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Added Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by Action Alliance

Tactics of Oppression

Power and control look alike whether perpetrated against an intimate partner or an entire cultural/ethnic group.

Whether we are talking about power and control within an intimate relationship, or within the whole of U.S. society, we see the same tactics used to maintain an unequal distribution of power, control and access to resources.

This handout outlines examples of oppressive tactics used to control individuals in the context of intimate relationships compared with similar tactics used by government entities to control entire ethnic or cultural groups and communities.


Attribution: Content developed by Nathaniel Shara for 2012 Northwest Network Q&A for Advocates Training, Seattle WA - nathan@nwnetwork,org. Used with permission.