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South Korea turns #MeToo into political fodder

Moon's party in crisis mode while women find themselves left behind

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's push to heal societal ills has come back to bite his own party in the form of sexual misconduct allegations.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- As more women in South Korea break their silence on sexual misconduct, the country's version of the #MeToo movement has hit political circles, creating upheaval for President Moon Jae-in's ruling party.

The movement gained traction in January after a prosecutor posted in an online forum that a superior had harassed her. A renowned poet, a film director and even a priest have since been accused of sexual misconduct.

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