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A 26-year-old sex-crime fighter is taking South Korean politics by storm

In the five years since Park Ji-hyun's 21st birthday, the South Korean activist has busted an online sex crime ring, published a memoir, revealed her identity to the masses

Park Ji-hyun, center, at an emergency committee in Seoul on April 6. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Park Ji-hyun, center, at an emergency committee in Seoul on April 6. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Sangmi Cha | Bloomberg
In the five years since Park Ji-hyun's 21st birthday, the South Korean activist has busted an online sex crime ring, published a memoir, revealed her identity to the masses, and become a senior advisor to a leading presidential candidate.
 
He lost, but she didn't. The election elevated Park to the highest levels of national politics. Just months after emerging from anonymity, Park was named interim co-chair of the Democratic Party and the leader of its rebuilding efforts. She’s also become a lodestar for millions of South Korean women enraged by a rash of high-profile sexual harassment and violence against women

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First Published: May 30 2022 | 8:44 AM IST

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