Was I a poster girl for carceral feminism?

By Gina Martin         

In 2017, I started a campaign to make upskirting a sexual offence after a group of men took photos of my crotch at a festival without my consent.

I got the evidence by grabbing one of their phones with the picture on and handed it in; I had witnesses; I reported it instantly to both security and the police.

When I reported the upskirting incident, I was  met with derision and ineffective action. So, when I headed home from that festival, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I spent two years campaigning and working with parliament and my lawyer to add upskirting to the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

In 2019, we won our case and upskirting was made a sexual offence.