https://archive.org/details/MayesRitchinWorthFull

Listening to the the above interview with Stephen Mayes, Fred Ritchin and Jonathan Worth, I noticed that Ritchin comments on how the mass sharing of images online has caused a numbness towards to violent photographs. He also points out that being bombarded with shocking imagery puts society into a state of complacency, they don’t feel like they can do anything because it has already happened. And the ability to like and share is like a placebo, it makes society feel like it is doing something when it isn’t.

I think this is an important conversation to bring up in my paper. As it contrasts the idea that Azoulay puts forward that removing the barriers of viewing images of rape would help rape societies views of rape, and therefore rape culture.

This also places further positive light on Project Unbreakable, as it gives a solution to the potential problematic discourse of placing images of the moment of real rape into public view.

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