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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Red Light Districts of Korea (NSFW!), Part V: Yellow House, Incheon Nam-gu - A Thesis Abstract of this Brothel by Kim Yun-hee of Seoul National University





Still not enough in Seoul? Well... this incestuous twins wreck a havoc in Incheon Metropole!

Enacted in 2004, the government announced the project of the closedown of all Brothels in Korea until 2007. Because this Act took effect in september 2004 and the police took action against brothel tightly, brothel prostitutes rebelled against this Act and the regulations through the nation. So the government decided to enforce the project for the rehabilitation of the Brothel women in Incheon Sungui-dong (Yellow House) brothel and Busan Wanwol-dong brothel. This study aims to examine that all brothels aren't standardized by the analysis of the structure of the prostitution and the lives of prostitutes in Incheon Sungui-dong brothel and the analysis of the structure of the prostitution is important to understand the lives of prostitutes and to establish the changes of the structure of the prostitution by the government policy effect on the lives of the prostitutes and de-prostitution.

The key of the study on the prostitutes is to establish the epistemology. This study is to analyze the prostitution and the prostitutes based on the feminist standpoint theory. It is the epistemology that it gives the method of pursuing knowledge for women who experience the common repression which is constructed socially and politically and gives the foundation of understanding prostitutes and prostitution. Also this study is to attend not to differences between feminist and prostitutes but to differences among prostitutes who have various experiences in spite of staying at the same brothel. Thus, this study is to analyze how prostitutes use the rehabilitation service project and to explore that they can't be standardized as victims, sex worker or survivors.

Prostitution structure is the matrix of interaction which is the relations of constituents in the course of prostitution. Prostitution structure of brothel constitutes of the relation of exploitation (pimp-prostitutes), subordination (touter-prostitutes), competition (prostitutes-prostitutes), and substitution (sex buyers-prostitutes). It is the fundamental cause that makes the lives of prostitutes regulated and de-prostitution with difficulty.

Even though the relations of exploitation and subordination have been aggravated in Prostitution structure of Incheon sungui-dong brothel, prostitutes have not acknowledged by superficial liberty. However, after the Act on the Punishment of Prostitution Crimes and Protection of Victims therof taking effect and the relations of exploitation and subordination aggravating, they have found them-selves who were buried under prostitution structure and have been confused with prostitution and self-identity. So prostitutes who want to adapt to these changes subjectively and can not adapt to them have participated in the rehabilitation service project and have coped with this situation. They are provided the services which are the emergent living-costs, the expense of bringing up a child, legal supports, medical supports, and educational supports. They use policies with various methods from the pressing need to the preparation for de-prostitution. In other words, prostitutes are not objective victims but subjective agent with using the polices of the government.

Therefore, the government has to intend the project which is specialized for the deprostitution of prostitutes and by observing each brothel's peculiarities without inferring restraints or damage from speculation. Also it has to recognize the diversity of their experiences and explore the differences among them not to standardize them as victims or sex worker and their agency. So the government provide the chance to obtain various information and diverse resources by which prostitutes can make an effort of the de-prostitution by themselves.

Kim Dong-hyun, the Stun-gun approves TWINCEST!