Oppression | The New Engagement

Oppression

Oppression

By Brian Alessandro

Identity politics confounds and consumes.

By Lois Roma-Deeley

As the vantage point shifts, the viewer is deconstructed.

By Amanda Krupman

Critters. Commitments. Whatever the pest, it gets under the skin.

By Cris Harris

The ardent toil of a tiny colony fills a lumberjack with fascination, admiration, and self-reflection.

By Alexis Cohen

A profile in the shape of a case study probes the decaying and methodical mind of a misogynistic sociopath in a story written by a seasoned clinical psychologist.

Veiled Voices story art
By Benin Lemus

Unresolved, uncertain, and untrusting, the chasm grows.

The Prisoner I & II story art
By Nadia Ibrashi

War makes men monsters and monsters men.

Millicent Gardens story art
By Marie Manilla

Humiliation and desperation/ community and aspiration.

In Polite Rejection story art
By Sam Desmond

In a bitter voice, the undergirding of self worth is dismantled as a possible, unnerving root of feminism is excavated.

Equals story art
By Casey Haymes

A relationship shakes amid combat against corporate greed.

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