Mourners paying tribute at a memorial altar for Park Won-soon in Seoul. Photo: APMourners paying tribute at a memorial altar for Park Won-soon in Seoul. Photo: AP
Mourners paying tribute at a memorial altar for Park Won-soon in Seoul. Photo: AP

Seoul mayor Park Won-soon’s case shows South Korea has a deep sexism problem

  • Activists say by taking his own life, the top women’s rights advocate who was facing complaint of sexual harassment, had once again silenced the accuser
  • Park’s case highlights the scale of gender inequality in South Korean politics despite a high-profile #MeToo campaign in the country

Topic |   South Korea
Mourners paying tribute at a memorial altar for Park Won-soon in Seoul. Photo: APMourners paying tribute at a memorial altar for Park Won-soon in Seoul. Photo: AP
Mourners paying tribute at a memorial altar for Park Won-soon in Seoul. Photo: AP
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