Ruling party chairman Hwang Woo-yea is coming under fire for saying during a party supreme council meeting that while legislation and boosting police strength have been discussed as short-term methods of dealing with increasingly brutal sexual assaults, he believed the fundamental solution was strengthen education, including character building, and create a social environment that encourages and protects families and marriage.

Criticism has come from within his own party, the opposition and, of course, the netizens.