Public Toilets An Issue Of Concern In South Korea For Thousands Of Women
Women bearing placards saying 'My Life Is Not Your Porn' have taken to the streets in Seoul, after reports of spy cams being installed in changing rooms and toilets, both public and private, have been flooding news outlets.
This came after reports of videos being taken of women against their will surfaced. It all started with a certain 'Choi', who was shown a video of her. CNN noted that the footage-albeit blurry-was of a naked woman walking through her apartment without trying to cover herself up, confident no one was watching. 'Choi' identified the woman in the video as her.
The video, as it was seen, had the angle of a photo taken from a neighboring building. The woman, of course, felt fear about the image. Especially if it was taken from an apartment a lot of miles away from the woman's building. The worst part of it all was that it was taken from a place where it wasn't evident that someone was watching her, or anyone was taking videos of her place.
These videos, and 6,000 more like it, are included in what has become an outbreak of 'spy cam porn' with the 'stars' not aware that they were being filmed or, worse, that they are being filmed naked. This was the subject of the protest of women in Seoul against these images that were being taken without their consent or against their will,
BBC reports that women activists have protested against the 'spy cam' scandal, the victims being mostly women. Women complain that they are always at risk of being captured by spycams in public toilets and elsewhere. The police in South Korea has also complained that catching the perpetrators is no easy task--they always operate with mobility, placing cameras and taking them all within 15 minutes.
There had already been people arrested and charged with crimes related to spycam installations. However, no more than 2 percent of these people have been taken in custody. It's not an easy task finding these spy cams, as the government has discovered none within the 2 years they've been looking around; the scandals still keep coming in, however.
The law enforcement has been busy looking for these videos on the web and tracking down those who have uploaded them. However, the task is easier said and done, although the government is taking action by checking into places where spy cams can be installed.