Dystopia Final Definition

A Dystopia is a system and social construct that is characterized by oppressive statutes that are upheld by imaginative submission of the lower rank through hierarchical control. The first source sprouts from Iris Young’s Five Faces of Oppression: exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural domination, and violence. Oppression ultimately serves as the Continue reading

Utopia: A Toxic Form of Positivity

According to Robinson, utopias “express our social hopes.” In the prompt it states a specific quote from Robinson: “It’s crucial to keep imagining that things could get better, and furthermore to imagine how they might get better.” These two specific quotes remind me of manifestation. Manifestation is outwardly and holistically Continue reading

Oppression in the Workplace

The five faces of oppression are exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence. I believe that all five faces of oppression exist in present day America and this is regardless of specific example, but is foundationally based in that I do believe that Young’s claim that these five faces allow Continue reading


Dys•to•pia| dis-‘tō-pē-ə noun : a substandard place, system, or nonarbitrary social construct created by governmental entities that is perpetuated by heavy suffering and injustices where only a small few attempt a coup. The reason I define dystopia as being more than just a place rests in that dystopian books I Continue reading