A voyeurism epidemic becomes a problem for South Korean women who often find their photo and videos in places such as toilet stalls and changing rooms and video on the different pornographic sites. Last week, one of such site’s founder jailed amid a porno obsession like molka.
South Korea got a real problem called an epidemic of spycam pornography, where victims are secretly filmed in places such as toilet stalls and changing rooms. that called molka, or secretly filmed images of a sexual nature. A series of monthly protests in Seoul have drawn tens of thousands of people who called for the tough control and punishment of the founders of the porno sites with such kind of disgusting content.
According to Seoul police, thousands of crimes go unreported while the number of spycam crimes surged from around 1,100 in 2010 to more than 6,500 last year. The miniature device is easy to install and hard to detect with an unarmed eye. As the Korea Herald reports, “It is difficult to measure how much harm the existence of the website caused our society, visibly and invisibly.”
‘I’m not Korean porn’, say South Korea’s women
In South Korea, it is illegal to distribute pornography or videos featuring sexual content. Despite this ban, such content 18+ are widely shared via servers based overseas or through secret file-sharing sites.
Molka has reached epidemic proportions in South Korea ver last year, the huge demonstrations by women are continuously demanding that police take action against persons who film and share the material. During a period between 2012 and 2017, of the 16,201 people arrested for molka sharing and dissemination, 98% were men, said police. No need to say that 84% of the 26,000 victims recorded over the above mentioned period were women.
President Moon Jae-in has acknowledged last year that the use of spycams had become “part of daily life” and called for tougher penalties for offenders.