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Is it possible for someone to have this much bad luck (or lack of judgement)?

March 3rd, 2006 . by Matt

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12 boys being booked for raping 5 girls back in 2004

Here is a story that is simply difficult to believe. In a story called “Sexual Assaults Haunt Nation“, the Korea times reports about a girl that was raped or sexually assaulted several times by different, unconnected men, while trying to deal with an initial rape.

Recently, a 16-year-old girl, identified as Song, was sexually assaulted by a 25-year-old man whom Song became acquainted with in a computer chat room.

Worried about pregnancy, Song visited a pharmacy to buy morning-after-pills, but an employee at the pharmacy took Song to the dispensary, saying he would tell her how to use the pills, and sexually harassed the girl.

Song told the story to a 25-year-old man through computer chatting. The man took Song to a bar saying he would give counseling, but raped Song after getting her drunk.

She took a cab to report the man to the police. The taxi driver, who consoled her and asked the reason for going to the police station, sexually assaulted the girl again in a parking lot.

The article goes on to say that –

Many sex offenders claim they were drunk at the time of assault, and that the harassment was a mistake that could be forgiven, she said.

I have no particular comment on it. I just find the whole story bizarre.


8 Responses to “Is it possible for someone to have this much bad luck (or lack of judgement)?”

  1. comment number 1 by: Malaclypse

    I wish I could say I found this story far-fetched, but unfortunately I don’t.

    When a woman has been sexually abused once, particularly during childhood, the chances of it happening again are more likely than you’d care to know.

    This is something that’s claimed by various studies but unfortunately I have seen this verified among my friends and acquantances over time.

    Just like gays have “gaydar,” men who tend towards sexual assault have a sort of “sixth sense” for identifying victims- the telltale signs that women who have been victims tend to exhibit.

    Furthermore with women who have been vitims of sexual abuse as children it can often be the case that when they don’t consent (or are come onto really aggressively and physically all of a sudden and aren’t sure if they consent, etc.) rather than simply saying “No” or something else overt like most women would do, they can tend to simply freeze up and do/say nothing…. this is common when the abuse happened as a child because it’s a learned response from a time when they didn’t have the power or ability to fight back.

    This is why sometimes a guy will say (and believe) that she consented and the girl will say she didn’t- and you often find in these cases the girl a history of being a victim of sexual abuse.

    The whole situation is pretty fucked up, ambiguous, and ugly, any way you look at it.

  2. comment number 2 by: Errol

    Many Korean teenagers (female and male) are incredibly ignorant about the mechanics and emotions of sex. The part about the morning after pill is an indication that she has nil third base experience. It’s a good chance she’s mentally retarded. Sexual education in Korea is limited to … write your own ending.

    For some reason, when girls are inebriated or stupid, some males bestow on themselves the status of a citizen of Rome from time to time. That’s not an excuse, it’s just the way it is. It has nothing to do with right or wrong, it’s only about what is penetrable. The penetrability in itself becomes the impetus. The girl, sprawled and drooling, is not really part of the equation. There’s nothing attractive about a drunken and nearly comatose woman or a stupid girl. She doesn’t want you, she’s not engaged, she can‘t respond. She’s a void, really.

    She represents, a very primal thing: the urge to prove rank. The trouble with cases like this is that the crime of rape, and it is a crime, never addresses what it is to grow up male in some societies. Rape, in the mind of some males, is not a crime of violence, but validation.

  3. comment number 3 by: YoshoMasaki

    I just find the whole story bizarre.

    And probably the stuff of Korean urban legend.

  4. comment number 4 by: bishamon

    This 16 years-old Korean girl is raped, and went to the drug store for an after-sex pill and raped by the store owner, and then called a taxi for on the way to Police Station and raped by the cab driver… I’ve never heard such an awful story. Korean men are monsters.

    http://www.donga.com/fbin/output?f=c__&n=200603030158

  5. comment number 5 by: SDLovah

    “Korean men are monsters”

    Oh, really? How many do you know? That would be the quintessence of steretype right there.

  6. comment number 6 by: KidfromOhio

    bishoman…..are your culture’s men just rape free, harassment free and womanizing free – v.33.001 perfect men?

  7. comment number 7 by: pekau

    My comment about this article ?

    Mein Gott in himmel

    Shame upon those who destroy Korea’s pride. Our nation is in serious trouble, in terms of sociality, economics, and… I can’t even picture the list.

    By the way, I am Korean. Naturally, I fight for the little pride and unique culture that Korea has. But don’t get me wrong… I am not biased. Currently, I am debating in Racial Industerial Complex. I am a student who happens to have passion on mankind’s history. I am trying to give the facts and reason why some Korean attitudes could be justified, and many attitudes that are beyond the boundary of justice…

    As some may have noticed, my English is horrible. Please try to understand that I studied English for only about 2 years. Thanks, and try not to believe anything that you cannopt reason properly.

  8. comment number 8 by: kimdwan

    why is this story so special. i bet there are dozens of rapes every day in america. is this just to villify korea by cherrypicking certain stories? get a life and go home.