Snowpiercer Critique

Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans is a suspenseful, action filled film in which we get to witness a bloody revolt against an oppressive class system. The movie displays a dystopian world in which Earth has frozen over, and the extreme cold has exterminated nearly all of humanity. The last few living Continue reading

Feelings About Learning

I sense that I am becoming more comfortable observing behaviors in literature and movies that relate to dystopian societies. I have a greater understanding of what emotions a person may be going through when faced with a society that does not encourage individuality, independence or equality among its citizens. Reading Continue reading

Young’s Five Faces of Oppression, Defined

In her article “The Five Faces of Oppression,” Iris Young categorizes five distinct methods employed by societies or dominant groups within societies to oppress individuals and weaker groups, methods that are often misidentified by members of the society as “injustices” rather than forms of oppression. The following definitions were developed Continue reading

Oppression: the Scariest Changeling

Iris Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression” defines oppression within the context of justice and injustice. She asserts that oppression is too broad a term and requires more specific subdivisions. For this reason, Young proposes five types of oppression – exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence. According to Young, exploitation Continue reading

Social Groups and Activism

Five faces of oppression by Iris Young is a well-written, multi-perspective article about the history and modern-day effects of oppression in the United States. Young begins to state the definition of oppression and who are the receiving groups of these issues. She makes it a point in her article to Continue reading

Young’s Five Faces of Oppression: Dissected

The Five Faces of Oppression written by Iris Young attempts to define and describe what oppression is and how oppression can appear in different forms. Young talks about oppression in order to highlight what injustice looks like in the United States in opposition to justice. To start off, Young points Continue reading

The Many Faces of : Oppression

In the article “Five Faces of Oppression” by Iris Young she delves into the hindrances that affect various groups all over the world. Early on, Young expresses that there is no clear cut way of defining oppression and the way it impacts different groups, including intersectionality. The article expands into Continue reading

Blurred Bodies of Oppression

In Irish Young’s Five Faces of Oppression, she lays out five major components of oppression that may be used singularly or in any combination to oppress a group of people: exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism and violence. To put things in context, Young starts out by explaining the point that Continue reading