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#MeToo sweeps South Korea

Source: thenewpaper

South Korea vowed yesterday to strengthen laws against sexual assault and implement measures to reduce harassment as the #MeToo campaign sweeps the country and sparks calls for meaningful action to tackle sexual abuse.

Minister of Gender Equality and Family Chung Hyun Back credited the #MeToo campaign against sexual assault and harassment for bringing the issue to the surface in South Korea's male-dominated society.

"The #MeToo movement is an event where boiling rage has finally erupted against gender-biased power relations and gender inequality, which have been a long, deep-rooted evil of our society," the minister said.


Note: Jo Min-ki, a South Korean actor recently accused of a series of sexual misdeeds, was found dead on Friday. The police say suicide is suspected. #MeToo movement in S Korea may see more of such cases.