Systems of Oppression

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Systems of Oppression: Ten Principles 01:47 “A reality that explains why certain types of people are better able to realize the  American dream than other types.” Most important stratifcations: Class Race Gender Sexuality Understanding of Frye’s definition of oppression makes the term SOP. Frye explains oppression (“press”) as a “force outside the individual and requires  resistance if it is to be offset.” Second, the bird cage analogy explains oppression as a system which is hard to see if  you only look at one wire of the cage (system). SOP A SOP is a social structural phenonmenon Ex: distribution of people among universities. High class, ivy league, and lower class A SOP is a socially constructed reality Ex: men having the right to approach a woman they find attractive. We create what is  socially acceptable or normal of heterosexuality. A SOP is power-based
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