Out of the Five Faces of Oppression, the face of oppression I chose from Young is powerlessness. Young speaks about powerlessness in three ways. The first way young spoke about powerlessness was acquiring and practicing a profession with an expensive progressive character. Secondly, Young stated while many professionals have supervisors Continue reading

Oppression at its finest

After our recent reading “The Five Faces of Oppression” I found two of her elements that we are currently living in todays society. The first one I believe is currently happening would be violence. Since Covid-19 the crime rate in New Orleans has increased. While in the pandemic most people Continue reading

How many faces of oppression exist in today’s world?

The five faces of oppression are violence, exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, and cultural imperialism. A few examples of faces of oppression that exist in the United States society today are racism, sexism, and religious persecution. Racism is treating people differently based on their skin color or ethnicity. Sexism is treating people Continue reading

Land of the Oppressed

As Iris Young explains, oppression appears under the faces of exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence, all of which are alive and present in the United States today.  First, exploitation is rooted in our capitalistic society. One social group with the resources, wealth and status can dictate another group’s Continue reading

Oppression in America

I think Young’s Five Faces of Oppression are prevalent in America today. There are countless examples of people being oppressed, marginalized, and exploited in America. One example that comes to mind are the migrant workers from Mexico that come to America in search for work to better their lives and Continue reading