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As #MeToo reaches South Korea, pressured young men turn on Moon

Government's protections against harassment seen as 'reverse discrimination'

Young men at a rally in Seoul hold signs protesting the "presumption of guilt" by courts in sexual misconduct cases. (Photo by Sotaro Suzuki)

SEOUL -- The South Korean government's campaign to crack down on sexual harassment in the #Me Too era has sparked a backlash among young men aggrieved by what they see as "reverse discrimination" under President Moon Jae-in.

At a rally in a student-heavy area of Seoul last month, one protester complained about an incident last year at Sogang University, a prominent private school.

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