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SKo decriminalises adultery, condom shares soar

Postby Teal Lantern » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:31 am

http://news.yahoo.com/south-korea-legalises-adultery-053519360.html
South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a controversial adultery law which for more than 60 years had criminalised extra-marital sex and jailed violators for up to two years.

The decision saw shares in the South Korean firm Unidus Corp., one of the world's largest condom manufacturers, soar by the daily limit of 15 percent on the local stock exchange.

The nine-member bench ruled by seven to two that the 1953 statute aimed at protecting traditional family values was unconstitutional.


I imagine Henry Makow will have a fit about this. :lol:
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Postby Cornfed » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:58 pm

I knew that place was going to shit. Sigh.
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Postby zboy1 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:51 pm

Cornfed wrote:I knew that place was going to shit. Sigh.


It's been going to shit for a while, though. But, there are still some decent women there--even if the supply of good women is dwindling every year.
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Postby MarcosZeitola » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:39 pm

Korea is already too Westernized and modernized to be a viable place for young men to seek decent family-oriented women anyway.

Adultery should be discouraged, not encouraged. The fact that condom sales immediately went up with 15% says it all. This is what happens when men don't give it to their women long and hard enough. A woman needs a man in her life, by her side, and inside her. If she cannot find such a man in her husband, she will have to look otherwise. It's sad but true. You need to first be together for a while to know that you are compatible sexually as well as emotionally, before you make that ultimate commitment.
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Postby Cornfed » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:14 pm

MarcosZeitola wrote:KA woman needs a man in her life, by her side, and inside her. If she cannot find such a man in her husband, she will have to look otherwise.

Dude, she will want to look elsewhere no matter what.
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Postby ryanx » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:28 pm

Cornfed, dude! what is your avatar all about?
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Postby Rock » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:48 pm

MarcosZeitola wrote:Korea is already too Westernized and modernized to be a viable place for young men to seek decent family-oriented women anyway.

Adultery should be discouraged, not encouraged. The fact that condom sales immediately went up with 15% says it all. This is what happens when men don't give it to their women long and hard enough. A woman needs a man in her life, by her side, and inside her. If she cannot find such a man in her husband, she will have to look otherwise. It's sad but true. You need to first be together for a while to know that you are compatible sexually as well as emotionally, before you make that ultimate commitment.


No condom sales didn't increase 15%. The stock price on Korean bourse of Unidus (Korean condom producer) rose limit up (which in Korea is 15% above previous day's close). Short term stock price swings are often a barometer of public sentiment and mass psychology which often is very exaggerated and out of whack with reality.

Just look how hard the stock indices and industry sub-indexes across the board in Taiwan and China fell during SARS era many years ago even though the virus only ended up killing a handful of people and leaving fundamentals of many local industries largely unscathed.

Only time will tell how much this new law will actually increase the earnings and fundamental value of Unidus. Short term stock price swings tend to indicate overblown excitement or panic more than anything else.
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Postby Cornfed » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:48 pm

ryanx wrote:Cornfed, dude! what is your avatar all about?

Me being hugged by Korean schoolgirls.
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Postby droid » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:51 pm

I'm pretty fascist myself, but the state shouldn't meddle with what happens indoors. There should be a clear line between public an private affairs.
I do agree though in punishing those shoving agendas down people's throats (i.e. tv); even though this contradicts the above a bit.
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Postby Jester » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:05 am

droid wrote:I'm pretty fascist myself, but the state shouldn't meddle with what happens indoors. There should be a clear line between public an private affairs.
I do agree though in punishing those shoving agendas down people's throats (i.e. tv); even though this contradicts the above a bit.


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So how the airwaves get used is up to us, not them.

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The airwaves are like that.
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Postby Yohan » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:47 am

I am not sure about the divorce laws in South Korea.

Adultery as a crime is one side, no-fault divorce is another side. I think, South Korea does not have a 'no-fault divorce'.

They changed the law as nowadays most spouses accused of adultery are women and not men.

I am not sure what South Korea will do in future, maybe changing the laws similar to Japanese laws?

Here in Japan divorce is easy, there is no alimony, no child support etc. - most divorce cases are out of court, as young people do not own much, their home is mostly based on rent, lawyers are expensive and courts are slow.

A marriage contract is now legally seen rather worthless in Japan, but on the other side, there is no risk like in Western countries that the ex-husband will be misused as a walking ATM by the ex-wife and their children after divorce.
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Postby Yohan » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:59 am

MarcosZeitola wrote:Korea is already too westernized and modernized to be a viable place for young men to seek decent family-oriented women anyway. Adultery should be discouraged, not encouraged.


Reading this article I wonder what adultery has to do with gender equality.

- Improving gender equality -
The law was originally designed to protect the rights of women at a time when marriage afforded them few legal rights, with most having no independent income and divorce carrying enormous social stigma.


It's a strange feminist argument to justify adultery.

Yoo Hye-Jung, a 23-year-old college student, suggested that people unable to report adulterous spouses to the police might now resort to more violent methods of exacting revenge.
"If the law doesn't punish adultery and I can't act on my feelings of betrayal, I might take the law into my own hands," Yoo said.


It is well-known that Korean people are violent-ready, this comment makes me worried.
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Postby MarcosZeitola » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:32 pm

Yohan wrote:Reading this article I wonder what adultery has to do with gender equality.


Gender equality is a sign of modern times, and adultery is too. Not the act itself, which is of all times, but the growing acceptance of it the phenomenon. People in less modernized and westernized nations will still cheat, but will at least have the shame and stigma attached to it. Whereas in my own country, for example, there are commercials on national television promoting sites that allow you to cheat on your "boring" partner.

Yohan wrote:
Yoo Hye-Jung, a 23-year-old college student, suggested that people unable to report adulterous spouses to the police might now resort to more violent methods of exacting revenge.
"If the law doesn't punish adultery and I can't act on my feelings of betrayal, I might take the law into my own hands," Yoo said.


It is well-known that Korean people are violent-ready, this comment makes me worried.


Good. If you cheat on a partner you are in a committed relationship with, and you get caught, tough titty. I don't have much compassion for someone who gets in serious trouble for that; revenge is understandable. As a saying in my country goes: "He who burns his ass, must sit on the blisters!"
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Postby Jester » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:47 am

MarcosZeitola wrote:
As a saying in my country goes: "He who burns his a**, must sit on the blisters!"


:lol:

That must sound funny with a Dutch accent!

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Postby Jester » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:48 am

Yohan wrote:
Here in Japan divorce is easy, there is no alimony, no child support etc. - most divorce cases are out of court, as young people do not own much, their home is mostly based on rent, lawyers are expensive and courts are slow.



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