Speciesism refers to the “prejudice or discrimination based on species, especially against animals”. Essentially, it is the idea that humans have greater moral rights over animals – for simply being human. This was not a term I was familiar with before this week’s lecture. Walking out of this week’s tutorial, where we watched 2013’s Blackfish, the … More Speciesism and Bambification – Do we not take animals seriously?
Poverty porn is a type of media, whether it be “written, photographed or filmed, that exploits the poor conditions of an individual in order to generate the necessary sympathy for selling newspapers or increasing charitable donations or support for a given cause” (Aid Thought, 2009). It can be argued that the saying ‘any publicity is good … More Depicting Suffering – Who Is Telling The Story?
Hang on guys, I’m about to get deep and meaningful on the topic of selfies. What is a selfie? Why do people take and post selfies? Is it empowering to take selfies? And why do people immediately criticise Kim Kardashian’s motivation for her revealing selfies when a male doing the exact same thing won’t … More Selfies, Selfies Everywhere