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Leggings-Clad Co-eds Stalked By Upskirt Video Creep

A Canadian campus is being hounded by an anonymous pervy videographer. The guy, known as leggingspy on YouTube before his account got taken down, had been posting multiple videos showing close-ups of the posteriors of leggings-clad students, including a few even more egregiously violating upskirt shots. The problem has gotten so widespread that campus security at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where leggingspy has been prowling, issued an official warning to students and local police are looking into the case. Of course, the novelty of this particular voyeur's obsession with leggings and his new media aptitude have given him the media spotlight and made him a target for condemnation and maybe even legal action. But this isn't the first campus that's dealt with harassment of female students whether it's by stares, leering, catcalling groping, or picture-taking. And no matter who's doing it, how or why, that kind of objectifying privacy-invading is totally unacceptable and it also invades the safe space that campuses should ideally be. As Anna North writes at Jezebel:
I'm aware that videotaping women's butts in leggings will probably never be illegal. But doing so the way LeggingSpy did is certainly immoral, and it perpetuates a culture in which women are forced to be objects of sexual titillation wherever they go and whatever they do. All the women of Dalhousie who wore leggings for comfort, ease, mobility, or a desire to look cute for friends and partners but not for strangers with hidden cameras have been given a sad reminder that being female all too often makes them a target for harassment.
Read more at Jezebel and at the Toronto Sun.
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