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EDITOR'S LETTERAnother Face of Feminism: #Me Too
Yu-jin Ahn, CP Editor-in-Chief | 승인 2018.05.15 12:09|(260호)
Editor-In-Chief, Yujin Ahn

  You have most likely heard about feminism in books, on TV, and through SNS. It is a wave of establishing women’s rights and gender equality. Feminism is the voice of the underdog. The underdog is known as the disadvantaged. The movements of the disadvantaged are the key to asserting their rights and resisting social discrimination. 

 

  The #Me Too campaign has proliferated over the past few months. In Korea, the campaign was started at the end of January by prosecutor Jihyeon Seo. She used the internal communication network of the Prosecution Service “e-pros” to reveal the sexual assault that she was the victim of eight years ago. She even appeared in the JTBC News Room to explain that it took eight years to reveal this because she felt too much shame and anguish. She wanted to tell the victims of crime and sexual abuse that it is not their fault. The #Me Too campaign then spread to the culture and art community.

 

  The #Me Too movement should continue until there are no more victims. It is crucial for horrible experiences, covered up because of a sense of shame and due to oppression by the socially and economically strong, to be addressed. The #Me Too campaign is an assertion of their dignity and the severity of the problem. This exposure should effect a better society where sexually assaulted people can escape their pain and suffering. They should not be ashamed, the assailants should!

 

  The victims of sexual assault, especially women, are the underdogs. The #Me Too movement is a means of speaking up about their troubles. However, most sexual abuse victims dislike talking about their experiences because of feelings of shame and suffering and for fear of blame and retaliation. Mostly the #Me Too campaign highlights the seriousness of sexual assault and the sanctity of woman. Therefore, it is another face of feminism.

Yu-jin Ahn, CP Editor-in-Chief  yujinahn16@cnu.ac.kr

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