Why Do Men in Korea Think I’m a Prostitute?

Street in Gwangju-si

These streets were made for walking…

“Are you Russian?”

I am waiting for the light to change while walking to my job as an elementary school English teacher when a young Korean man rolls down his window and yells this seemingly innocuous question. Immediately I am furious.

I’ve been told before that sometimes men in Korea will ask white women if they are Russian, which is an informal way of asking if they are a prostitute because there are so many Eastern European women in the sex industry here. But I’m in a smallish town, I’m dressed professionally, and I’m carrying my lunch. I really don’t think my appearance screams “prostitute!” But maybe I’m wrong…I mean, even prostitutes need to eat lunch. I glare at the man, and walk away, brushing off the incident as a one-time insult by an ignorant man.

A few months later, I am waiting at a bus station while Matt is in the bathroom. As I sit there playing with my phone, a middle Eastern man approaches me and asks me “Are you Russian?”

This time I just look at him and say “No.” I try to ignore him and go back to my phone, but he asks 2 or 3 more times. I repeat “no,” saying it in both English and Korean. I think he’s finally gotten the point, because then he walks away.

However, less than a minute later he returns with a friend and they eagerly asked me again “Are you Russian?” I say no again, and they switch tactics. “Are you Ukrainian?”

Getting frustrated I finally say “No! I’m American.”

“Oh, American.” They look disappointed. And then they walk away, which further proves my theory that they were not just interested in discussing my nationality. I was currently wearing a sweatshirt and sneakers, hadn’t showered that day (which I know is unbelievably sexy), plus I always wear my wedding ring, and yet somehow I was giving off the prostitute vibe. I’m not sure whether to be flattered or offended…

Why do men in Korea think I'm a prostitute?

Do I look like a prostitute?

Have you ever been mistaken as a lady of the night or propositioned while traveling? I got the idea to write about this because of this post by a fellow traveler, so I know I’m not the only one. Right? Right? Guys, is this thing on?

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70 Responses to “Why Do Men in Korea Think I’m a Prostitute?”

  1. The Adventures of Twins May 7, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Can’t say that’s ever happened to me but I can imagine how embarrassing and frustrating it must’ve been. Has anyone approached you while you were with Matt? I can’t imagine how women travel alone..I’d be so frightened. -Jo

    • andreasherrodd May 7, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      Both times I was alone…but honestly, I didn’t feel unsafe either time, just annoyed. Both times were fully out in public, where there were lot’s of bystanders. I just laughed it off as a crazy quirk of Korea…but Matt was pissed, especially the second time!

  2. Your Old Man and Mama May 7, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Yikes! You didn’t tell us this story!!!

    • andreasherrodd May 7, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

      It’s actually super common here…almost every white woman has a similar story. But it’s less scary than it sounds, it was just irritating mostly 🙂 Just people being ignorant!

  3. Madeleine Nelsen May 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Hi Andrea! This post cracked me up because a very similar thing happened to me once in Long Beach, CA. I was walking down the street on my way to teach English to Cambodian refugees (dressed very conservatively!) and a grandpa in a pickup truck pulled alongside and asked me if I wanted to go for a ride. At first I thought he was just being nice, but then he said “I have fifty dollars!” Oh my gosh it makes me laugh now but at the time I thought “You think you can get *this* for fifty bucks, old man?” (Also, this happened 900 years ago, when $50 was worth more than it is now. Ahem.)

    • andreasherrodd May 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

      Glad to know it’s not just men in Korea…I guess glad isn’t really the right word though, as much as I laugh and make jokes, it really does irritate me that men make those assumptions! Also, you should have told him to tack on another zero and you’d think about it and see what kind of reaction he had then! 🙂

  4. Rachel May 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Hasn’t happened yet for me, though I’ve been sort of braced for it. Some of my friends have had this unfortunate experience. I hear they pick on blondes most.

    • andreasherrodd May 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

      Yah, my co-teachers said the fact that I’m tall probably doesn’t help since a lot of Korean people think of Russian girls as tall and fair haired.

