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Oppression derives from the concept of being weighted down, and is often depicted as such. Here, a
laboring under the metaphorical oppression of the
Oppression is the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. [1 ]
Social oppression [ edit ]
Social oppression is the socially supported mistreatment and exploitation of a group, category, or team of people or individuals.
Institutionalized oppression [ edit ]
"Institutional Oppression occurs when established laws, customs, and practices systematically reflect and produce inequities based on one’s membership in targeted social identity groups. If oppressive consequences accrue to institutional laws, customs, or Practices, the institution is oppressive whether or not the individuals maintaining those practices have oppressive intentions."
Resistance [ edit ]
Several movements have arisen that specifically aim to oppose, analyze and counter oppression in general; examples include
Liberation Theology in the Christian world, and Re-evaluation Counselling in psychotherapy.
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