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op·pres·sion

(ŏ-presh'ŏn)
nursing Acts of subjugation or coercion related to decisions about health care.
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Gender and Racial Opression, Epistemic Injustice and the Social Imagination, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
There's plenty of weightyness in the fat studies diaspora, with writers tackling fatness and mother blame, the intersections of transgender and fat law, fat opression as a form of volence against women, and, most chllingly, the fat gene and the gay gene as a factor in the new consumer eugenics movement.
Certainly, we hope that the rest will follow suit until the last southerner leaves that party of the bigotry, division and opression. And so, welcome back among your people and join any party of your choice.
They too deserve a portion of our time and money to rebuild their lives, let alone discuss the real reason of ongiong opression. Let us all join together for common justice and leave the prejudice behind.
In this way, the socio-political and economic consequences of decolonization have created a curious reversal: the "Oriental woman" has too-often become the "Arab woman (writer)," who now sells her story of brutal opression, followed by liberation and the realization of Western values, to the ex-colonizer.