Friday, October 25, 2013

Former UT Equipment Manager get more Time for Improper Photography

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Ulloa, Jazmine. Former UT Equipment Manager gets more Time for Improper Photography. (24 October 2013) Austin American Statesman.  

1. Category of problem: Individual Rights/Privacy Rights

2. Level of problem: Local

3. The article concerns: Recently, a former equipment manager for the University of Texas at San Antonio has been caught and is currently facing the charges for photographing and filming multiple nude women in the locker room.

4. Why is this important to families/individuals OR how does it affect individuals/families?

            a. If put in this situation, an individual and their family could be immensely effected by this. Being filmed in the nude, unknowingly, sounds like a life changing event. An individual could go through an emotional rollercoaster that could be difficult on herself and her family. It could even cause some to reach out to counseling or therapy, which of course, would raise costs for the family.

5. What are your views on the issue/policy?

a. I think that this is an issue that needs to be addressed and punished to the fullest extent. This man secretly taped eleven women while they thought that they were showering and changing alone. Little did they know, someone was viewing, and probably enjoying, their every move. This is sick, twisted, and scary to those of us that use public gyms. This however was not a public gym; it was the women’s locker room for the track and field team on their campus. Students should feel welcome and comfortable using the facilities that they are available to them and that they paid for in their tuition. The fact that their security and trust were breached is unforgettable. This will change the perspectives and the lives of most of these women. I know that personally, I would feel violated to the fullest extent and would be disgusted at the idea of a man secretly watching me in the shower and dressing room. It almost feels if I am writing a reflection right now on a horror film, however it is something that occurred just down the road from us. Something needs to be done about this. They need to at least charge this man to the fullest extent in order to set an example to others. Though this will not change the event that happened, it could help to prevent others from thinking they could get away with committing a crime like this. As stated above, students should be able to feel safe and comfortable showering in their own campus locker room. Some kind of policy needs to be taken that can prevent future occurrences or events like this one.

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