Sexual offending is not about sexual arousal, so why would upskirting prosecutions require proving a perpetrator's motive?
Clare McGlynn is an expert on the law relating to sexual violence, image-based sexual abuse (including 'revenge porn' and 'upskirting') and pornography. She works closely with Government, policy-makers and campaigners to reform laws and policies challenging violence against women.
We need to keep repeating: sexual offending is about power, entitlement, control, punishment and humiliation
11/07/2018 16:50 BST
We need government to commit to tackling online abuse and violence against women
09/03/2018 16:53 GMT
The Government has undertaken its review of the law on sexual history evidence in sexual offence trials and declared that
17/12/2017 22:20 GMT
26/10/2017 13:51 BST
It is vital that it is recognised in law and policy that image-based sexual abuse is indeed a form of sexual violence and that automatic anonymity be granted to all complainants, in the same way as for other sexual crimes. This will help to ensure other victims do not have their names and images shared widely across the media, encouraging more to come forward and report these crimes, or take action in the civil courts as Mischa has done.
19/03/2017 20:29 GMT
This is the question now being asked following the Government's announcement that it is to make relationships and sex education compulsory in all English schools. And the answer should be an unequivocal yes.
05/03/2017 23:44 GMT
But just because the criminal law has little role does not mean viewing porn in public is ok. It's yet another commonplace form of street harassment, of sexual harassment, like having to put up with wolf-whistling. People viewing porn in public know they are making others uncomfortable, or worse.
19/01/2017 17:06 GMT
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