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Anti-oppressive Practice

15 Questions
Anti-oppressive Practice

This test puts you on a continuum of ability to practice from an anti-oppressive framework.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the best use of anti-oppressive language?
    • A. 

      Victims of domestic violence

    • B. 

      Women who have experienced abuse

    • C. 

      Abused women

    • D. 

      Ladies with abusive partners

  • 2. 
    A woman comes to the shelter, she has a one year old baby.  At intake the baby looks flushed to you.  Your thoughts...
    • A. 

      Maybe the baby is sick, if Mom asks we can get her some tylenol

    • B. 

      Mom will follow up if medical help is needed

    • C. 

      I am going to monitor Mom, because its likely she won't follow up

    • D. 

      What a crappy Mom

    • E. 

      This issue is on my radar for sure: I have seen a lot of bad parenting in shelter

    • F. 

      Ask Mom if baby has been sick - make a treatment suggestion

    • G. 

      Ask Mom if baby has been sick - tell her to let us know if there is anything she needs

  • 3. 
    If I am working with a woman from a culture I am not knowledgeable about, my usual practice is
    • A. 

      To be worried - I have no experience working with someone from this culture

    • B. 

      I look at websites, or get information in some other way - I want to know more about her culture

    • C. 

      I ask coworkers if they know more about this culture

    • D. 

      No special action. My practice does change from one woman to the next

  • 4. 
    Last year we had a presentation about Anti-oppressive practice at Res Team
    • A. 

      I was at this presentation

    • B. 

      I was not at this presentation, but looked at it on the intranet

    • C. 

      I was not at this presentation, but got the gist of it from those who were there

    • D. 

      Huh?

    • E. 

      I wasn't there, but already know a lot about anti-oppressive practice

  • 5. 
    Thinking of some of the changes we have made to become less oppressive at WCH over the past year and a half, how would you describe your reaction:
    • A. 

      I have welcomed all the changes, and have helped my coworkers understand the importance of becoming more anti-oppressive

    • B. 

      I have embraced the changes, but don't bother others who feel differently with my opinions

    • C. 

      It has been a mix of reactions - some I liked, some I didnt

    • D. 

      I liked all the changes except for one

    • E. 

      I have had a difficult time, but have been actively engaging in discussion about it

    • F. 

      I have had a difficult time, but am being quiet instead of making waves

  • 6. 
    Think of these services used by many of our women: Ontario Works, Housing Access Centre, London Health Sciences Centre.  Can you think of any oppressive practices that any of them have:
    • A. 

      Yes, I can think of an example for each

    • B. 

      Yes, I can think of several examples for each

    • C. 

      I cannot think of any oppressive practices that any of these institutions have

    • D. 

      I can think of one oppressive practice for one of these services

    • E. 

      I can think of several examples for just one of these services

  • 7. 
    How have you contributed to creating anti-oppressive practices at WCH
    • A. 

      I have initiated one or more changes

    • B. 

      I have supported someone else's changes

    • C. 

      I have not really contributed to challenging oppression

    • D. 

      I am easy going - I just go with the flow whether things change or stay the same

    • E. 

      Usually when there is change, I am the one to complain about it

  • 8. 
    What is "intersectionality"?
    • A. 

      A way of explaining how a person can belong to many different groups, which sometimes creates multiple losses/gains of social privilege

    • B. 

      I have no idea

    • C. 

      That we all have many different roles, therefore no two people can totally relate to each other

    • D. 

      A way of describing a good relationship between two people of different backgrounds

  • 9. 
    I value diversity
    • A. 

      Absolutely

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      What do you mean "diversity"?

    • D. 

      No

  • 10. 
    At one time clients of Community Living London were referred to as "mentally retarded".  What is the current correct term?
    • A. 

      Mentally challenged

    • B. 

      Intellectually disabled

    • C. 

      Learning disabled

    • D. 

      Slow

  • 11. 
    We make cultural food available to women of culture because
    • A. 

      We want them to feel welcome and comfortable

    • B. 

      It is their right

    • C. 

      To avoid complaints

  • 12. 
    What should be next for WCH in addressing anti-oppression in our agency
    • A. 

      I have no idea, but am sure there is something

    • B. 

      Maintaining the gains we have already made

    • C. 

      I have an idea or two I would like to put forward

    • D. 

      My opinion is that we have already gone too far with anti-oppression here

  • 13. 
    What is Ramadan?
    • A. 

      I don't know

    • B. 

      Muslim tradition of alternating feasting and fasting, held every September and lasting ten days

    • C. 

      The ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset

    • D. 

      A special prayer for peace and health

  • 14. 
    To truly understand a culture you must know its
    • A. 

      Language, values, traditions, norms and identity

    • B. 

      History, literature, celebrations, dress and food

    • C. 

      Politics, values, traditions, norms, history and jokes

    • D. 

      Geography, history and traditional medicines

  • 15. 
    If members of marginalized groups hold an oppressive view toward their own group, or start to believe in negative stereotypes of themselves this is called
    • A. 

      Internalised oppression

    • B. 

      Marginalization effect

    • C. 

      Learned helplessness

    • D. 

      Learned oppression effect