In this episode, we take a look at common types of poverty porn and how to avoid that trap. Poverty porn is when any type of media exploits the poor’s condition in order to generate enough sympathy to sell you something or to raise money. They do this by oversimplifying poverty with an image or short videos that not only paint incomplete pictures but demoralizes those in need.

At the end of the day, guilt and pity will lose their effectiveness over time as we get desensitized to poverty porn. So the most important thing we can do is to help equip and empower those that need help to become agents of change rather than empowering ourselves, celebrity ambassadors and the middle men (non-profit organizations.)

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