Mar 102004
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

By:

Shandra Jordan

Colleen Buhrer

J.J. Babb

Willow Welter

Christopher J. Ortiz

Wednesday’s front-page story about people taking photos of

unsuspecting CSU women is repulsive. The idea of people taking

pictures of women at CSU wearing single-strapped book bags and then

posting the pictures on a demeaning Web site is sickening.

Women at CSU and everywhere, regardless of their physical

attributes, have a right to avoid objectification. Legal or not,

the Web site creators have no ethical right or excuse to photograph

women and post their images on the Internet. More than likely,

these creators are the type of people to whom these women would not

give the time of day . Women should have the right to walk on

campus wearing a book bag and a tight top (or anything else they

please) without the fear of some voyeur hiding in the corner

snapping photos of them.

These women are victims to people who feel they can dehumanize

them by doing this disgusting act.

There is no excuse for what these people did. If caught, these

women should file civil suits against these people, because

criminal suits cannot be brought, according to the CSU Police

Department.

Yes, if women wear revealing outfits on warm days, they should

expect some attention. But for someone to take a picture of their

chest and post that picture on the Internet, it goes beyond decency

and falls in the category of repulsive.

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