“I’m disgusted that we live in a world where mothers, no matter how they choose to feed their children, are victimised for being vulnerable.”

That was the reaction of a woman after she alleged that a male colleague secretly filmed her as she expressed breast milk at her workplace.

She had been in what she thought was a “safe, locked space” expressing milk, when she noticed that she was being filmed.

The man, who has been suspended by the University of Cape Town, in South Africa, is alleged to have set up a live link in a private room at the institution on June 13.

The woman wrote in a blog that she was angry that providing food for her baby was “sexualised in such a cowardly way.”

The man has been charged and further investigations are being carried out.

Western Cape police have confirmed that a case of crimen injuria — the intentional harming of someone’s dignity — is being investigated against the 38-year old university employee.

There has been a global push for companies to provide special areas for women to breastfeed.