Tag Archives: South Korea

Miss A – Bad Girl, Good Girl

I seem to be undergoing a (probably fleeting) fascination with Korean pop music, although two of these girls are actually from China.

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Torture By Girl Group

South Korea has ended its six year suspension of state-sponsored propaganda by broadcasting the below pop song across the North Korean border. Before airing a rebuke from South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, the broadcast features K-pop girl group 4minute singing their song “HuH (Hit Your Heart).” The song was specifically chosen to irk the repressive regime with its liberating lyrics: …

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S. Korea Gives Asylum To Gay Pakistani

A South Korean court has granted political asylum to a gay Pakistani man who says he faces persecution at home. The individual had petitioned the government for refugee status in February of last year. The Justice Ministry rejected his application four months later, however, saying his petition did not meet the criteria of a “well-founded fear of being persecuted” as …

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It’s Only Rape If She’s A Real Woman

In what is somehow being hailed as a landmark case, a South Korean court has convicted a man for raping a transsexual woman, but apparently only because it was proven that the woman had been having regular vaginal sex with her longtime partner, therefore making her a “real” woman capable of being raped. The Busan District Court yesterday convicted a …

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Hillary’s First Test

Secretary of State Clinton is about to visit South Korea. Just hours ahead of her arrival, North Korea has declared that they are “fully ready for war.” North Korea stepped up its war rhetoric Thursday, saying its troops are “fully ready” for war with South Korea, just hours before a visit to Seoul by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham …

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