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

America: Land of the Free?

Although the United States of America boasts of being the “land of the free”, various facets of oppression are present within the country. Iris Young describes what she calls the “five faces of oppression”: exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence, all of which I believe can be seen in Continue reading