Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beautiful Helpers!

One aspect of life on the streets of Korea that the neophyte may find unusual or even unsettling is the frequent presence of beautiful helpers.

It would be unusual to see scantily clad nubile young women gyrating to upbeat dance music played at 10000 decibels while extolling the virtues of Kim's Sock Emporium or Lee's English Palace on the streets of most countries, and the more prudish may infer this to be a gross objectification of women.

What these naysayers don't understand is how this display merely highlights the warm and welcoming nature of the Korean people.

Koreans hold that social harmony trumps any concern, whether it be logic, propriety or justice.  The presence of beautiful helpers is a means to expedite happy feelings and social bonding.  Their presence is also to welcome waegs and to let the world know just how happy, egalitarian and free Koreans are as a people. 

So before you poo poo this sight, or think they only serve the role of eye candy, consider the role they really serve in maintaining the cohesiveness of Korean society as a whole, and advertising just how welcome waegs are in Korean society.

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