  5. Jeff May 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Nice hoodie. I hear that it’s the height of comfort.

  6. francyrosa May 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    Luckily it hasn’t never happened to me as I would be very frustrated. I can not understand why we can not walking peacefully without being annoyed by men.

    • andreasherrodd May 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      Yah that was probably the most annoying part…I should be able to take a walk or sit at a bus stop without being bothered by a creepy man!!!

  7. francyrosa May 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Luckily I’ve never experienced something like that and can imagine how frustrated you shouls have been. I really donìt know why girls have to bear such annoying things!

  8. Alex May 8, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    I am mistaken for a lady of the night regularly. My best tactic is to just repeat the question and keep walking,or just keep saying “What?” like you can’t hear them.

    • andreasherrodd May 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

      Haha I bet you do get that a lot on the hill…:)

  9. Jillian May 8, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Story of my life. Glad you could get a taste of the struggles of my life.

    • andreasherrodd May 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      HAHA! I’m actually surprised this doesn’t happen to you all the time, given all the weirdness you’ve experience on public transit and/or just walking around.

  10. Annette May 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    This has not happened to me…yet! But, at least now I will be better prepared thanks to this post 🙂

    • andreasherrodd May 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

      Yah, I’ve heard it’s pretty common. It’s pretty ridiculous though to assume all white girls are prostitutes, I wish I knew some more Korean so I could tell those men off!

  11. Fidel May 11, 2012 at 1:57 am #

    I’ve only heard of this happening to my Filipino friends when they travel abroad but I can see why this would happen to you in Asia. There are a lot of Eastern Europeans flocking to Asia and I suppose many of them may be involved in the sex industry and criminal underworld. My advice, tell them you are US military and I bet they quickly run away, lol.

    • andreasherrodd May 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

      Haha, that’s a good idea! I’ve also heard if I tell them in Korean I’m a school teacher they will probably leave me alone (because that is a respected position), but I can’t ever remember how to say it…

  12. mikey June 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    lets just say you look like you know how to work it 🙂

    • Andrea June 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

      Haha, I’m pretty sure that is NOT a compliment!

  13. Erin August 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    OMG I have had this happen numerous times. A man tried to kidnap me in a sculpture park and I forcibly removed myself and tried to wander off in the crowd and this dude followed me for ages. Then there was the time I was hiking a mountain and on the way home this guy runs up behind me and says he’s been following me for half an hour trying to catch up with me since he saw me climbing down the mountain. Why did he follow me? To ask me where I was from. I assured him I am an English teacher from Australia and he still asked me to go back to his place with him. FFS. And then all the subway incidences which are super humiliating cos then the whole train carriage thinks you’re a slut. Urgh. Next time it happens I’m gonna kick him in the nuts.

    • Andrea August 27, 2012 at 10:34 am #

      How scary! Your situations definitely sound worse than mine. It’s such an odd assumption, that just cause we’re white females we MUST be prostitutes…

  14. Tegan October 5, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    I took a trip to China with my school while I was a junior in college. A couple of friends and I had stopped at a mom and pop restaurent for dinner. I was completely covered, head to toe. Anyway, there was a group of 6 or 7 drunk middle aged Chinese men in a corner that kept trying to get my attention, but I ignored them. Finally towards the end of dinner, while my friends and I were talking, one of the men got up and put a piece of paper down on the table. It had 65 yuan written on it. Which made it immediately clear to me what they thought I was. So I started saying the only Chinese word that I knew, which luckily meant no. The guys all cracked up laughing at me. One of my friends, who could speak Chinese, put the paper back on their table and told them “I think you dropped this” in Chinese when we left. Later on, I figured out that with the exchange rate, they’d basically offered less than 10 bucks for me.

    • Andrea October 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      That is insane! I would have been so offended, on so many levels! At times like that it’s nice to have a native speaker around, at least your friend could express some of your displeasure with them! I often wish I knew how to chew people out in Korean… 🙂

  15. Aren October 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    R u Russian 🙂 ????

  16. allen December 16, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    As a korean, I’m sorry on behalf of rude people in Korea.
    Korea is not a bad, rude country… I hope you do not have a bad impression about Korea 🙂
    I guess it is because many Russian women come to korea as a prostitute or strip dancers.
    Even if that is the case, the people you had encountered were very rude and once again I would like to apologize.

