Why this woman wants to make 'upskirting' a sexual offence in the UK

Why this woman wants to make 'upskirting' a sexual offence in the UK

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Gina Martin was watching The Killers perform at a British music festival over the summer, when two guys kept hitting on her, and wouldn’t take no for an answer. What happened next made her launch a campaign to change the law. 

“Then, I saw one of them looking at a picture of my crotch on their phone. They had done it to get back at me for turning them down,” Martin says. 

Martin, 25, had just experienced “upskirting”—the practice of taking secret photos or videos under a person’s clothing without consent in an attempt to capture an image of their crotch area, underwear, and genitals. And, as Martin later learned, this practise is not legally classed as a sexual offence under UK law.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Why this woman wants to make 'upskirting' a sexual offence in the UK

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