Journalism: you’re doing it wrong. Under the guise of “raising awareness” of the number of peeping toms in Shenzhen, the Southern Metropolis Daily has published a selection of photographs up women’s skirts, because um… public service?
Translation by The Nanfang:
A man in Shenzhen named Mr. Ye was recently standing on an escalator and when he looked up, he could see up a girl’s skirt, according to the paper. He told the reporter that he immediately looked down in embarrassment, but questioned how somebody could be stopped from taking a photograph in such circumstances. On reaching the top, he warned the girl about wearing such revealing clothes in public, but considering that Guangdong is hot for most of the year, short skirts are unlikely to go out of fashion here any time soon.
Because obviously, if some pervert chooses to take a photo up a girl’s skirt, it’s her fault. In addition to blaming the victims (over, and over again) the Southern Metro Daily reporter also criticizes an “excessive use of transparent glass” in Shenzhen architecture, if only everything were made of concrete no-one could look up women’s dresses!
The report (which includes multiple up-skirt photos of women who’s faces are clearly visible and presumably didn’t agree to be called sluts on the pages of a newspaper) concludes by recommending women avoid “high risk areas” for peeping toms (or reporters) and opt for more conservative attire.