We’ll have no more of that

Her Majesty puts her foot down, and keep your damnable cameras away:

Queen Elizabeth II has given royal approval to a law that will make it illegal in England and Wales to take “upskirting” photos. The law, which takes effect in April, makes it a criminal offense to take pictures under a person’s clothes without permission.

It is the result of a campaign started by Gina Martin after a man placed a phone between her legs and took a picture of her at a London music festival in 2017. She reported the incident to police then discovered the man didn’t break any law, BBC News reported.

The bill had the backing of Prime Minister Theresa May, who praised activists advocating for a change in legislation.

And shortly thereafter, this PSA emerged from No. 10:

(Via @LadyJessMacBeth.)

4 comments »

  1. McGehee »

    13 February 2019 · 4:45 pm

    On the other hand, beating up the pervert who just took an upskirt photo of your bird, has been a criminal offence over there for generations.

    Nor will the criminalisation of upskirting change that.

    (My browser’s spellcheck reeeeeally doesn’t like those British spellings.)

  2. CGHill »

    13 February 2019 · 6:28 pm

    I didn’t want to post this at first, because I get too many search strings containing the word “upskirt” already, and this won’t help.

    And God help us all if I start getting upskirt theresa may.

  3. hollyh »

    14 February 2019 · 9:02 am

    1. I have to agree with criminalizing a deliberate invasion of another person’s privacy. I think similar laws should be enacted, to prevent drones from spying into one’s bedroom window.

    2. Just another instance where skirts are a disadvantage (NOT to excuse the behavior in question). I haven’t worn such a garment in years.

  4. Roger Green »

    14 February 2019 · 2:45 pm

    I totally agree with hollyh. And I haven’t worn a skirt in years either.

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