Reality TV : Voyeurism

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What is voyeurism?

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Voyeurism is when we have the urge to

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see other people in intimate settings.

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With reality TV, this is what we're doing all the time.

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A lot of people would say,

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"It's not voyeurism. We're not watching them have sex."

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But we are watching them in some incredibly intimate situations.

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And it's just this desire that we all have

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to see what other people's lives are like.

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Again, from the tamest people-watching

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to why you turn and look when there's a car accident

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or why you wanna watch the video on YouTube

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of someone dying.

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Something about seeing into other people's lives

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just grabs us and always has.

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And that's absolutely what we're doing with reality TV.

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Whether you're doing it to feel superior to someone

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or to then go blog about it or whatever,

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we're doing it because we wanna see a snippet of someone else's life.

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[ pen writing ]

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What is voyeurism?

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Remember Aaron, the reporter from ESPN? Yeah.