Or a time they were followed home late at night, and narrowly managed to scurry safely into their building. In hearing these stories over the years, it became clear to me that in "Sexually harassed korean girl," if not all, of these cases, the man involved had some kind of leverage over the woman, in many cases a function of holding a more senior position in their school or workplace.
While South Korean feminist activists have been speaking out for years about what they see as an epidemic of sexual violence in the country, the growing MeToo movement in the country was sparked in late January when a prosecutor appeared on a popular television programme with a story of how a senior male colleague had groped her years earlier.
The most headline-grabbing case came last week, when An Hee-junga provincial governor who had been a rising political star, was publicly accused of rape by his secretary.
He initially denied the claims before apologising and resigning his governorship. The allegations facing An also indicated hypocrisy.
And An is far from the only one. Lawmaker Min Byung-doo of the ruling Democratic Party has offered to resign after a woman accused him of having sexually assaulted her years earlier. Giving the boiling scandals, the Moon administration is under pressure to make changes, and prove its commitment to gender equality is sincere. President Moon Jae-in has spoken out in support of the Me Too, and appointed more women to his administration, including the coveted position of Minister of Foreign Affairs, but now must carry out actual policies to make changes.
South Korean director Kim Ki-duk faced a barrage of questions about allegations of physical and sexual abuse at the Berlin film festival.
Among the new measures are a doubling of the maximum penalty for abuse of power for sex from five to 10 years in prison, an increase of two to five years for sexual harassment, and an extension of the statute of limitations from five to seven years.
The government is also working to change the culture inside workplaces, having established a hotline where instances of sexual violence or intimidation can be reported, and has mandated official government investigations of workplaces. Poll data indicates there is broad public support for these initiatives, with 76 per cent of women and 73 per cent of men telling pollster Realmeter "Sexually harassed korean girl" they support the MeToo movement. The data shows more Sexually harassed korean girl are reporting having suffered sexual harassment, with the number of reported cases rising from in to in But despite the higher number of reports, the conviction rate remains at rock-bottom; of the reported cases inonly one resulted in a conviction.
That could be why South Korean women have taken up the MeToo campaign, out of a belief that only through public naming and shaming could they achieve some sense of justice for victims and punish perpetrators.
Along with seeking measures to discourage and penalise perpetrators, South Korea must also seek to determine the underlying causes of sexual violence.