• http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    Can I just say I love these segments? It’s so comforting to hear news about progression in the world. :)

  • animasaurus

    K.Will’s video is beautiful.

  • Black_Plague

    ” number of foreign women come to South Korea because of their less favorable economic background or through a mail-order bride service, but they’re not always very aware of their rights and may face abuses in their marriage. The two top reasons Korean men opted for to justify their choice of a foreign wife instead of a local one was that they’re less demanding when it comes to social and academic background and because they feel they will be submissive.”

    This is one of the reasons why I get second-hand embarrassment as a Korean. The very concept of mail-order bride service disgusts me and probably will as long as I live. It’s like they’re degrading marriage itself as a whole and treating it like some sort of way to make themselves feel more secure and kings of their own little world.  

    Social and academic background? One of my dad’s former friends even abandoned his first wife and kids for a Vietnamese woman 20 years younger than himself for the second reason - suffice to say, everyone in his circle refused to see him ever again.

    • tinkypinky4

      preech

    • http://twitter.com/SrilathaR Srilatha Rajamani

      The tendency for middle-aged men to act like asinine dicks is not just limited to Korean men – it is a behavior that spans countries and cultures.. a real Confederacy of the Dunces, IMO.

  • http://twitter.com/lydialydiakim Lydia Kim

    Seoulbeats is a lot more intelligent than those other frivolous gossip columns for sure. 

  • Paloma

    Maria, your “The good sans the bad and the ugly” articles are as good as your featured image choices :)

  • Cerovill_e

    PREACH THIS. 

  • http://dvqd92.tumblr.com/ Elizabeth

    love reading the good sans the bad and the ugly articles Maria and I love sociocultural (society & culture) as its my number one favourite in Seoulbeats.

  • http://dvqd92.tumblr.com/ Elizabeth

    love reading the good sans the bad and the ugly articles Maria and I love sociocultural (society & culture) as its my number one favourite in Seoulbeats.

  • http://dvqd92.tumblr.com/ Elizabeth

    love reading the good sans the bad and the ugly articles Maria and I love sociocultural (society & culture) as its my number one favourite in Seoulbeats.