The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family expressed concerns about misogynistic expressions and human rights violations in relation to the controversy over online hate speech towards the South Korean women's national team 'Ansan player' and the so-called 'Julie mural' that slandered Kim Kun-hee, the wife of former Attorney General Yoon Seok-yeol. I did.
The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said in a text message distributed to the reporters on the morning of the 30th, "In relation to the recent issues raised in sports and politics, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family must ensure that there are no misogynistic expressions or human rights violations under any circumstances. I think it will,” he said.
Although he did not directly mention the Ansan player or Julie mural, an official from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family explained the background, "I came to the conclusion that online hate speech and human rights violations were excessive in relation to the issue."
Earlier, in some online communities, a feminist controversy arose by discussing the hairstyle of Ansan, the Olympic gold medalist in archery at the Tokyo Olympics, and writings on social media in the past.
Also, criticism of human rights violations was raised as a so-called 'Julie mural' was posted on the outer wall of a second-hand bookstore in Gwancheol-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, slandering Kim Kun-hee, wife of former Attorney General Yoon Seok-yeol.
In political circles, including Rep. Yoon Hee-sook, from the People's Power, there have been arguments that the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and women's organizations should express their position against these misogynistic attacks.
The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said that the position was announced at the discretion of the ministry regardless of whether the political issue was raised.
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