Shawn Yoon is a Korean and in this episode we talk about the sexual history of Korea from roughly World War 2 to present day. Shawn posits that cities cannot exist without prostitution, and we uncover many inconvenient truths around Asian sexual history and human trafficking. In this episode we focus more closely on modern sex work in Korea, and how it ties into capitalism as a whole, talking about the commoditization of everything, with sex being included in that commoditization. The episode wraps up with Shawn’s translation of a Korean poem, which does a great job summarizing the conversation.
For additional context, make sure to catch part 1, which is the prior episode.
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- Prostitution Prevention Law Japan
- Prostitution in South Korea Wikipedia
- The Monkey House- article about state-controlled prostitution in Korea
- The Side Hustlization Of Everything
- Zero to One by Peter Thiel D🤑
- Poet No-Hae Park’s Breathing ‘Age of Solitude’– poem from the episode in Korean. Shawn mentioned that the Google translation was not terrible so use that or listen to the audio.
- Drew’s Twitter— tweet here to ask Shawn questions.
- Yoon dot shawn at gmail dot com is Shawn’s email address to reach out to him.