Defining Dystopia

In class we defined Dystopia as “An imaginary or real place whose people may lead a restricted and oppressive existence under some form of authority”.However, this definition doesn’t encompass all aspects of a Dystopian society. To define “Dystopia” you must also consider how the society came to be. The definition Continue reading

Redefining Dystopia

In class we attempted to gather the defining characteristics of a dystopia into one single definition. The definition that we settled on at the end of our discussion was “an imaginary or real place whose people may lead a restricted and oppressive existence under some form of authority.” I found Continue reading

The Key Five

Iris Young was an American theorist and feminist. Young’s focus was on justice and social differences.She specifically focused on the multiple meanings that are associated with the word oppression. Young explains how their is no singular clear definition of oppression. Instead she argues that all oppression is composed of five Continue reading