Detail from Fragonard's The Swing Pin up girl The term "upskirt" is relatively recent, but the concept and interest therein are not. In "polite society", looking up a lady's skirt was regarded as impolite or rude. In less polite society, looking up a lady's skirt or her lifting up the skirt or otherwise exposing her underwear was regarded as bawdy , as in the case of cabaret dances such as the can-can or in the case of entertainment involving the raising of a dancer's dress by her spinning rapidly. By the polite society, such behaviour was widely judged as indecent. The sudden popularity in the s of the miniskirt brought the concept out onto the streets, and was viewed by many as mass exhibitionism. One commentator in the s said, "In European countries
Okay. I believe he committed suicide, but maybe he didn't. However, if he had lived, I would have thought there would be documentation that he was forgiven. But that's neither here nor there. The question is whether or not he had free will to make the choice. He did.