Women protest against the rise of ‘spycam porn’, in which intimate photos and footage are shot using hidden cameras, in Seoul in 2018. Photo: Yonhap via AP
Women protest against the rise of ‘spycam porn’, in which intimate photos and footage are shot using hidden cameras, in Seoul in 2018. Photo: Yonhap via AP
South Korea

South Korea sees rise of women-only gyms, camp sites, other spaces amid surge in sex offences

  • An increasing number of spaces – guest houses, dormitory-style flats and study cafes among them – are limiting their services to women in South Korea
  • Experts say the main reason more women are opting for single-sex facilities is the fear of becoming the victim of voyeurism, stalking, rape or worse

Women protest against the rise of ‘spycam porn’, in which intimate photos and footage are shot using hidden cameras, in Seoul in 2018. Photo: Yonhap via AP
Women protest against the rise of ‘spycam porn’, in which intimate photos and footage are shot using hidden cameras, in Seoul in 2018. Photo: Yonhap via AP
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