South Korean poet Ko Un, who has been accused of masturbating in public and using his literary influence to coerce young writers to have sex with him. Photo: AFP

How a masturbating monk and ‘Korea’s Obama’ drove Seoul to say ‘Me Too’

In South Korea, the campaign against sexual harassment has taken down a presidential hopeful and a freedom fighter turned poet who once had hopes of a Nobel Prize. In a notoriously patriarchal society, where will it end?

Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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South Korean poet Ko Un, who has been accused of masturbating in public and using his literary influence to coerce young writers to have sex with him. Photo: AFP
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