Does High Court Decision End Korea’s “Ddong Chim”?

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Love it or hate it (fair to say most hate it) the practice of ddong chim is a thing in Korea.

And, generally, quite a surprise to the unsuspecting recipient of this, shall we say, unusual tradition of Korean culture.

“Ddong chim”, which basically translates to “poop needle”, has been the menace to many a teacher in Korean schools over the years. Most have, at one time or another, found themselves with one of their students poking the ol’ two-fingered poop needle into the forbidden zone of their back side.

However, a recent court decision may change all that.

The Seoul High Court reversed a lower court decision against a man accused of “ddong chiming” a seven-year-old girl at an elementary school.

The girl had been splashing water while washing her hands, and the man, who was working as a janitor at the time, gave her a ddong chim and poked her belly when she was frightened to make her stop according to local reports.

He now faces a two-and-a-half year prison sentence as well as a three year suspension.

The court ruled that while the man didn’t intend to fulfill any sort of sexual desire, it was “molestation which caused humiliation as she is young and vulnerable, and though it was done in fun, it was also done against her will.”

What this means for the future of ddong chim in Korea is unclear. The case certainly brings up the issue of what is and what isn’t a proper dong chim –if such a thing even exists.


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