The exquisite pain of Korean victimhood

Here is a short list of ways in which Korea’s obsession with victimhood manifests itself

  • In daytime dramas which center around a woman with a dopey victim-y hairstyle being cruelly mistreated and suffering through it passively (문희, 금순이).
  • In historical films in which the main characters are helpless victims of historical circumstances passively tossed about by the viscissitudes of the time.
  • In hysterical news reports about foreign English teachers come to Korea to have sex with Korean women.
  • In hysterical news reports about foreign investors carting off steamer trunks full of money while leaving nothing behind for the Koreans.
  • In Korean American antisemitism.
  • In hysterical news reports about foreign companies (Mercedes, Starbucks) selling their products at high prices in Korea.

Feel free to add your own.

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~ by Joshing on August 7, 2007.

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