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the act of subjugating by cruelty

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the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"

a feeling of being oppressed

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It ignores the concept of community, that we're all in this together, and that what affects one affects all, that is, what's come to be called the intersectionality of oppressions.
She "emphasize[d] the importance of race, class, and gender as intersecting oppressions in shaping the U.
In addition, social group consciousness implies an understanding of the interconnected nature of oppressions (Collins, 1991; Weber, 2009; Young, 1990).
Topics addressed include power structure theories, oppression and socialization, voting and electoral participation, theories of the state and oppression, social movements and the state, and multiple oppressions in state policies and practices.
Numerous authors have called for a more inclusive definition of privilege (Bohan, 1996; McIntosh, 1992; Robinson, 1999), and some (Harris, 1995; Reynolds & Pope, 1991) have explored and identified multiple identities and oppressions.
Polyamory deconstructs and dismantles within our most intimate lives the systems of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and other oppressions.
This, our [1787] Convention [that drafted the Constitution] understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.
To black male monist thinking, the end to black male oppression will necessarily precipitate the end to all oppressions, including sexism.
Je propose ensuite un autre modele, appele le kaleidoscope, comme une facon additionnelle de conceptualiser les liens entre les oppressions.
The Los Angeles race rebellions sear images into my consciousness of African Americans claiming authentic citizenship, in the midst of their own oppressions.
This, our [1787] Convention [which drafted the Constitution] understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.
The artist's female protagonists are inevitably affected by the interlinking oppressions of race, class, gender, and nationality--oppressions that have been identified and elucidated by, such black feminist scholars as bell hooks, Patricia Williams, Barbara Christian, and Audre Lorde, to name a few.
By claiming that all forms of oppression are equal in importance and consequence, the equality-of-oppressions paradigm appears friendly to the goals of human liberation.
This, our [Constitutional] Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.
Though both Madam and her employer share a subordinate, female status, the oppressions heaped upon Madam are in no way lessened by the fact that her oppressor is a woman.