Lee explains: “I think it definitely prepares me better for these various possibilities. It emotionally readies me. I would know what further steps to take. I would know to tell a friend, and get support from the community around me and then go and take further action if it’s necessary.”
“I actually think that it’s (harassment) quite common, just that sadly it has been normalized. When you really go and dissect what people say to you, some of these things are really a bit crass and very inappropriate, and it needs to be acknowledged that it’s not okay to say such things about women’s bodies,” she adds.
The #MeToo movement, sparked in 2017 by revelations of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, has since spread around the world.
Weinstein, 68, was jailed for 23 years in March, after being convicted of sexual assault and rape. Similar allegations have rocked key players in almost every industry from Bollywood and the Italian opera to politicians and the tech giants.
Though the movement was slow to spread in Asia, it has gained traction with Japan, India, and South Korea all-seeing high profile cases.