Yesterday, I wrote about a Massachusetts supreme judicial Court ruling stating that upskirting is legal. Not only was the public outraged go sleep him him, but also Massachusetts lawmakers. In fewer than 24 hours, lawmakers drafted and passed a new law that now makes upskirting illegal in the state of Massachusetts. Upskirting itself has been made a misdemeanor and disseminating photos taken while upskirting has been made a felony.
Hopefully, the Massachusetts debacle will urge other states to take similar action in terms of making upskirting illegal. It’s sad that upskirting is even an issue in the first place, and it’s ridiculous that such laws even need to be made. But in this case, I’m glad that the law is there – at least in Massachusetts.