Tag Archives: oppression

Choose your language…


This is not offered as a piece about “right language” and “wrong language”. It is clearly about language but it is really about choice- and the many choices we make whenever we use language to describe another person. Especially, for … Continue reading

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Sand vests in school for kids who cannot but help being kids…


Note that a sand vest is not the vest you wear while having fun in the sand pit- it’s teh heavy sand filled vest kids are being forced to wear in class to stop them moving “too much” in classes … Continue reading

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prescription – a basic element of oppression


One of the basic elements of the relationship between oppressor and oppressed is prescription. – Paolo Freire These days we rarely use the term except in the medical sense, to set out or pre determine beforehand [in writing], but it … Continue reading

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Environmental failure-oppression: the cause of “psychopathology”


Short version:
Shit is f#cked!
It gonna make you ill. Continue reading

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Prescription, Peer Support and the Pharaoh


Peer support : what have prescription, Opression and Yul Brynner got to do with it? Continue reading

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I’m right and you’re wrong… I disagree


I’m right and you’re wrong
I’m big and you’re small,
and there’s nothing you can do about it.
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when a person is kept in position of inferiority – Simone de Beauvoir


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