태은 (jetaime_pyon) wrote in omonatheydidnt,
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Koreans vs. Foreigners, as explained by your average Korean guy.

By Choi Shi-yong

We can see numerous foreigners from English speaking countries around the country that have come to Korea to teach English. Living in a foreign country is so challenging and they may confront unexpected difficulties caused by cultural differences. However, I have met so many devoted foreigners who are willing to teach Korean students English with enthusiasm and kindness. They also hope to learn Korean culture and the Korean language, which is laudable and respectful.

As I have made a remarkable friendship with many foreigners through a variety of activities over the past three years, I noticed some differences between Koreans and foreigners that have resulted in a “culture shock."

Western women think that they are equal to men.Collapse )

Source: The Korea Times

Imo the writer is not so much being insensitive or derogatory as he is purely naïve.. a lot of Koreans think in this way. But still not sure I cared for him clumping "Western culture" into one big thing, as every country can be quite different.. Assuming he meant people from the US, Canada, Australia, etc. as he did say "English teachers." Nevertheless his deductions made me lol.
Tags: lolz, wtf
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