The woman behind a successful campaign to make upskirting a criminal offence has claimed the new law will "protect everyone".
Upskirting, the act of taking a photo up someone’s clothing, is set to become a crime after being approved by the House of Lords, with offenders to face up to two years in prison.
Laura Perrins has said that the call for MPs to vote to make misogyny a hate crime would “inevitably have to be extended to misandry” because the system cannot only consider “hate against women an aggravating factor”.
Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime under new laws banning upskirting that are due to be voted on by MPs.
The upskirting bill will go before a parliamentary committee with three amendments that seek to ensure no form of upskirting falls outside the law
Professor Clare McGlynn of Durham University said there were discrepancies in the law around revenge porn and fake porn, and the new upskirting bill should cover them
Sir Christopher Chope dealt a blow to campaigners after announcing he objected to the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill which would make it illegal for offenders to take a picture under someone's clothing without their consent.
The act of taking a picture up a woman's skirt without her knowledge will become a crime, as it already is in Scotland
A union leader has warned students are attempting to embarrass and humiliate
Filming up a woman's skirt without her realising is not currently part of the sex offences act, and many are taking advantage.