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What no one tells you about living in Korea (racism, r*pe culture, dating)

Sienna Hong2021-03-07
Korea#Living korea#K drama#Kpop#Korean girl#Life vlog#Date culture#Korean dating#Racism#Vlog
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The video addresses racism faced by people of color in Korea, emphasizing the need for education on racism and colorism. It also discusses the prevalence of sexual assault culture in Korea's nightlife and the importance of self-awareness. The speaker shares personal experiences of being targeted and pressured, highlighting the need to set boundaries and prioritize safety. Additionally, the video touches on body shaming and extreme dieting practices in Korea, promoting body positivity. The message encourages resilience, standing up against injustice, and support for those facing challenges in a foreign country. The speaker invites engagement and hints at future content.

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Racism and Colorism in Korea.
White individuals may face minimal racism while people of color, including Southeast Asians, encounter rude comments and underlying racism.
Education on racism and colorism is lacking in Korean schools, highlighting the need for awareness and discussion.
The rapid globalization of Korean culture has attracted tourists and consumers, but the country faces challenges in managing the influx of people.
Discussion on racism in Korea and cultural appreciation.
Emphasis on learning basic Korean etiquette without stressing over it.
Importance of showing respect in business environments.
Caution on prevalent sexual assault culture in Korea's night scene.
Highlighting the need for self-awareness and caution in Korea's nightlife.
Contrasting cultural differences in social interactions between Korea and Canada.
Lack of personal safety and respect experienced by foreigners in Korea.
Locals in Korea targeting foreigners to fulfill stereotypes of Western culture.
Importance of being cautious and selective about social outings in Korea, especially for foreigners.
Contrasting societal attitudes towards sexuality and personal boundaries in Canada and Korea.
Warning against predatory behavior and lack of bystander intervention in late-night abductions.
Emphasizing the prevalence of drugging and secret cameras in public places as tools for predators.
Discussing the party culture in Korea and the risks women face from predatory men in the early hours of the morning.
Urging awareness and caution in such environments to prevent incidents of harassment and assault.
Importance of Awareness and Caution in Dealing with Offers from Streamers.
Speaker shares experiences of being approached by streamers offering money to be on their platforms, highlighting the dangers of naive decisions.
Pressure to seize every opportunity when young can lead to uncomfortable interactions and being pressured into situations.
It is important to speak out against exploitation and inappropriate behavior, especially within the industry and streaming platforms.
Setting boundaries and prioritizing safety is crucial in navigating potentially risky situations.
Discussion on body shaming and pressure to be skinny in Korea.
Highlighting the normalization of extreme dieting practices and societal focus on thinness.
Sharing personal experiences with body image issues and societal expectation to fit into small-sized clothes.
Emphasizing the importance of addressing these issues and promoting body positivity.
Clarifying the intention to shed light on harmful beauty standards and encourage self-acceptance.
Cultural dynamics in Korea and the importance of nunchi and mindfulness towards others.
Fear of judgement related to coronavirus and the slow pace of cultural change.
Encouragement to speak up against injustice and raise awareness.
Recognition of racism and the importance of resilience in facing challenges in a foreign country.
Overall message of support and solidarity for those experiencing difficulties or unmet expectations in Korea.
The speaker encourages engagement through direct messages on Instagram or comments.
They express a love for connecting with people, sharing experiences, and answering questions.
The speaker apologizes for speaking quickly due to the amount of information covered and suggests a follow-up video.
Viewers are encouraged to like, subscribe, and stay tuned for future content.