We rejoiced when you came from the hills to free your nation from tyranny and opression
"Contradiction itself, far from always being a criterion of error, is sometimes a sign of truth." Simone Weil, Opression
and Liberty (137).
Valignano notes that the Acehnese built 'gruesas armadas de galeras que haze da grandissimo trabajo y opression
a Malaca', and had besieged the city many times, so that, whereas 'en otro tiempo tan abundante y sana esta agora en mucha necessidad de mantenimientos y muy enferma'.
In this sense, a hierarchy is formed, with the dominant system of opression
at the apex, holding primacy over other, sub-dominant, categories.
My sweete soule, whos life in thy presens Joyeth most of any, and by thy want wanteth what shold susteyne his beinge, or geeue cumfort to the opression
of his discontent.
Fear of government opression
. Fear of government dictatorship.
Close to home: a materialist analysis of womens opression
. London: Hutchinson; 1984.
is subtler, stiller and more lethal than this facile amalgamation of victims would suggest.
It is not possible to make sense of the disputes about biological determination of intelligence, disease, or social behavior without knowing the history and content of racist and sexist rationales for opression
. Identifying the source and the social consequences of scientific arguments does not resolve the arguments, but it is certainly a necessary component of the analysis.