana to hagwon students while dating a high school student is covered, and at another English supplementary hagwon a foreign instructor who raped a middle school student quit and is said in shocking truth to still be teaching children at another hagwon.

Regarding this incident, the producers of 'I want to know that' said that the foreign instructors they met said that "Korea is like a paradise because you can easily get money and enjoy the women." Through various illegal methods, such as entering on a tourist visa and working and faking a university degree and doing private lessons, they earn money in Korea and then travel to Thailand and other places in South east Asia and say that "Korea is a country that's like an ATM."

The producers of 'I want to know that' located the cause of such unfit English instructors in parents who look only for white native speaking instructors, hagwons and brokers who chase money, and indifferent authorities who do not crack down on white illegal sojourners. The producers explained their intent, saying, "The reality is that we entrust our children to foreigners who have not had whether they possess a criminal background or fake degree properly confirmed, shameless foreign instructors who commit illegal acts. We point out the dark side of our society, which has produced a mentality of putting English first and preferring white people."
 Funny that the article mentions things 'only conveyed through rumour' and then says the the photos were taken in Itaewon; the fact that the photos were taken in a Hongdae club would have been hard to miss at the time, which suggests incompetence or a desire to link foreign teachers with the dreaded USFK camptown of Itaewon (though it was likely the former).

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