Duc, sequere, aut de via decede!

KAIST Boss tired of Korean professors’ sense of entitlement

June 27th, 2012 . by Errol

I’m trying to change such culture,” Suh Nam-pyo (Boss of KAIST) said. “My predecessor Robert Laughlin had to quit early amid a struggle with disgruntled professors. Such an unfortunate thing should not happen again.”

The Korea Times, June 27, 2012

The weltschmertz of it all.

87% of Korean divorcés are deadbeat dads

June 5th, 2012 . by Errol

“Another problem is the lax control on divorcés, as records show that 87 percent of divorced fathers do not fulfil their childcare payment duties to their former wives who raise their biological children’’, said a researcher from the state-run Korea Development Institute (KDI).

Korea Times 3 June 2012

This also explains the altruism of Korean women who delay divorce, until their kids have finished school, enduring a deadbeat husband to prevent their kids from having a deadbeat dad.

“Nothing is more important for the happy life of elderly couples than settling ill feelings which have weighed on wives for a long time. Husbands should recognize wives’ pent-up grudges, remove their deep-rooted self-righteousness and embrace spouses so that they could live together happily until death parts them,” said Park So-hyun of the Korea Legal Aid Center for Family Relations.

Chun Sung-woo, The Korea Herald 28 May 2012

“Domestic violence is also often caused by alcohol,” claims the Chosun Ilbo.

The Chosun Ilbo 9 June 2012

When everyone knows the root cause in Korea is misogyny.

The drinking to excuse wife bashing is a technique to evade prosecution in Korea. Specifically, “Clause 10 of the present criminal law states that those who lack legal capacity due to mental disorder are to be given a commuted sentence and is largely applied to sexual violence cases committed while intoxicated.”

“Defending lawyers in physical or sexual violence cases often advise their clients to claim to have unclear recollections of the crime due to alcohol, according to a court official.”

The Korea Herald 30 March 2010

Note that last article was in 2010. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.