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Poverty porn

Poverty porn

The term “Poverty Porn” has been used to describe any form of media that ex-ploits people in poor condi-tions in order to evoke sym-pathy or support for a given cause. The subjects are usu-ally children or individuals characterized as suffering, malnourished and helpless. This book amis to trigger the reader to look beyond the images of poverty and to comprehend that charity is only deepens the problem. There are billions of people living in extreme poverty which is the inevitable part of capitalism. Poverty porn will exist, as long as charities able to generate profi t by show-ing the helpless suffering.