    • Andrea December 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

      Thanks for your sweet words, but you do not need to apologize! We met lots of people in our year in Korea, and most everyone was very nice. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  17. Jessica December 31, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    I lived in suwon for two years and was asked that question several times. A taxi driver asked me where I was from once, his English was poor and he didn’t seem to understand me. So he proceeded to ask me how much. I thought he was talking about cab fare! So I angrily told him “meter”. He kept asking and then asked about my work. Ohhhh, English teacher, American. He was very annoyed and I was just bewildered as I realised what he was asking about!

    • Andrea January 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

      So infuriating! I would have gotten out of the cab!

  18. drex December 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Prostitutes are usually nasty-looking. You’d be an extremely high-quality prostitute. 🙂

    • Andrea January 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

      Thanks…I think? Haha!

  19. Min January 24, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    Well, if you think about it a little….
    Usually people from poor country emigrates to rich country not the other way around. (usuualy, white dominant countries are richer than asian country)
    poor country have low education rate.
    prostitution doesn’t require skill, degree or licence; All it requires is looks.
    prostitution pays a lot
    prostitution is considered as dirty job; only ones who are desperate for money will do it.

    I am from South Korea. So, I know how bad it is there hahaha 🙁 I feel bad for you.
    By the way you look cute and innocent 🙂

    • Andrea January 24, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

      Thank you for the compliment! I think part of it is because there aren’t as many tourists in South Korea as in other Asian countries, so maybe some people (especially in rural areas) are less likely to see white women unless they are prostitutes. I understand it, but it still made me angry!

  20. John Fisher January 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    I don’t know about so many Russian women being in the sex trade? I think the percentage of Russian women in the sex trade is not much different than in any other country. Most of the women I met in Russia were highly educated and mostly held skilled jobs. Anyway, you definitely don’t look like any prostitute I’ve ever seen, but then again, I have only seen them out of a bus window on 42nd st in NYC.

  21. Julia February 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    im german/russian , and it hurts a lot !! because most of the russians arn’t prostitutes. the major of parents are very strict with their children,and they are well educated . i just don’t undertand it. Just because of some stupid women , all russians are pictured as prostitutes 🙁 it realy realy hurts

    • Andrea February 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      Yah, stereotypes can be pretty nasty. I think most people know that this is not the case (my co-teachers were horrified when they heard about my experiences), but there are always going to be ignorant people in every society.

  22. Joe March 9, 2013 at 4:23 am #

    Yeah, but are you Russian??

  23. Jonathan April 17, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    Hey, this is mostly hearsay but i’ve heard that the “are you Russian?” question is far more common in the south of SK. Busan and the surrounds are supposed to have quite a large Russian and Eastern European “Mafia” presence and that could explain why so many old Korean men think of tall blonde foreigners as “ladies of the night”. Now i live in Cheonan and haven’t heard anyone complain about it but it happened to a friend of mine when i lived in Andong, which is about level with Deagu.
    I had the opposite experience myself: while stumbling home after an enjoyable evening in Andong (very country, very conservative) i was listening to music and two women on a street corner asked me something. I removed my headphones and started to explain in Korean that i couldn’t speak korean well when i realised they were offering me a GOOD TIME for 50,000 ($50). They must have been in their fifties or sixties! a very embarrassed me thanked them (in polite form!) and declined and continued on my way with them shouting “why not?! why not?!”. I was kinda in shock at the time because i had assumed they wanted directions or something, kind little old ladies in Korea don’t throw themselves at you on street corners! Anyway, by the time i had got home it was just another crazy story to add to the collection ^^

    • Andrea April 17, 2013 at 11:16 am #

      That is a crazy story! I would have been so shocked! I have also heard that Busan is much more of a prostitution hub, and some friends of mine said they stumbled into a neighborhood where there were clearly a lot of European prostitutes. So I guess it would make more sense if I was asked that in Busan, not in my small town near Seoul!

  24. Joyce June 2, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    Yes this has happened to me. I was actually with my Korean fiancé too. They kept asking him if I was Russian. I am in my late 40’s also and wearing casual but not revealing clothing at all. I am an older woman and dress like an older woman. So, I don’t know where they got this impression. I was very irritated and embarrassed my it.
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    • Andrea June 3, 2014 at 10:45 am #

      I’m sorry you had that experience! It’s hard not to take it personally.

  25. LadyinRed July 8, 2014 at 2:47 am #

    I am have never been overseas but this happens to me all the time. I came across this site while googling help for avoiding how to be seen as a prositute. It has left a very bad taste in my mouth.

    • Andrea July 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

      Yikes! Not fun!

  26. mrkorea August 1, 2014 at 4:37 am #

    i’m south korean young man. so i’m sorry about the bad experience. well it is similar to this question for me “are you north korean?” haha:) by the way when i was middle school student, white beard canadian man of 130kg was my native english teacher. so i really envy your students! lol

  27. gourav kumar August 20, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Korean people has no mind to speaj..you are looking vary cute and innocent…who said u looking like a prost????

  28. Lindsey September 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    I’ve lived in Korea a little over a year now and its happened to me about 7 or 8 times.

    • Andrea September 16, 2014 at 9:32 am #

      Yikes! Do you live in Seoul? I’m curious if this kind of thing is more common in small towns, or big cities?

  29. Kun Yoon February 28, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    I’ve been living in the U.S. for 11 yrs now and I’ve heard stuff like that happened from my friends who has traveled to Korea. I tell them why Korean men (especially men in 40’s or order) ask blonde foreigners whether they are prostitutes.
    In 1980s, when Soviet’s economy started to collapse (in addition to the Cold War), many Russian women came to Korea to earn money (Korea’s economy was improving very fast in 80s and forth. They call this “한강의 기적” or “The Miracle of the Han river”). When young Russians came to South Korea, they worked at clubs/bars/etc and you get the idea.

    People who were in their teens/20s/30s are now in their 40s/50s/60s. This should explain why they are asking you whether you are a prostitute. I’m sure the industry is still ongoing and hard to get rid of, and those worthless Korean men are still living 80s in their mind. Globalization and accepting different cultures are not at their interest, and they only desire what they used to have: Russian prostitutes. As a Korean guy (’91), I think of them as trash and absolutely show no respect for them whatsoever. I can’t even imagine what will happen to those guys if I ever witness that when I visit Korea this summer.

    Like you said, just brush it off if you ever encounter stuff like this again in future and don’t mind them. Just don’t get into fight; I’m sure you know by now that police can’t do much if the man says he thought you were a prostitute because of you are a blonde… Police in Korea are powerless. *sigh

    I just wish a safe trip to anyone who might be thinking of going to Korea!

    • Andrea March 3, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      Thanks for reading! I agree, I think it’s best to brush it off. No reason to get worked up — just ignore them and walk away!

  30. Korean guy May 21, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    Hi there. I am Korean. I enjoyed your journal. First of all I have never heard Russian represents prostitute.
    I want say image of Russia is like country of beauty(Ucr is as well) It is kinds of stereotype that Russian has small face that Korean prefers and slim long legs. Probably I guess your outfit looks so therefore the people asked you your nationality probably thought you are very pretty like ideal type of Russian. I think you do not need to worry about that. It is compliment!

    • Andrea May 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

      Hello, thanks for reading! Interesting you hadn’t heard that, the Korean ladies I worked with all thought what I thought–that they were asking not just out of curiosity! Either way, I was just more perplexed than anything, not angry.

  31. Konstantin Orlov May 23, 2015 at 7:16 am #

    Hi. I’m Russian and i’m traveling in Korea now with my girlfriend (she is also Russian). And really good impression of visiting korea becoming bad because that stupid questions from korean old-guys. Dear Koreans, please, take a note that its not appropriate to be a prostitute in Russia. And it’s a permanent shame for all family if girl become a prostitute.

