The Supreme Court of Korea (appointed by Park Chung-hee) ruled in 1970 that legal remedies for physical violence against wives are inadmissible in Korean law courts and that even wife rape cannot be considered to be abuse in Korean law courts.

“You cannot rape your wife” is the headline for the Korea Times article. This is because forced sexual intercourse of a wife has not been regarded as rape by the Korean Supreme Court since 1970. Is the Korean Supreme Court thereby protecting the conjugal right of Korean men to engage in forced, violent sex with their wives?

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family in an effort to address this issue of conjugal rights announced on Monday (26 November) its 4th basic policy program involving women’s affairs for 2013-2017,  the program is designed to prevent sexual and domestic violence and strengthen the punishment of violators.

The United Nations has long called on Korea to recognize wife rape.

“There has been opposition from legal circles but there is a need for serious discussion on the issue. Even among married couples, people have a right to choose and this should be part of the law,” said a female official from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family .

Korea Times, 27 November 2012

Posted by Errol, filed under Battle Report, Crime, Law, Verus Historia. Date: November 27, 2012, 7:12 am | 1 Comment »

 

Scooter on the sidewalk

Ran over me

The cops just looked

Don’t care ‘bout me

.

They only thinking of a restaurant

that’s got glass tables

They can watch the girls

While they are …ing

.

Scooters on the sidewalks

Cops just can’t stop it

.

Every day all over the country

It’s just like Vietnam

Don’t give a stuff about

the humble pedestrian

.

Only care about themselves

Just a thousand reflections

of their own sweet selves, selves, selves

 

Scooters on the sidewalks

Scooters on the sidewalks

Scooters on the sidewalks

 

Tossing out pamphlets

Of girls sitting on glass tables

Doing things for ajeossi

 

Ajeossi laps it up

And says it’s fun

Gets on the table

Drops his daks

And waves his bum

.

 

Scooter man on the sidewalk, admiring his reflection, in his wing mirror, scooter man …

Posted by Errol, filed under Battle Report, Crime, finger chopping wacky, Funny, Law, Music, Technology. Date: October 2, 2012, 4:36 am | No Comments »

The Olds’ Days of blatant copying, which worked in manufacturing, based on a culture of bullying of Youngers, exemplified by the slave-master mentality of the Yusin Constitution, are GAME OVER.

Who best to take Korea into those shining uplands of future prosperity than the Professor of Innovation and Convergent Technologies: The next President of Korea.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/samsung-apple-reactions/?gwh=111618B75B5D0530CA3730BFEF87C3B2

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Posted by Errol, filed under Battle Report, Economics, Science, Technology, Verus Historia. Date: August 25, 2012, 4:57 pm | No Comments »

Quotes from an editorial in the Joongang Ilbo

“It’s no longer a surprise to come across one or two mind-boggling stories in the morning papers these days. One should be getting used to dramatic episodes in a rapidly changing urban society like Korea. But news of criminal violence have become too grotesque and brutal to accept them merely as fallout from social evolution.

A woman who pleaded for her life over the emergency call she made to the police was discovered dismembered the next day in Suwon. Another bizarre story arrives before we can recover from the last one.

An entertainment management agency CEO habitually raped teenagers who came to his office with dreams of one day becoming stars. He invited boy idol group members to join in on the assaults.

The entertainment industry is in hot water after the scandalous spotlight on the agency CEO’s hideous acts. Three years ago, it received similar criticism after actress Jang Ja-yeon committed suicide upon leaving a note disclosing her plight of being forced to have sex with media executives and business bigwigs. The industry then vowed to clean up its act and shake the scandalous image. But the industry’s abuse and exploitation of the underage obviously did not stop.

Furthermore, there seems to be more concern over a tainted image that could damage the overseas popularity of Korean entertainers from the scandal than the damage to the victims and potential danger to the youth in similar conditions.

Our society’s ignorance, indifference and desensitization of violence have gone too far. Instead of being outraged by violence, people seem more interested in the outlandish antics of broadcasters of these stories.

Fans of a podcast host (who failed in his bid for a seat in the recent legislative election) whooped and hollered for him in downtown Seoul, as if he were a legend of the ssireum ring, even as he uttered sexually disparaging remarks against the former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.”

Joongang Ilbo Editorial by Yang Sun-hee, April 28, 2012

Posted by Errol, filed under Battle Report, Crime, finger chopping wacky. Date: April 30, 2012, 3:07 am | No Comments »

조선녀

Professor Park Young-ja of the Ewha Institute of Unification Studies stated that her interviews with recent North Korean defectors revealed a preference for younger husbands, so that the woman can; “take the leadership position in the spousal and familial relationship”.

