Extra! Korea

May 17, 2009

Unfortunately, I was right about the intern teachers

Filed under: crime, drinking, education, gender equality, idiots — extrakorea @ 4:30 am

Korea Beat has an update on something I posted about before, and unfortunately, I was right about two things.

1. The teachers groped the students’ buttocks, and not their hips, as the Korea Times had mistranslated.

2. The teachers who committed this sexual harassment are going to get a light slap on the wrist.

The high school has said that though the teachers will continue in their positions, their wrongful actions make punishment unavoidable. The case came to light on the 27th of last month, but eventually a punishment committee will be convened and the case dealt with, the school said.

In other countries, these so-called “teachers” would be fired, lose their teaching licenses, be permanently blacklisted from teaching, and possibly face jail time.


  1. I’m enjoying your blog; I think I found my way here via Brian in Jeollanam.

    I wouldn’t blame the Times (more than normal, anyway) for the ‘hips’/’buttocks’ mix up. Most Koreans will use ‘hip’ as in (and this is the first time I heard the expression), “I was sick so I went to the doctor and got a needle in my hip”. Ouch!

    Comment by kwandongbrian — May 17, 2009 @ 6:01 am

  2. Wonderful, the more info on these disgraces to their profession the better.
    Need public pressure to break the cover ups and lack of action.

    Comment by B.B. — May 17, 2009 @ 8:21 am

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