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Invisible Violence in the Webcamming Market

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.”
–Paulo Freire

There are many forms of violence and many of them are not physical, so, they are not so obvious to notice, and thus, to prove. For instance, abuse of power, especially at the workplace, in any market segment.


Social sciences name it as "invisible violence".


Freedom is first constructed through knowledge and struggle, and it is quite obvious that this excludes passive behavior. One of the consequences of freedom is conflict, but this is not necessarily bad, as we could imagine that the most guaranteed way to fail in anything in life is to try to please everyone.


Pleasing everyone also means paying special homage to the oppressor.


At first, it may feel like a sense of (false) security. But, in fact, everything that the oppressor wants is to remain in power. It is not very obvious but flattery does not change the status of those who suffer the oppression, it is just more humiliation for them.


That is why it is not a good idea to exchange freedom for this sense of security that is not even real. Thus, oppression is characterized by relationships that dominate, scare, exploit individuals between social groups in economic, social and psychologic terms.


The point which can be made is that we all have some sort of fear—it could be about our physical integrity or the future that lies ahead, yet we should not allow this fear to paralyze us and prevent us from seeking a purpose and the necessary steps to make it happen.


Read more at: Priscila Magossi on Freedom vs. Oppression in Camming Industry




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