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Weight stigma, fat-shaming, fatphobia — it’s oppressive, like every other oppression in the world.
That, I thought, was just a fact that was not particularly relevant to everyday life, and certainly didn’t feel it was oppressive.
Parler—the right-wing social media platform that bills itself as a haven from oppressive content moderation—is starting to embrace some of the top-down moderation practices it used to bemoan.
My greater fear, rather than the discourse about whether it’s good art, is that this art will be used inadvertently and naively as ways to normalize oppressive institutions.
All great cities take on an identity of their own so overwhelming as to become oppressive.
Whether advocates and orators had liberty to plead in causes, manifestly known to be unjust, vexatious, or oppressive?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Oppressive laws compel me to pay a portion of my hard earnings to support them in their pride and indolence.
The thermometer now ranged between 87 and 89 degrees and the weather was consequently extremely oppressive and sultry.
The majority, no doubt, would gladly retain him; but there were some to whom his presence was oppressive.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
The air is oppressive with tobacco smoke; the boisterous talk of the men playing cards near by annoys me.

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