There is this article going around on social media, with the picture of a woman airline staffer, an injured and obviously traumatized victim of a terrorist suicide bomb attack in Brussels. The correctness of putting up the photograph and questions of whether it is right or wrong are doing the rounds, with each click showing her picture and with people offering several views.
Never mind the hapless victim.
This question would not have arisen if this picture was of a mother breast feeding her child or tribal women in their natural attire. I am sure, this question has not arisen because a woman is injured but people are confused if a picture of her exposed in public, needs to be ‘talked about’.
The writer in the article laments “yet we wear that responsibility lightly, clicking and sharing promiscuously’. This writer is also confused.
My point to the confused– And this includes the random ‘clickers’ on social media, who are sharing their confusion or commenting on such posts thereby knowingly or unknowingly spreading them.
If you are so confused, f*****d up and far from home in your head, do not put that picture up or share it, while you rely on the ‘freedom of confusion’. Wait till you get some clarity.
And if you are sure that it is correct, then have the balls to say so, and be thereby open to legal action that the victim may choose to take against you for your ‘freedom of expression’.