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What is oppression?

Why are we as people of society never pleased with one type of body? I just had a conversation with a friend about the supermodel Kate Upton, who in some ways physically conforms to “body ideals” and in other ways … Continue reading

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Help or Oppression?

I like to think that I can spot oppression when I see it. Sometimes it is so blatant that it is actually nearly impossible to miss. However, I consider the most dangerous form of oppression is that, which is so … Continue reading

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What is oppression?

Women’s oppression seems to be explicitly tied to women’s status as child bearers and society’s attempt to control female reproduction. This is abundantly clear both in the readings and the documentaries that we have seen throughout this course. A common … Continue reading

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What is Oppression?

Oppression: imposing power over others in unjust, discriminatory ways.  Oppression: forcing compliance with certain societal standards, or otherwise imposing unfair treatment, judgments, and limitations.  Oppression: being forced to identify as female or male.  According to marriage or drivers’ licenses, even … Continue reading

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What is oppression?

My interest in the Middle East was sparked midway through my senior year while reading Geraldine Brook’s Nine Parts of Desire, an incredible piece of investigative journalism that deconstructs conceptions of Islam encouraging feminine oppression.  To highlight how modern Islamic … Continue reading

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What is oppression?

As a woman going into the work world in a business related field, the practices described in Jeffreys’ “Keeping Women Down and Out” about male business outings concerns me.  Although I doubt that frequent strip club outings will be a … Continue reading

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What is Oppression?

Oppression is a cycle between the oppressors and the oppressed. Specifically, I am referring to the oppression of women in the music video culture, as discussed in Dreamworlds III. The cycle begins in the fantasy world where men are the … Continue reading

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What is Oppression?: How we view ourselves

Oppression is often viewed as the result of an external force holding people down. In Bordo and Hesse-Biber’s discussion of the media and food industries, we see that both have become oppressive forces perpetuating unhealthy body images and lifestyles. However, … Continue reading

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What is Oppression?

Oppression is often the use of authority in an unjust or cruel fashion that results in the oppressed feeling physically and/or mentally burdened. Last week’s readings focused heavily on the mistreatment of intersexed and transgendered persons. These persons systematically experience … Continue reading

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