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We want to show "herstory" in East Asia from local perspectives with a timeline and a map in our local languages, so that people from different regions of East Asia can learn more about the stories and rights women and LGBETQ+ have fought for.

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Shutdown of Soranet(pornography website)

Soranet was the biggest porn website in the Republic of Korea and was founded in 1999. After 17 years, this site was shut down in 2016. The website had lots of movies and photos taken by candid shots, revenge pornography, and films of date-rape involving drugs. In 2015, some web feminists from Megalia, which was an online Korean feminism communitiy, revealed that there were men who were conspiring rapes through Soranet. This news spread on SNS (which is like Twitter), and many people were shocked. On the 28th of October 2015, the Team “Soranet Out Project” sprung up, and later this team became non-profit organization called “DSO (Digital Sexual crime Out).” On the 6th of June 2016 Soranet was shut down by court decision.

#Digital Sexual Crime