Wear your oppression with pride

The question shouldn’t be if any faces of oppression exist in America, it should be, how many could I count on my hands…and maybe toes. The faces of oppression we see in America today resemble those that Young says they appear as, which includes exploitation, marginalization powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and Continue reading

Five faces of Oppression in society today.

Many forms of oppression still exist in America today. Iris Young explains that 5 main forms of oppression are exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence. Although I feel like each of these is present in America today, I will discuss examples of exploitation and cultural imperialism. Exploitation has been Continue reading

The Existence of “faces of oppression” in the U.S

In Five Faces of Oppression, Iris Young uses a family of concepts and conditions that she divides into categories to help understand and describe oppression. The five concepts she discusses are exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism and violence. Out of the five concepts she described there are two that I Continue reading

Oppression Occurring in American Societies

Many faces of oppression still exist in America today that continuously go unnoticed. The five faces of oppression that we focused on in our readings for this week were exploitation, marginalization, violence, powerlessness, and cultural imperialism. The main ones which I feel have impacted society in America are violence, marginalization, and powerlessness. As I have learned oppression is defined as the exercise Continue reading