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S Korean women protest ‘spy cam porn’

July 08, 2018 09:28 AM

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S Korean women protest ‘spy cam porn’
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Thousands of South Korean women gathered in Seoul on Saturday to demand stronger government action to fight the spread of intimate photos and video taken by hidden cameras, which they say has women living in constant anxiety and distress.


Police said about 18,000 took part in the women-only protest, with demonstrators calling for stronger investigations and punishments against male offenders who photograph or film women without their knowledge and post the material online.

Most of the protesters covered their faces with baseball caps, sunglasses and surgical masks as instructed by organisers, who intended to speak out against an environment in which women constantly worry about tiny cameras hidden in bathrooms or being filmed from under their skirts at subway stations. However, there was criticism about the organisers’ tight control over the protest and the decision to block the participation of those who weren’t “biologically women.”

South Korea has struggled over the years to deal with perpetrators who use tiny cameras or smartphones to film under women’s clothing to see their genitals or underwear. The footage is heavily circulated on illicit porn sites, such as Soranet, which had more than a million users before police managed to shut it down in 2016. An unknown number of similar sites are still running.

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