When I was first asked by some fellow foreigners in South Korea if I wanted to get naked in a public bathhouse and sauna on my first weekend in the country, I looked at them like they were nuts. Somehow though, they managed to talk me into it I blame severe jet lagand it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The South Korean jjimjilbang is the complete opposite, and is part of a tradition of ritualized bathing that can be traced back to ancient Egypt, to prehistoric cities that existed in the Indus River Valley, and to the Aegean civilizations — not to forget the Greeks, Romans, Eastern and Central Europeans, and Japanese.
South Korea to get its first nude beach? Facebook Twitter Email. Cold water and nude beaches don't necessarily mix well.
Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger. This is the photo of a male model secretly taken during a drawing class at Hongik University and posted to an online community. The photo went viral, leaving the model in deep despair.
South Korean women protest against sexism and hidden camera pornography on August 4th in Seoul. A South Korean court has taken the rare step of jailing a woman for secretly photographing a male nude model, in a case that has sparked accusations of sexism and double standards. The year-old woman, identified only by her surname Ahn, was sentenced to 10 months in prison by the Seoul western district court and ordered to undergo 40 hours of counselling on sexual violence.
More thanSouth Koreans have signed an online petition asking for the fair investigation of online and digital sexual violence cases, regardless of the perpetrators' gender, after a female suspect was arrested for secretly taking a photo of her male colleague while he was posing nude for university students, and then distributing it online without the victim's consent. Those who signed the petition say that while the authorities' treatment of the case has been just and ideal, the way they have been dealing with female victims of digital and online sexual violence has been extremely different from the way male victims are treated. The year-old female suspect, who is only identified by her last name Ahn, was photographed by reporters as she was leaving a police station after being questioned Saturday.
The year-old, who is also a nude model, was handed a month jail sentence after taking the photo at an art college in the Korean capital of Seoul. The woman — only identified by her surname Ahn — has also been ordered to undergo 40 hours of counselling on sexual violence. Hidden cameras capture victims going to the loo or undressing in clothes shops, gyms and swimming pools and are then posted online on pop-up pornography sites.
Travelling the world is about exploring new cultures and traditions. And sometimes you do that completely naked, surrounded by equally naked locals, wearing nothing but your warmest smile. Many countries around the world regard public bath houses, spas and saunas as a much-cherished part of their heritage and way of life.
Spycam crimes reported to police surged from around 1, in to more than 6, last year, and many offenders share or sell photos and videos online. According to official statistics about 98 per cent of offenders are men — ranging from schoolteachers and college professors to church pastors and police officers - while more than 80 per cent of victims are women. The woman was arrested days later and paraded in front of television cameras while police raided her home to search for evidence — described by many activists as an uncharacteristically swift and aggressive response.
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In North Korea No. Open Doors estimates there areimprisoned North Koreans—50, of which are political prisoners jailed for their Christian faith. Here, a North Korean prison camp survivor walks us through her difficult journey in a North Korean prison and shares how God stayed with her through so much brutality. Her story is difficult to read but also important as we pray fervently and specifically with these secret believers in North Korea.