Joongang Ilbo, November 30, 2011

Posted by Errol, filed under Battle Report, K-girls. Date: November 30, 2011, 1:08 am | No Comments »

Dead set. This is a (translated) quote from Kim Young-chul, a researcher at the KDI:

“As long as women adhere to the traditional attitude that their husbands must be better off than they are in all areas, it will be difficult for them to find anyone to marry.”

Which areas?

1. Financial
2. Educational
3. Fidelity
4. Manners
5. Appearance

장동건-고소영 결혼식

장동건-고소영 결혼식

Not everyone is going to be as fortunate as Go So-young.

심은아와 누구세요?

심은아와 누구세요?

Posted by Errol, filed under Battle Report, K-girls. Date: November 23, 2011, 7:00 am | No Comments »

Lee Chong-sik, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania was interviewed by The Joongang Ilbo about his views on Stalin’s role in instigating the Korean War.

Here’s the cutdown version.

In Manchuria, the Chinese Communist Party engaged in a fierce civil war with Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist Party. By August 1945, Stalin had decided that the Communists could not win. As such, he encouraged them to stop fighting while he sought ways of forming a secret alliance with the Kuomintang.

But this all changed after the London Conference, when Soviet-U.S. ties switched from a framework of cooperation to confrontation. Stalin even ordered China’s 300,000 Communist Party soldiers to be dispatched to Manchuria. This led to intense fighting between the Communist Party troops backed by the Soviets, and the Nationalist Party troops backed by the United States.

In the beginning, the nationalists lost ground, but they managed to turn the tide by mobilizing more soldiers. The Communist Party troops retreated to the region now known as North Korea in May 1946.

North Korea was [then] turned into a rear base for the Chinese Communist Party from May 1946 at the order of Stalin, and the North became involved in China’s internal war. Just as Manchuria was off-limits to U.S. forces during the Korean War, North Korea, between May 1946 and 1948, was a sort of a holy place that could not be trespassed on by the national party.

The Communist troops were reorganized in the North and trained by Soviet forces. Due to Stalin’s desire to use the region as a rear base for China’s Communist Party, the division of the Korean Peninsula seems to have been inevitable.

Chinese Civil War: Sept-Nov 1948. History Department of the United States Military Academy

Chinese Civil War: Sept-Nov 1948. US Military Academy History Department

Posted by Errol, filed under Battle Report, Verus Historia. Date: November 19, 2011, 4:18 am | No Comments »

김현주 교수는 위선자입니까?

김현주 교수는 위선자입니까?

Behind the placard in the photo is a 28-year-old woman protesting in front of a private university in Seoul, carrying her new-born baby in her arms, the sign says: “I became pregnant following my engagement. But my fiance’s mother broke us up when I was six months into the pregnancy. She then tried to force me to have an abortion right up until my eighth month.”

The professor refuted the accusation saying she had never tried to force the young woman to have an abortion although she admitted she repeatedly ordered her son to break up with her.

He docilely complied.

The Korea Times, 11-04-2011

Posted by Errol, filed under Battle Report. Date: November 5, 2011, 6:43 am | No Comments »

심형래

심형래

Fraudster/conman/scam artist Shim Hyung-rae banned from leaving the ROK after being busted for embezzling USD 3.7 million.

And so it came to pass, justice was served in Korea … south of the 38th Parallel at least.

The Korea Herald, 2011-10-31

Posted by Errol, filed under Battle Report, Crime, diplomacy, finger chopping wacky, Funny, Law, Scams. Date: October 31, 2011, 8:33 am | No Comments »

Lee Yoon-chai, the 77-year-old founder and CEO of Pigeon Corporation (fabric softener) has evaded an arrest warrant from Gangnam District Police, by admitting himself to Seoul National University Hospital Thursday for treatment of cerebral arteriosclerosis*.

Lee is suspected of hiring three gangsters in their 30s from Gwangju to allegedly beat up a former Pigeon executive, Lee Eun-wook.

Lee Eun-wook said he was fired after he had criticized the founder’s family’s use of company money as their own.

Le Joongang Ilbo, Oct 04, 2011

* Thickened arteries in the head.

Posted by Errol, filed under Battle Report, Crime, Law, Scams. Date: October 4, 2011, 6:38 am | No Comments »

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