Daily Talker: Creepy Photos OK By Law?
Taking pictures up women’s skirts. It’s definitely creepy.
But Massachusetts’ highest court says, it’s not illegal.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that a man who took cellphone photos up women’s skirts on the MBTA did not violate state law. Why? Because the women were not nude or partially nude.
Existing so-called “Peeping Tom” laws protect people from being photographed in dressing rooms and bathrooms while they are partially or completely nude. The laws do not protect clothed people in public areas.
Beacon Hill lawmakers are now pledging to update the state laws.
What do you think of the court’s ruling? Are “upskirt” photos an invasion of privacy? Sexual harassment? Should it be illegal to take them?