Thousands Of Korean Women Take To The Streets To Protest Disturbing Spycam Porn Epidemic

On June 9, approximately 22,000 South Korean women gathered to protest “spycam porn”. These women, along with the thousands of others who did not join the protest, are victims of being photographed and recorded without their consent by small spy cameras, also called molka. Molka can be found hidden nearly anywhere, from cigarette boxes and water bottles to bathrooms and subways. 

This peeping-tom epidemic is not a new problem. In fact, a 2016 report told of women taking it upon themselves to check public bathrooms for hidden cameras. Further, sharing of these video amongst peers has become a sick sort of pastime for these voyeurs. 

These photos show some of the ways these men hide molka.

People are horrified.

When a woman uploaded photos of a non-consenting nude male, repercussions were immediate and humiliating, however male perpetrators are often not punished at all. Women are calling for equality. 

But unfortunately, even the women who showed up to protest feared being identified and so many hid their faces.

To the women who are falling victim to this molka epidemic and fighting for their rights, there are many women and men alike who support you!