Amid a long-built anti-feminist sentiment in Korea, despite the recent spread of the #MeToo and #WithYou movements, she is still a rare figure on the political scene. President Moon Jae-in and Rep. Jin Sun-mee of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea have called themselves feminists, but this is not likely their dominant identity. As to the election poster with the word feminist, some people, including a famous human rights lawyer, criticized her appearance on the poster as being "too arrogant for a woman." Also, her posters were damaged often during the election period: some posters were torn down from walls and her eyes in other posters were pierced. Two people were caught defacing Shin's posters, which is a violation of the Election Law.