    • Andrea May 26, 2015 at 11:54 am #

      I’m sad you’re having that same experience — it’s a weird stereotype and I don’t know if the men asking about it realize just how insulting it is!

  32. Jim May 26, 2015 at 2:26 am #

    what does a Russian prostitute look like?
    I can’t say I blame them for thinking that way, there has never been a holiday place in any part of the planet I have been to without Russian or Eastern European hookers. I saw Russian hookers in South Africa servicing the local population for feck sake.
    Thailand is full of them competing with the local Thai women.
    What the heck???

    • Andrea May 26, 2015 at 11:59 am #

      I have no idea…I just thought it was especially weird that when I was asked I was wearing such normal clothes, nothing sexy. One time I was in a hoodie and jeans! So weird.

  33. Alice October 21, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    Hey, Andrea)
    I’ve jus found your blog and have been browsing through it for a couple of hours already and now I found this post.
    I wasn’t sure if it’s okay to comment or not on this particular one but I decided to do it anyway ^^
    I am a Russian girl who have been leaving/studying in Korea for 3 years already and this is why (I guess) I got so surprised to find this post.

    Yes this is not a secret to me that there is a stereotype about Russian women (and I’m aware that some of them may be prostitutes), although I have never seen one here in Korea 😉

    Being a Russian, I ge to bet asked that question every once in a while (by both men and women), but not even once was I asked if I was Russian meaning a prostitute..
    And every time I answer yes, they all just get very excited and start saying something like “I like vodka!/your country is very big!” Or asking questions about cold winters in Siberia (like I have an idea)), or even show off their skills and immediately say “Privet!” to me in Russian which means “Hello”.
    Sometimes these are people who studied there and they get very excited and start talking to me about their time on Moscow..

    All I meant to say is that maybe they only wanted to talk to you and nobody of them was being rude or thinking you were a prostitute))
    I was never in my life (in any country I visited) thought to be a prostitute just because I looked Russian ^^~
    Mostly people just seem to be very straightforward (especially ajussi) and think that it is vital for you to hear out everything they have to say about Russia))

  34. Alice October 21, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    PS: sorry for my typos and autocorrect nonsense.. ^^

  35. hans December 7, 2015 at 5:00 am #

    Hi, I coincidently read your diary, And I’m sorry that you’ve experienced those things. I don’t know who talked like that, but I feel shame. I’m also korean, and just want to say, those guys are low educated and pervert…
    Hope you don’t have bad experience anymore. have a good day)

    • Andrea December 9, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

      Thanks for reading! Don’t feel bad, I know it was just some ignorant people. Overall, I had a wonderful time in Korea and found Korean people to be very kind.

  36. Anonymous January 8, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    Hi, I’m a Korean guy.
    It seems like there is this idea if a Korean guy asks a woman if she is Russian then they are assuming the woman is a prostitute. I don’t think that is the case. But if a guy asks a woman if she is Russian and talks about money then he’s a douche.

    Only if most of the English teachers in Korea were good at Korean and watched Korean TV shows they’ll realize that there are a lot of TV shows focused on interracial marriages (mostly Korean men and foreign women). For some reasons most of the couples those appear on these kind of TV shows are usually Korean man/Russian woman couples.

    So I think people are just assuming you are married to a Korean guy. Also, if you live in a small city, they might think you have no reason to be in the town other than being a wife of a local.

    Reading your post, I don’t think you guys will ever come to Korea again but if you do and experience the “Are you Russian” thing again, ask them why they think so. I bet it will destroy your affirmation bias.

    I really love reading the posts from Waygook.org which is mostly on bashing Korea. It’s really entertaining because most of the people there have no idea what’s really going on but draw their own little conclusion (I’m not being cynical. It’s really entertaining). I think this “Are you Russian” thing is just one of those misunderstanding (or lack of understanding).

    FYI, I think most of the Koreans have great respect for Russians and their cultures. Just look at their names! – Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Marx, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Kolmogorov, and etc.

