THANK YOU JENNI HERD
I wrote “this” letter in 1984. I am willing to bet that most of the people I know did as well, if not literally then it was in your bewildered minds.
Lets yank this fucking ship back on course and don’t make the people who are following us, and who will follow those people, wade through this shitswamp.
#brb dying forever
Next time he shaves I’m gonna punch him in the mouth so hard he bites his own heart.
- Det. Diaz
"Boyle call an ambulance I’m gonna do some stuff to him."
"I shouldn’t be the superhero’s girlfriend, I should be the superhero."
Shooting photos up women's skirts legal in Mass., high court rules →
The details for why this is consider “a-okay” are really disgusting. Time to take action and make some noise, folks. This is a serious and dangerous issue.
(I first came across this article on facebook, when guys I know were posting it and high-fiving each other about it)
I believe the top comment on this article sums up my thoughts quite well:
"If it’s legal for him to take an upskirt shot, I fully expect it to be legal when I bash his head in for it."
That’s what is so terrifying about this. Imagine if a woman did fight back by pushing a man away from her, or knocking the camera out of his hand, shattering it on the ground. She would probably face jail time or have to pay a huge settlement, because she defended herself against a man who was “legally” taking upskirt photos of her. It’s repulsive and outrageous.
This is a huge slap in the face to women, because it’s telling us that it’s legal to violate us, and that we just need to sit there and take it.
THIS IS FUCKING SEXUAL HARASSMENT
HOW IS THIS FUCKING OK
I AM SO FUCKING ANGRY
Some important notes on this case (I have a friend at Hollaback! Boston who has been talking about what’s actually going on here all day, and there are a lot of misconceptions): firstly, the court’s decision was not that it’s okay to take upskirt photos, it was that the current peeping tom laws on the books are worded in such a way that they only apply in narrow circumstances that do not include upskirt photography while in public, making it legally impossible for them to convict the guy this case centered around. They considered this a loophole in the law that needed to be changed to better protect the public. MA state legislators vowed to pass new legislation quickly to address the problem of upskirt photography, which is an important change because similar legislation has been introduced twice in the past and was not made law (perhaps because they didn’t realize the necessity of it until this ruling? or the pressure wasn’t on?). And the most important part, today the MA state legislature did introduce such a bill, it passed both houses quickly, and has been sent straight to the governor to be signed into law.
It’s horrible that the law didn’t already cover this, and that they were not able to convict the man charged in this case because of that. And upskirt photography and other kinds of harassment are a huge problem! But the result this particular time is that the legal system AGREES WITH US on that and is actually taking steps to change things. This was not the legalization of free-for-all creepshots.
Why don’t STANDARD privacy laws apply?
Creeps are using technology to take photos of what they can NOT see with the naked eye.
Just as telephoto lenses allow them to see in windows without crawling up to them, they are using phones to take pictures instead of crawling on the floor and peering up.
THIS IS HOW THESE CASES SHOULD PROCEED.