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
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.