    Maybe Putin? Nah…

    • Andrea January 8, 2016 at 10:46 am #

      Thanks for your thoughts! The thing is, I would have NEVER thought that the question “Are you Russian?” had any other meaning than asking truly where I was from, except that Korean friends told me it was probably a veiled attempt to suss out whether I was a prostitute or not. So while I agree with you that there are so many misconceptions, and I agree I am likely guilty of that as well, Korean women are the ones who told me the meaning of this question. Also, so many other white women I knew in Korea had similar experiences, sometimes followed by questions about payment, etc. (like you said) that made the meaning more clear. So yes, while probably not every man asking this means that, I do think that some of them do. But your point about maybe them wondering if I was married to a foreigner is interesting, I never considered that. And yes, Waygook.com is really bad about Korean bashing! I always wondered if everyone on there seemed to hate Korea so much, then why did they stay?? Again, thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts!

  37. Tim February 8, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    Filipino and Russian women are trafficked into Korea to serve as prostitutes, thinking they are going there to work in entertainment and make money. They are indebted to their agents/traffickers and so have to resort into prostitution. This might be why you are asked this question. You should be more aware. It’s not about you it’s about the culture of trafficking in that country.

    • Andrea February 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

      Hi Tim, thanks for reading. I know it wasn’t about me, this piece was meant to be light hearted. I never meant to make light of a terrible situation like trafficking though, and I’m sorry if it seemed that way.

  38. Korean Girl February 17, 2016 at 6:55 am #

    Hi Andrea:D I’m just one of the normal korean girl.first, I want to say to you that i’m sorry for what happened to you 🙁 but it’s true that many korean guy(about 60%) buy a woman for sex. they call caucasians white horse and they want to have sex with causcaians. Plz Don’t hang out or date with korean guy. if you date with korean guys and want to break up with them, they will try to harm you. almost korean womean has been forced to have sex. and we have been suffered dating abuse.

  39. Oops February 17, 2016 at 7:11 am #

    Hi Andrea,
    First of all I’m sorry for what you experienced. As you’ve seen on some of the above comments from Korean men, they DO NOT know how embarrssing and insulting it can be to a woman. Take it as a compliment because you were pretty enought to be taught as a Russian prostitute? Bloody hell! Korean men have a sexual fantasy of white women being blond and having blue eyes. They call white women as ‘white breeder(백마)’, which implies that they just treat white women sexually and consider them as a trophy wife or girlfriend. In contrast, they do not hide their anger against Korean women who date or get married with white guys. They say all the Korean women dating caucasians are cheap and just played by them. Well I think this biased and distorted view is because Korean men consider women just as a sexual objective…:)

  40. v March 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    As for the content of your writing, I’m thinking that it is because of the educational level of older generation and also because of stereotyping in human nature.
    Younger generation with good education is less likely to categorize or verbally assault caucasian woman or man by saying that. It’s mostly older people who didn’t have chance to get an education and to see foreign people quite often in their lifetime.

    Also, let’s be painfully honest. Americans also love to make stereotypes and categorize people of minority ethnic group. When americans see asians, they often assume those asians are chinese who work as engineer, student or some martial arts instructor. Whaf if they’re from Japan, Korea or Hongkong and working as comedian or athlete? Same for hispanic. When americans see hispanics, they are likely to assume that they are mexican, not brazilian, venezuelan or some other latian americans. Additionally they sometimes give a suspicious gaze that they might be illegal immigrants.

    Those rude korean men did the exactly same thing. Regionally and historically, the majority of white people in korea has been russians. They didnt say it because they are purely evil by nature but because their thought has been shaped like that by culture and social experience.

    We all know stereotyping is bad. Especially when someone becomes the victim of stereotype in foreign country it doubles its awfulness. but people do it anyway because it is a more convenient way that takes less brain process to file out the outcome. It exist everywhere in the world and human beings, regardless of their nationality or race, are more similar than different.

    I don’t know the solution either as I’m not a good sociologist but all I can say is I actually enjoyed your posting and have a good trip in foreign countries!

  41. Christy Park September 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    Hi! I am Korean, but I was born here! I did not know some people in Korea could be so rude! I have never been to Korea before, so I hope everyone would learn to be nice to american women. I love your posts by the way!:):):)
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