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  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

    • 4666

    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: Received a warning for being homophobic.
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2022, 09:08:11 am »
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So, at best we can argue that there exists NO definitive scientific evidence to prove that homosexuality is innate and natural or a mental disorder, or stress response as we see in the animal kingdom.

Ok

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This means that it is perfectly reasonable to allow people to hold either belief. I said I believe homosexuality is a mental disorder and I will stick with it.

So...which sexual orientation is NOT a mental disorder?


  • VanIslander
  • Moderator LVL 1

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    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
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Re: Received a warning for being homophobic.
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2022, 09:10:51 am »
... as a guest English teacher, I think that controversial social issues are probably not something I ought to tackle in the classroom.
"A guest English teacher"? I've never heard that before but it is apt. I have now qualified for a Korean pension but within a month of finishing my job I must exit the country, as per our E-2 visa requirements. Unless you marry a local or go native, you are a guest (a hired hand) who is to FO once the party (work) is over. That sums up our relationship to this country. Well described.


  • Augustiner
  • Super Waygook

    • 346

    • December 06, 2021, 01:18:06 pm
    • Anyang
Re: Received a warning for being homophobic.
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2022, 09:17:32 am »
I try to avoid discussions of sexuality  (along with things like territorial claims, politics, and colonialism etc) here in Korea, especially with my students.
While I feel that I know Korea pretty well, I'm still a bit worried that I won't be able to accurately navigate the myriad social naunces of sexuality properly and end up having my comments interpreted in ways that I didn't intend.

Also, as a guest English teacher, I think that controversial social issues are probably not something I ought to tackle in the classroom.
I'm gung-ho about things like environmental issues, because there are reems and reems of unambiguous data to support it, but even then, I'm careful about how I present things in class. A bit of controversy can really engage students, but it can be very easy to accidently go to far when there are things like language barriers and cultural differences that interfere with clear communication.

So with the attitudes presented here from you and Van can we assume you guys weren't the ones that wiped the entire thread?  I will go back and comment then on the lesson plan, as I did yesterday, and not homosexuality and hopefully that will be allowed to stay up as the post is still there.

Also, Kyndo, that's twice in the last two or three days I've seen you use "to" where it should be "too.' 

* Ah, I see that some helpful and non-biased person has not only NOT removed the original "Celebrating Pride Month" post in lesson plans but locked it so it stays safe.  How open-minded of someone. 
« Last Edit: June 23, 2022, 09:20:43 am by Augustiner »


Re: Received a warning for being homophobic.
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2022, 09:18:42 am »
There's not really anything inherently homophobic about the discussion you're trying to prompt here. It's also a point you didn't make in the other thread. Nor was the other thread about that.  Instead it was an out of context, stand alone comment along the lines of "One of the things I like most about Korea is that it doesn't approve of this mental disorder." I suppose respect is different to everyone, but I wouldn't consider that very respectful.

That is NOT what I wrote.

I said that I was grateful that the Korean education system had no place for this nonsense and by nonsense I meant the modern "pride" culture that's being forced onto people. I did not mention that being homosexual should be illegal.

Everyone knows the difference between being heterosexual and homosexual, what else do we need to know? Pride month is completely redundant, vote pandering, commercial vomit. Like South Africa, freedom and liberty was hard won in South Korea and the law provides the same rights to everyone, regardless of sexuality. For 22yr old Becky, who imagines oppression, to come here and preach her sanctimonious "equality" to kids whose parents remember violent pro-Democracy protests is pretty disgusting.


  • 745sticky
  • The Legend

    • 2104

    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: Received a warning for being homophobic.
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2022, 09:24:51 am »
I think most people would agree with this.

There is no way that is what Aristocrat received his warning for. Multiple people brought up similar concerns. The comments were deleted because it went from "this lesson isn't going to go over well" to "keep your mental disorder out of Korea" to "In Canada, they let children identify as cats and eat food from the floor during lunchtime"

no reason to let hangooks schizoposting nuke a perfectly reasonable thread lol


  • taeyang
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    • 5526

    • September 08, 2010, 08:35:10 am
    • daejeon
Re: Received a warning for being homophobic.
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2022, 09:36:22 am »
OP was issued a warning for being homophobic. the initial warning did not come from me.

OP is wrong in their opinions. OP is a bigot and this language will not be tolerated. OP is trying to sound clever by citing ancient psychological jargon from the mid-twentieth century (before the internet and message boards such as waygook.org even existed). OP has been muted and this thread has been locked.
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