What’s Current: UK set to criminalize ‘upskirting’

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  • Pending Royal Assent, “upskirting” will be a sexual offence in the UK. Men found guilty of taking and sharing photographs up women’s skirts in public places will face a potential penalty of two years jail time.
  • K Dhanya Sanal, 38, has made history as the first Indian woman to climb to the top of the second highest mountain in Kerala, after a court order overturned a ban on women between 10 and 50 years of age climbing to visit the Hindu pilgrimage site.
  • Beatrix Campbell covers the UK Green Party’s inquiry into the Challenor sex crime scandal, concluding that its main achievement seems to have been to “let the leadership off the hook.”
  • Police have arrested 55 men in West Yorkshire over allegations relating to the sexual abuse and exploitation of children between 2002 and 2009.
  • Experts on human trafficking say that President Trump’s descriptions of alleged abduction scenarios — aimed at supporting his efforts to build a border wall — are highly misleading, and that victims of sex trafficking typically arrive at legal points of entry on visas.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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