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In the News (Sun 17 Dec 17)

  
  OPPRESSION
When the stresses and frustrations of being a man are cited as evidence that oppressors are oppressed by their oppressing, the word "oppression" is being stretched to meaninglessness; it is treated as though its scope includes any and all human experience of limitation or suffering, no matter the cause, degree or consequence.
The root of the word "oppression" is the element "press." The press of the crowd; pressed into military service; to press a pair of pants; printing press; press the button.
At any rate, whether it is deliberate or not, people can and do fail to see the oppression of women because they fail to see macroscopically and hence fail to see the various elements of the situation as systematically related in larger schemes.
www.terry.uga.edu /~dawndba/4500Oppression.html   (1640 words)

  
  Oppression Summary
Oppression is the negative outcome experienced by people targeted by the arbitrary and cruel exercise of power in a society or social group.
In sociology, the tools of oppression include a progression of denigration, dehumanization, and demonization; which often generate scapegoating, which is used to justify aggression against targeted groups and individuals.
When oppression is systematized through coercion, threats of violence, or violence by government agencies or non-government paramilitiaries with a political motive, it is often called Political repression.
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Oppression, the result of (or the experience of) this self-perpetuating form of interactive constraint, is a situation in which the apparent social consensus, the culturally shared and expected analogue of reality, would come into unresolved conflict with experience-based emotionally-informed assessments of reality made by the individual.
Oppression is an interactive phenomenon; it is felt, or sensed by the input of emotion, which precedes interpretation.
Patriarchal oppression is characterized as an immobilization contest in which men compete with each other in an attempt to paralyze and rigidify the behavior of as many people as possible.
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Oppression is the negative outcome experienced by people targeted by the cruel exercise of power in a society or social group.
In sociology, the tools of oppression include a progression of denigration, dehumanization, and demonization; which often generate scapegoating, which is used to justify aggression against targeted groups and individuals.
A hierarchy of oppression is a ranking (hierarchy) of relative oppressions according to arbitrariness and cruelty, or according to the perceived negative effects on oppressed communities.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=oppression   (525 words)

  
 Oppression
The philosophy of oppression, perfected and refined through history as a true culture of injustice is especially understood when this philosophy has become so rooted in the spirits of the oppressors themselves and their ideologies that they are not even aware of their guilt.
We believe that there is oppression and that there are the oppressed and the oppressors, the alienators and the alienated, those that have taken the mark of the beast and those who refuse to take the mark.
The foundation of such a method is love." "So I returned and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
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 Oppression Through Ignorance. Adapted from the Moral Philosophy of Asa Mahan
It is hardly necessary to presently expose the more obvious kinds of oppressions that history has revealed and is abolishing in her course of progression.
Oppression is not so much the continuance of government when there is no need for it, but the "unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power" for selfish ends.
There are many men who put themselves under their own oppression by insisting that ministers should not be salaried, even though the apostle wrote an entire chapter on the need and right for such.
truthinheart.com /EarlyOberlinCD/CD/Alethea/Oppression.html   (11439 words)

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