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Essay #1 In Marilyn Frye’s essay ‘Oppression’ she believes that oppression is a systematic issue.  She defines oppression as "the living on one's life is confined and shaped by forces and barriers  which are not accidental or occasional and hence avoidable, but are systematically related to  each other in such a way as to catch one between and among them and restrict or penalize  motion in any direction."    Frye compares oppression to a bird cage saying that a person must  take a step back and look at the macroscopic view to understand oppression.  If you look at one  wire at a time in the bird cage you will see how that one wire is not restrictive or harmful.  In this  anology it seems as though it would be easy for the bird to fly around that one barrier to  freedom. However, when you step back and view the whole cage you will see that each of these 
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