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Poverty porn

Poverty porn

The term “Poverty Porn” has been used to describe any form of media that exploits people in poor conditions in order to evoke sympathy or support for a given cause. The subjects are usually children or individuals characterized as suffering, malnourished and helpless. This book is a reader, that amis to trigger the reader to look beyond the images of poverty and to comprehend that charity(institutionalised giving) is only deepens the problem to understand what and how poverty is and works. The book basically is a picture book in first sight, but each page(image) can be unfolded to reveal a critical essay or article. There are billions of people living in extreme poverty which is the inevitable part of the capitalist agenda. Capitalism has been benefitted by poverty ever since, therefore poverty porn will exist, as long as charities able to generate profit by showing the helpless suffering. Only the viewer, the citizen is capable to recognise its absurdity and take action against this immoral pshycological manipulation.