Oppression is the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. It can also be defined as an act or instance of oppressing, the state of being oppressed, and the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically, by troubles, adverse conditions, and anxiety.

Read more about Oppression:  Social Oppression, Institutionalized Oppression, Systematic Oppression, Internalized Oppression, Resistance

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Bahá'í Faith In Uganda - Developing Community - Other Developments - Oppression, Violence, and Freedom
... "This was principally the result of a campaign by a number of Arab countries ... Since these countries were also by this time providers of development aid, this overt attack on the Baha'is was supported by covert moves such as linking the aid money to a particular country to the action that it took against the Baha'is ...
Marxistic - Variants - Marxist Feminism
... social relations between men and women, is the root of women's oppression ... Gender oppression is class oppression and women's subordination is seen as a form of class oppression which is maintained (like racism) because it serves the interests of capital and the ruling class ...
Oppression - Resistance
... aim to oppose, analyse and counter oppression in general examples include Liberation Theology in the Christian world, and Re-evaluation Counselling in the psychotherapeutic arena ... Modern-day groups that actively oppose oppression include Ligali, a British African organization headed by civil rights activist Who Touch people Toyin Agbetu ...
Sakkiliar - Oppression - Sakkili As A Derogatory Term
... Due to the negative connotation associated with this word coined by others, the community has chosen its name to be Arunthathiyar using Sanskritisation.basing on the text of vedic origin from a wife of a mythical Brahmin-vashishta sage of the highest order named Arundati known for her unparalleled beauty and loyalty. ...

Famous quotes containing the word oppression:

    The nature of women’s oppression is unique: women are oppressed as women, regardless of class or race; some women have access to significant wealth, but that wealth does not signify power; women are to be found everywhere, but own or control no appreciable territory; women live with those who oppress them, sleep with them, have their children—we are tangled, hopelessly it seems, in the gut of the machinery and way of life which is ruinous to us.
    Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946)

    God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.
    Luis Buñuel (1900–1983)

    We should have learnt by now that laws and court decisions can only point the way. They can establish criteria of right and wrong. And they can provide a basis for rooting out the evils of bigotry and racism. But they cannot wipe away centuries of oppression and injustice—however much we might desire it.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)