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ARTE – Tous les internets – En Corée du Sud, les femmes à l’avant garde de #MeToo

Alternative title: Sind die Südkoreanerinnen der #MeToo-Bewegung einen Schritt voraus? / Les sud-coréennes sont-elles à l’avant-garde de #MeToo?  

I had the honour to speak and share my research with Ann-Marie Kornek, a journalist specialising in technology and social issues at ARTE.

Covering topics such as molka (spycams used for illegal porn), Soranet (the porn hub which hosted a number of illegal activities including illegal porn), and power harassment/rape (involving 2017 presidential candidate Ahn Hee-Jung and internationally acclaimed filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk), the episode explains what has been happening in Korea in the past three years, and what has changed (and is still changing).

Kudos to the team at ARTE for their research, and for going through the graphic images of molka videos. I particularly appreciate how Korean names and words are written and spoken accurately (I’ve heard my share of Kim Young-Ooon and Zamzoong).

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“Battle of the sexes”

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A clip from Kim Ji-Eun, former secretary to Ahn Hee-Jung, denouncing his sexual harassment and rape on JTBC. Here she is explaining why her case is that of a power-based harassment at the workplace.

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A significant portion is dedicated to explaining the phenomenon of “molka” and Soranet.

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That is this post, right here, folks! Soranet officially shut down by owners

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“[People’s] mentalities are changing in South Korea”

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I’ve seen that thesis somewhere before…

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“The words “misogyny” and “feminist” increased sixfold in usage between 2014 and 2017″

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I’m in the credits!

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