Stop CreepShots!
  • Petitioned David Karp

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CEO Tumblr
David Karp
CEO Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg
CEO Twitter
Dick Costolo
CEO Yahoo
Marissa Mayer

Stop CreepShots!

    1. Petition by

      SFD

Trigger warning: nonconsent, voyeurism, rape

"Followed her out of the store to get a good shot of that ass" - Comment on Facebook CreepShots

Creepshots are nonconsensual sexualised photos of women taken in public, then shared online amongst (mostly) anonymous, male users. The photos are usually close ups of areas such as breasts, buttocks, and crotches, and "upskirt" photos are common. It is likely that some of the women featured are underage.

This behaviour is going on across the most prominent social media platforms. The Twitter account alone has over 85,600 followers. People have already been reporting these pages to no avail.

From the CreepShots tumblr:

"What is a ‘CreepShot’ you ask? Easy. Creepshots are CANDID pictures. If a person is posing or aware that a picture is being taken, then it is no longer a creepshot. A true creepshot captures the natural sexy, embarrassing or funny aspect of the subject mater/person without their knowledge."

A sample of comments from the moderators on their Facebook group:

- "She's not asking for it, she's begging for it."
- "Always a target whenever shopping. She better hope I dont run into her in the parking lot on a dark night"
- "Nothing special but there might be something under those panties that I might like"
- "Obviously wants the d and I am willing to give it to her, whether she likes it or not"

It is shameful that Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr would host content of this nature that degrades women and creates a world unsafe for us. This behaviour - and the lack of consequences for it - both highlights and perpetuates the pervasiveness of our rape culture.

We want the pages taken down and to have content of this nature explicitly disallowed by your terms of use and policies.

We also want to look into possible legal consequences for those taking part.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. Private photos of women are surfacing too

      by SFD

      Trigger warning

      Sadly we have started to see that some people sharing creepshots taken in public places are also sharing photos taken of women inside their houses. Men are sharing images of their unsuspecting wives/partners naked or during sex.

      Please share this petition further if you can!

    3. Reached 6,000 signatures
    4. Creep active in Chicago area

      by SFD

      Tumblr users have identified an area of Chicago one of these creeps is operating in. There is a post about it here: http://sexistfacebookdudes.tumblr.com/post/52930024310/creepalertchicago

    5. Reached 5,000 signatures
    6. One down, two to go!

      by SFD

      Facebook page removed! Now onto Tumblr and Twitter.

    7. Reached 4,000 signatures
    8. Decision-maker David Karp responds:

    9. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Tanner Noland WINTER SPRINGS, FL
      • 5 months ago

      yo like this is hella fucked up what the fuck is wrong with people

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    • Natasha C D, UT
      • 5 months ago

      d

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    • Lauren Comm AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      This is a blatant invasion of privacy.

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    • Matthew Sowden AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      Signing this to say they won't be able to stop them they will just keep popping up.

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    • Ashley DiMartino NESCONSET, NY
      • 5 months ago

      This is disgusting

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