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Are graphic victim images acceptable to use in social reform movements?
Graphic victim images are acceptable to use in social reform movements
Social reform movements garner support by using graphic victim images.
They have been successful in ending several past injustices. Without these images, those injustices might still be happening today.
Censoring these images would be a violation of freedom of speech and expression.
There is no more effective way of making people realize the horror of an injustice than graphic victim imagery.
If potentially upsetting and disturbing some people can save the lives of many people, it's worth it.
Frequent exposure to graphic imagery can result in people becoming desensitized.
There are other ways to protest injustices that don't cause public disturbance
Such images can negatively effect people's mental health. This harm outweighs the good they bring about.
Such images are disrespectful towards the victims by exploiting their suffering
Using these images in the public sphere can lead to children seeing them. Children are not emotionally mature enough to handle them, and can be seriously upset by them.
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