Marginalization is thought to be worst facet of oppression because it takes away certain basic rights and freedoms from the marginals. Since our society is mainly sociall structured for working people located within large organizations, who are very picky about their work and workers, many marginals are oppressed by their lack of self-respect for not being useful in society’s current organization.
I agree with the readings that since marginals become dependent on welfare policies, their rights to freedom, autonomy, and privacy are taken away by their dependence on them through the social service authorities directing them how to better their lives.
I think it is interesting how the readings point out that our society’s capitalist nature in work is structured around male experience oriented individualistic ideals which has no space for the idea that dependency is a norm for everyone in society, and that women, through their domestic works and work outside of the home have a different view that dependency is in everything we do. How do we incorporate this to society?
A realization of this helps think about our policies and culture as a whole. How can policies be less depriving of rights and freedom, besides putting into practice respecting clients self-determination by allowing them to direct the work’s goals, and teaching students to respect client’s decisions, unless it harms others?
How would one go about correcting the structure’s injusticeness?
How would policy of inclusion look like?
Who would enforce it?
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