Female judge rules in favor of taking up-skirt photos!
I'm so upset right now by the decision of a Washington, D.C. Superior Court judge who basically ruled that it is totally okay for pervs to take pictures up women's skirts in public. I'm sorry, but WTF?! Judge Juliet McKenna dismissed a case in which Christopher Cleveland of Virginia was charged with two counts of voyeurism for taking pictures up unsuspecting women's skirts at Lincoln Memorial in 2013. Her reasoning makes absolutely NO sense to me and I don't think it will make any sense to you either.
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The judge said in her ruling,
This Court finds that no individual clothed and positioned in such a manner in a public area in broad daylight in the presence of countless other individuals could have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
What?! So let me get this straight, if I am out in public wearing a skirt of any length, I should assume that someone with a camera can take up-skirt pictures of me without my permission and not only that, but it's perfectly legal, so I can't call the cops or anything? This is utter bullshit and so wrong! It gives a license to perverts to be perverts and protects no one wearing a skirt against them.
I've had this happen to me and it's awful, it's traumatizing. I was standing at a public transit station in San Francisco wearing a knee-length pencil skirt when all of a sudden I heard a woman yelling, "Stop it! Get away from her!" Then a man that was behind me took off running.
The woman told me that the guy behind me had some kind of a contraption that he used to take pictures up my skirt. I'm not kidding you that even as I write this my eyes fill with tears. I was so upset, I still am. It's a complete and total violation. Then when I got to work and told a coworker he told me that there are even sites online where these pervs post the pictures they have taken. Great! I felt sick to my stomach then about it and I feel sick to my stomach now about it.
We should all have a reasonable expectation when out in public that no one is going to try to use cameras to get images of our private parts. Not the other way around. Judge Juliet McKenna is so wrong and yes I will say it, she should be ashamed of herself for empowering sickos. What about kids Judge McKenna, is it okay for pervs to do this to kids too? Do little girls wearing skirts get a "reasonable expectation of privacy" or no? I'm disgusted.
And please don't go thinking that this judge is the only one siding with perv photographers. Nope. A Texas court of appeals shot down a law that prohibits photos taken without consent from being used for sexual purposes. Why? Because it is an "unconstitutional" violation of freedom of expression. Are you freakin' kidding me?! Again, I am disgusted.
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