Signs like this make me sad. This picture is doing the rounds on Facebook so I thought I would repost it here.
There are some bars in Korea that have a ‘no foreigners’ allowed policy. The one above is taken from a Ho Bar in Gangnam.
Ho Bar is probably one of the biggest bar chains in Seoul. It’s kind of like a UK Wetherspoons…but louder. Me and my friends have been turned away on the grounds of being foreign by the same bar in Gangnam before. A few months ago I was also turned away from another Ho bar in Seoul because I am a foreigner. It made me laugh to think about what would happen if we put up a ‘No Asians allowed’ sign in the window of an English pub.
There are still Ho bars that allow foreigners (such as in Hongdae) but after that, I have been boycotting every Ho bar I see. I don’t think I could give my custom to a place banning people on the grounds of their nationality or ethnicity.
I’ve worked at a Ho Bar in Shinchon near Yonsei and we had to put this policy in place for foreigners who weren’t attending the Yonsei Korean program because ya’ll would come in and do some stupid shit like break a bottle of Jack Daniels over someone’s head because you were drunk (we had to close early that day and I had to clean that shit up), we were getting multiple complaints from women that foreign men were hitting on them excessively to the point where even after being told no multiple times they would grab the wrists of the women calling them names like whore, and because, generally, ya’ll keep forgetting that it’s fucking Korea and forget your manners and etiquette.
Shit we’re losing business, do you think we want to close off the bars from foreigners? But if we don’t ya’l do some stupid shit that makes it impossible to do business.
Also if you’re really considering shit that ya’ll did to yourself as something equal to racial discrimination in the US you really need to stop.
I can attest to foreigners making unwanted comments at Korean students, especially female students, thinking that they won’t understand you and calling us racial slurs in and around Shinchon.
The foreigner men harassing korean women is a BIG one. Remember the korean woman who was assaulted on camera by white men at a club??? This is one of the consequences of asian fetishization, and i dont blame korean clubs from barring foreigners, especially men. There is so much abuse coming from these guys because they believe asian women are submissive weak women who cannot fight back, and they know they can get away with it.
» reblog if u hate capitalism but u still want to make money because you need money to survive capitalism lmao i’m sad
Psychologists have found that people’s belief in a just world helps explain how they react to innocent victims of negative life circumstances. People become cognitively frustrated when presented with stories of victims who suffer through little fault of their own. They can deal with this frustration in two ways: they can conclude that the world is an unjust place, or they can decide that the victim is somehow to blame. Most people reconcile their psychological distress by blaming the victim. Even when we know that suffering is undeserved, it is psychologically easier to blame the victim rather than give up the idea that the world is basically fair.
First autumny outfit 🍁🍂
(Cardigan&scarf: thrifted~trousers: asoscurve~top&shoes: H&M)
really? EVERYBODY was kung fu fighting? i find that hard to believe. stop feeding me these lies
Well it was really hard to see if it was everyone, you see they were as fast as lightning.
And to be honest it was a little bit frightening.
What I remember most about emotional abuse is that it’s like being put in a box. How you end up in there is the biggest trick – I never managed to work that one out. Maybe you think it’s a treasure box at first: you’re in there because you’re special. Soon the box starts to shrink. Every time you touch the edges there is an “argument”. So you try to make yourself fit. You curl up, become smaller, quieter, remove the excessive, offensive parts of your personality – you begin to notice lots of these. You eliminate people and interests, change your behaviour. But still the box gets smaller. You think it’s your fault. The terrible, unforgivable too-muchness of you is to blame. You don’t realise that the box is shrinking, or who is making it smaller. You don’t yet understand that you will never, ever be tiny enough to fit, or silent enough to avoid a row
» The Zodiac as Beyonce songs
Aries: Ring The Alarm
Gemini: Flaws And All
Cancer: Me, Myself And I
Virgo: Run The World (Girls)
Sagittarius: Standing On The Sun
Pisces: I Care
Who run the world?
Skull in a salt lake
Wow that is the highest quality gif I have ever seen!
It looks like I’m actually there