The United States and its Five Faces

Iris Young’s The Five Faces of Oppression provides a rubric to identify oppressive situations, rather than a fixed definition. The five faces are exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence. Considering that Young was inspired by oppression in all of its forms in this country specifically, it is no stretch Continue reading

Redefining Dystopia

When the word dystopia is plugged into Google, the result is its definition: “an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic.” On the other hand, Merriam-Webster describes a dystopia as “an imagined world or society in which people Continue reading