So, Seoul National University professor of medicine and forensic expert Lee Yoon-seong was invited to speak at a ceremony to mark the launch of the Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education last December.

And speak he did:

In a lecture at the launch of the Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education last December, Lee claimed there was a direct link between how a woman dressed and how much she was vulnerable to rape and other sex crimes.

“Absolutely, 100 percent of the sex crimes are committed by men. Men instinctively need they feel to spread their ‘seeds’ to produce healthy offspring,” Lee said, according to vernacular daily Hankyoreh, a disturbing comment that revealed his detachment from reality.

“If there is money on the street, somebody will pick it up. If there is a woman walking around with sexy clothing, there will be somebody who rapes her … I personally love watching beautiful flowers,” Lee said.

Well, who doesn’t love watching beautiful flowers?

Clearly on a roll, Lee added, “If I am on the subway and a woman wears clothing that reveals her panties or there are girls who are dressed sexily, then of course I will look at them. Aren’t they dressing like that because they want to be seen?”

You can read the original Hankyoreh report (in Korean) here. Lee reportedly also said the Korean woman who was raped in India was victimized because she wore revealing clothing. Pure class.

Mind you, it would seem Lee’s attitudes are shared by at least some folk at the soon-to-be-renamed Ministry of Security and Public Administration: