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Another Photographer being labeled a PERVERT


boxer57 7 85 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 4:02PM
Just come across this article on another site,

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1035315/Father-branded-pervert--photographing-children-public-park.html


Pretty sad state of affairs if you ask me.

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RipleyExile 11 1.6k 17 England
16 Jul 2008 4:06PM
Henchard 9 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 4:06PM

Quote:
Pretty sad state of affairs if you ask me.


What reading the Daily Mail? Wink

Oh and i t was posted yesterday

Edit Damn too slow
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 4:26PM
I notice nobody went on there and posted the comment "These people only worry about perverts because they read the Daily Mail"

or do they filter posted comments ? Wink
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 5:19PM
OK Bri I have posted my comments, but I did get a message that comments are pre-moderated, so lets see if my comments get through.

I think the papers have a case to answer. If papers like this one were not trying to whip up the paranoia over the issue would it happen as much. Was the miss guided woman in fact a Daily Mail reader? Go back over some of your stories and think, have you contributed to this silly situation where photographers are seen as a risk to children.

As it is it sounds like you have pushed a stupid trivial event into the news.

So if you want to do something how about running an article on photographers rights, and dig out some of the info on who are the people most likely to commit offences against children.
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 5:34PM
Nice one John

Grin
kaybee 10 3.9k 24 Scotland
16 Jul 2008 5:58PM
Strange how nobody ever complains about a woman taking pictures of kids
MrGoatsmilk 6 1.5k England
16 Jul 2008 7:19PM
Lets all dress up as ladies and take our photo's!

Just think a load of hairy blokes dressed like the ones from the Bounty (kitchen roll not choc) ad on TV, running around with cameras.

Stu


Er hang on thinking about it, that would just make it worse Smile

Quote:Lets all dress up as ladies and take our photo's!


Well I'm a lady and some 14 years ago I was questioned by a policeman after taking photographs of a playground in a park, so it's not gender specific.
I was working for the Parks Department and taking photographs on their behalf, I hadn't been expecting to do site visits and was smartly dressed and wearing high heels.
I wasn't acting in a furtive manner yet one of the parents had called the police.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 8:13PM
I think the way forward is to get a bright purple T-Shirt with:
Yes I'm A Pervert
written on it. Bet no one stops you!
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 9:00PM

Quote:Strange how nobody ever complains about a woman taking pictures of kids
Don't count on it. Here's a female taking photos at a public scouting event in Canada, in a public park. And being told she can't, until the police rescued her.
(Can we have some of those Canadian policemen over here ?)
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 9:38PM
Interestingly not only have the Daily Mail not added my comments it looks like they have pulled the other comments. Can anyone else see them?
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 9:45PM
Nope - theyve gorn
EnigmaPhoto 9 487 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 10:08PM
I actually read this today on the plane back home.

I don't normally read the Daily Mail, but it was the only one not in Dutch. This was the only story I read and to be honest, I'm so glad I'm leaving this country.

I'll always proud to be British, but I just can't take it anymore.

6 more weeks and I'm out of this crazy, politically correct, over-reactionist country.

Grrrrr.
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 10:21PM
You do not need to leave the country just stop reading the Mail and its whipped out of trivia stories.

and the Dutch have their own PC items.


Quote:In the 1960s, the Netherlands became known as an "anarchists social laboratory," producing one of the earliest examples of political correctness. Strong taboos in areas such as governmental control, privacy, and racial relations were the rule. While the Netherlands has become a country with a large degree of personal freedom, the ideas that originated in the openness of the 1960s have since spilled over from the private into the public sphere, resulting in an era of anxious conformity. Vuijsje, a Dutch journalist, examines why notions of political correctness became so strongly ingrained in the Netherlands and how the results have not always been positive.


you could buy the book

I thought Holland was one of the most politically correct countries in Europe. We just think we are. It fits in with the various incorrect views Britain's hold of themselves and their country.

Oh and I think it is a nice enough country. No problems.

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