There’s cultural differences and then there’s cultural differences. And thank goodness some cultures are becoming a little more Western. Anecdotally, I can tell you the following kind of stuff is happening much less in Korea nowadays and certainly not in schools anymore… or barely. There’s probably a few recent cases someone could dig up if they really wanted to.
A KOREAN man who beat his teenage sister-in-law for not doing homework or running fast enough has avoided jail thanks to cultural differences in discipline.
But no real punishment at all? What a crock. The man was in Australia, under Australian Law. You can’t just say, oh it’s okay in my home country so I should be allowed to do it here. Just follow that “logic”. For example, the age of consent in South Korea is 13. Do the math.
The Australian legal system has failed that adolescent girl. Shame on them and shame on Judge David Searls.
And speaking of which, Judge David Searls has a bit of a track record when it comes to not adequately protecting our children.
A Brisbane judge spared him a criminal conviction so as not to jeopardise his future career, but the would-be doctor who tried to give an 11-year-old boy a penis massage might not be so lucky a second time.
Dear oh dear, David.
That said, he’s arguably not as bad as some Korean Judges.
WARNING: That last link is not for the faint-hearted.