There are numerous ways to combat institutionalized oppression, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and violence. One way just so happens to be through the art. This piece explores identity groups who are discriminated against every day, which President Trump has only emphasized through his actions and words. It questions why the history of our country has divided people by the color of their skin, why powerful men can say what they please about the female body, why heterosexuality is the only sexual orientation, why people should fall on either side of a gender binary, and why violence has continually been used to target certain identities in this country. This piece speaks to underline the intersectionality of institutionalized systems of oppression and how just one part cannot be included without another.
New and Dangerous Ideas: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://docs.rwu.edu/nadi/vol1/iss1/5