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The Ethics of Looking And The "Harmless" Peeping Tom

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    It’s often said that cinema,
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    by it's very nature, is voyeuristic,
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    because film offers the audience a window
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    into the hidden lives of others.
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    Watching people’s stories on the big
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    and small screen can indeed be
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    fascinating and exhilarating.
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    But the act of looking can also feel
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    uncomfortable, invasive, even violating.
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    Underpinning these uncomfortable moments
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    we can find some alarming messages
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    about the role of consent.
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    To explain, let’s start here
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    in the normal bedroom of a normal boy
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    doing normal boy stuff. Normal stuff
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    like spying on the girl next door.
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    Popular culture is filled with scenes like this one
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    Scenes in which one character, usually a man
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    spies on another character, usually a woman
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    without that person’s knowledge or consent
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    To be clear, we're talking about secret
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    surveillance of a person
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    while they're alone
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    in various states of undress
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    or engaged in sexual activity
Title:
The Ethics of Looking And The "Harmless" Peeping Tom
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Video Language:
English
Duration:
28:00

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