unoppressive

unoppressive

(ˌʌnəˈprɛsɪv)
adj
1. not cruel or harsh
2. not constricting or depressing
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For contemporary pop stars like Deschanel and Perry, the opposite of seriousness doesn't come off as a reflective playfulness or a movement towards unoppressive joy.
Carr, an authoritative author in the field of international politics, once remarked, "It remains true that a new international order and a new international harmony can be built up only on the basis of an ascendancy that is generally accepted as tolerant and unoppressive or, at any rate, as preferable to any practicable alternative." (40) Today, in an age of a diversifying multilateral framework, the JMSDF must play an increasingly significant role in the formation of that international order.
If you're interested in literature by or about Dylan and/or other rock and jazz luminaries and legends, as well as every other possible genre imaginable including William Blake and the best Beat writing, check out the Unoppressive Non- Imperialist Bookshop on Carmine Street in the heart of Greenwich Village--they have the widest selection and lowest prices in town.
"In the unoppressive city," claims Young, "people open to unassimilated otherness" (240-41).
Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies can be seen as having transformative potential in that they can bypass sexual identity where formations such as Lesbian Studies reinforce it, and focus more cleanly on the disruptive tasks of critiquing normative thinking and developing unoppressive structures of thought.
On the one hand, it definitely hints at the influence of the overall ideological conservatism of the American 1980s, yet on the other, it demonstrates the difficulties of envisioning, even in works of literature, an alternative, unoppressive version of home once the female protagonist returns to domesticity (here again, literary and social space are inseparable).
She contemplated several possibilities for resisting heteronormativity: women might engage in resignification where novel and unoppressive meanings might be ascribed to heterosexual acts (e.g., the vagina actively engulfing the penis instead of passively being penetrated), women may let their sexual acts proliferate into new and challenging sexualities (e.g., polyamorous relationships), of women could come to envision their bodies as a source of power.
Well, I'd start with republicanism itself, followed by representative and participative democracy, governmental adaptability, collegiality, citizenship, unoppressive conquering, and the treatment of women and slaves.
Iris Young has used the ideal of the "unoppressive city" as a model for a similarly multifaceted understanding of community.
Is it possible to develop a concept of the neighbourhood as an 'unoppressive place' where the interests of all residents, including old-timers and newcomers, are embraced?
It is arguable that the alignment between identity politics and the criminalization of hate lends itself all too readily to an agenda of left-wing fundamentalism which can be deeply resented -- a fundamentalism which is based not on a self-reflexive and unoppressive form of liberation, but on self-censoring in a context of a morality that is wielded as an ideological tool (Epstein, 1995).
Her ideal becomes the metropolitan world of Manhattan-type situation-comedies, Seinfeld and Friends: 'Our political ideal is the unoppressive city ...