Poverty Tourism in Mumbai

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Poverty Tourism in Mumbai This is crazy, people using one human’s suffering to make profits. Although I do see how it could be showing tourists the reality behind our one dimensional image of poverty that we are usually only exposed to here in America. If the tourists were actually learning and using this information for good purposes it would be understandable. But they are not going home and telling their friends about the culture circumstances. But I’m sure that the reasons for this type of tourism rising popularity are not all that positive. I think a lot of people are simply curious to see what abject poverty looks like, and they also enjoy the experience of going back home and realizing "how good they have it". Maybe they also like feeling like they are doing humanitarian work by pitying the poor and homeless. I just hate the idea of human beings being approached like objects in a museum, even if it is some constructive or positive end. I just think that with language and other barriers, there is no way that these tourists are engaging in a productive activities or conversations with the poor Mumbai people. They are just observing them as if they were animals in a zoo, and coming to their own conclusions about them with some minimal input from the guider who probably isn't even from the slum, and therefore has his own stereotypical judgments in what he is telling the tourists. At the end of the day its still going on, an my opinion is that it should be stopped. Because no human or humans should be exploited the way victims of poorism…...

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