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  • v. Present participle of disempower.


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  • It's also fundamentally backwards looking and maybe even a touch disempowering, which is ironic given the brilliantly capable, future-oriented builders of worlds who dot the speculative fiction landscape (authors and characters both).

    MIND MELD: What You Should Know About Speculative Fiction and Mainstream Acceptance (Part 2)

  • This narrative still clings to whiteness and sees the changes taking place in the country as having a "disempowering" effect "with catastrophic implications" to whiteness.

    ANC Today

  • Next week, we will discuss the second narrative: 'This shouldn't happen to a white' which as we said earlier, also clings to whiteness and sees the changes taking place in the country as having a "disempowering" effect.

    ANC Today

  • In his keynote speech, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer called the limitations "disempowering" and warned that his office did not have the resources to track and prosecute spammers on its own.

    With This Law, You Can Spam

  • "It's kind of disempowering for me for you not to see how very important it is for me," she says.

    Your Moral Leader

  • It is profoundly frustrating, disempowering and, quite frankly, depressing to see so many one-time activists, caring friends and neighbors, concerned journalists, political and public policy leaders disappear like a puff of smoke once combination therapy brought a relative cure to those with the privilege of healthcare access.

    Sean Strub: 'It's Never Just HIV' Ad Campaign Oversimplifies the Issue

  • I believe we all have different ways we came to the gay community and we can't and shouldn't be pigeon-holed into one cultural narrative which can be uninclusive and disempowering.

    Cynthia Nixon Clarifies Comments: "Bisexuality Is Not a Choice"

  • Believe it or not, it is possible to reduce income poverty MDG1, and to meet a range of other MDGs regarding provision of basic health and education while simultaneously committing grave human rights abuses, disempowering the poorest, and encouraging the consolidation of power and wealth in the hands of the rich.

    Colombia's amoral development | Jonathan Glennie

  • All the disempowering messages of those entrusted with my education came to a crashing end when I stumbled on the idea of crossing the world relying on the kindness of strangers.

    Leon Logothetis: Although He Is no Genius...

  • Those who say it can't be done in an age of trivializing media, or the paradoxically fragmenting and disempowering role of the Internet, or the undertow of private amusement, or the hegemony of big money, are too cynical.

    Robert Kuttner: Consolation and Inspiration From Dr. King


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