Slum tourism is an activity that involves visiting communities in impoverished areas. One major con of this activity is a violation of people’s rights to privacy. Slum tourism involves staring at impoverished people like animals in a zoo. In doing so, people in marginalized communities will not be free to enjoy their privacy rights, since they need to be watched for tourism operators to receive revenues.
Moreover, slum tourism makes impoverished people feel degraded in society. The activity likens people to animals in the zoo since visitors stare them from far without initiating meaningful interactions. In the process, the lives of people in marginalized communities are left unchanged. Notably, operators want impoverished people to remain poor to collect high revenues from tourists.