7 in 10 Singles Willing to Marry NK Women
By Seo Jee-yeon
The Korea Times
August 9, 2005
About 70 percent of South Korean single men are willing to get married to a North Korean woman, according to a local matchmaking agency Thuesday.
In a nationwide survey of 489 unmarried people with 227 males, Daks Club found that 67.8 percent of male respondents said they would be willing to marry a North Korean woman.
Asked to name their reasons, 45.1 percent, the majority of the surveyed males, said that North Korean women are not as sophisticated as their South Korean counterparts.
About 28.9 percent cited their ``natural beauty,’’ while 13.6 percent said that they would be more obedient to their husbands. Respondents gave plural answers for the question, the surveyor said.
Among those who would not marry a North Korean woman, 42.5 percent pointed out their ideological differences. Differences in lifestyle was cited by 34.9 percent.
Regarding the preferred place to take a North Korean woman on a date, 24.7 percent picked an amusement park, followed by movie theater and downtown.
When asked about their ideal North Korean woman, 50.6 percent of male respondents selected North Korean dancer Cho Myong-ae, who is seen in commercials for Samsung Anycall mobile phones.
In contrast to South Korean male singles, female singles in the South showed less interest in a North Korean spouse. Only 13 percent of female respondents said they would get married to a North Korean man.
Never mind the female shortage in South Korea--the real
reason they think a North Korean bride would be awesome is because she'd still be "of the blood," but she'd be docile
! Unlike South Korean women, who are starting to get disturbing notions in their heads about women's rights, and parenthood, and divorce.
I'm sorry, but I am so totally disgusted. Especially since I am cultivating the sneaking suspicion that this phenomena is not confined to South Korean men, but persists in the sensibilities of men everywhere. After all, Asian women are presumed to be obedient and pliable (not to mention exotically beautiful), and they certainly are popular with white men in the US these days!
(But, of course, never the reverse. I suspect that there are two competing stereotypes at work here: That Asian men are effeminate...and that Asian men are chauvinistic. :P )To all the men of the world nurturing misconceptions about Asian and Asian-American women: Court me because you think I'll be biddable, and you are going to be in for the surprise of your life. Tout me as a status symbol amongst your friends, and you'll be even more sorry. Try forcing me into your misogynistic paradigm, and you will just be dead.
*coughs* As you can see, this article has put me in a...mood.