What is Liberation?

For me the term Liberation means the freedom of oppression and is something that a lot of different groups of people are still fighting for. This website covers issues that relate to minority groups in our society and are the Liberation groups identified by the National Union of Students (NUS), these being LGBTQ, Black, Women and Disabled. Within the NUS Mental Health falls within Disability; however, on this website we have split it into its own section as it covers such a huge array of issues and impacts upon such a huge number of students and the population at large.

We have chosen to use the word Liberation as opposed to Equality because it is impossible for us all to be equal. As a woman, a black, disabled or LGBTQ person, it is horrendous but likely that within the society we currently live in you may often find yourself at a disadvantage to others; being equal would mean dragging everyone else down to the same level of oppression – in essence it is not the removal of oppression but the sharing of it. Liberation means a complete shift in culture in order to remove the barriers that people experience.

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