Like, I think it is gross that we don’t have a law for this, but I don’t think the basics of how our court system & legislature work are “disgusting”
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.
the entire article is people saying “wow, this should be illegal, but there is no law on the books. the house and senate are going to fix that!”
Courts do not make laws. The House and Senate are quoted as agreeing they want to amend the existing law so this type of violation becomes illegal. this is a really gross loophole that needs to be fixed, everyone agrees with that! The courts are not saying they like violating women, they are saying that this use of technology isn’t illegal under the current laws. they are saying that the laws need to be rewritten (not by them! by the house and senate!) because that kind of violation should be illegal.
Go ahead and make noise! Write your elected reps, and tell them you’ll be following their progress in amending or creating a law that covers this situation. But look, separation of legislative, judicial, and executive powers is generally acknowledged as a good thing. Write the lawmakers if you want the law changed, not the people who interpret existing laws.
god I hate recipes that purport their inexpensiveness by listing the cost of each ingredient according to how much of it you use. like okay 1/4 a cup of soy sauce might only be 24 cents proportional to the entire bottle, but you have to buy the entire bottle. you’re lying to yourselves and you’re disappointing your mother