Here are some important dynamics of oppression to keep in mind!
- Power is an important part of understanding oppression
- Power is more complex then who has it and who doesnt
- On a personal level, power comes from within
- Anyone in the target or privilege group can feel empowered of disempowered
- Power at the group level comes through coalitions, teamwork, influence, etc.
- Power comes from ones level of authority.
- It is important to remember that groups give power to individuals (or sometimes to sub-groups of the larger group)
As an activist, these are some important things to know! I hope this was helpful! If you have any other dynamics of oppression, comment below and let me know!