Oppression Is A Type Of Injustice

1346 Words Dec 11th, 2015 6 Pages
Malasia L. Clarke
West Chester University
SWG 511
Final Exam
Dr. O’ Neal
December 11, 2015

The Subordinate Group Oppression is a type of injustice. Oppression is the inequitable use of authority, law, or physical force to prevent others from being free or equal. The verb oppress can mean to keep someone down in a social sense, such as an authoritarian government might do in an oppressive society. It can also mean to mentally burden someone, such as with the psychological weight of an oppressive idea (Napikoski, L 2015). A women who have been batter by men often talk about the heightened sensitivity they develop to their partners’ moods. Being able to anticipate and avoid the men’s rage is important to survival (Adams, M 2010). Survival sometimes means not responding to oppressive behaviors directly (Adams, M 2010). To do so could result in psychical harm to oneself, even death (Adams, M 2010). Woman have been viewed as less emotionally secure than men, however rather than seeing gender as extending from sex, Butler argues that sex is produced by gender. That is, the discursive formations of masculinity and femininity require the belief in a naturally bifurcated structure or biological sex (Chinn, S. 2010). Women Oppression History in America Women suffered an excessive deal of oppression during the eighteen hundreds, from their fathers, husbands, the police force, and society. Women living in the eighteen hundreds wasn’t secured in, and out of…
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