Students from Seomun Girls Middle School and High School took it upon themselves to expose teachers for allegedly for making sexist and inappropriate remarks and touching them against their will.
On December 6, a Twitter account that lists and gathers incidents of sexual harassment by Seomun teachers began to draw attention from the public, making the Department of Education in Gangnam district take action by starting an investigation.
The Twitter account contained information from hundreds of current and former students, who felt that they were sexually harassed by their teachers.
One tweet read, "...the teacher often touched students's arms when we were wearing summer uniforms (short sleeves), and he would say, 'Arms feel most like breasts...' He also said to a student who cut her hair short, 'You look sexy when I can see your neck.'" Another tweet stated, "...Mr. XX was teaching about autobiographies and he said that 80% of his erotic novels were written based on his own experience...He told us his blog address and said to check it out. When we did, the blog was filled with inappropriate photos of girl idols."
Another student reports, "...the teacher said that if he marries internationally, he will do it with a Vietnamese woman. He said, 'It's great to watch them wearing wet Ao dais...'" Another teacher allegedly stated, "Women and dried fish need to be beaten every three days."
In response to these tweets being shared and the public's outcry, the Department of Education stated to the media, "We received these reports through our Facebook messenger, so we have sent out a team to investigate the school."
제보)국어 ㅎㅈㅎ선생님이 여자와 복어는 몽둥이로 패야 부드러워 진다, 여자와 남자는 사고력의 폭이 달라서 가르치기가 너무 힘들다— 서문여중여고 문제 공론화 (@suhmoon1234) December 4, 2016