April 13, 2011
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Yes, there will always be the issue of false consciousness, 250mg Zithromax Side Effects In Children. Am I doing this because I am expected to do it. Zithromax Side Effects In Children, Do I like high heels despite the problems associated with them because I’ve been told that heels will make me look beautiful or sexy. Do I cook more than the men because I’m supposed to do it. When I change my name, make my career secondary to my husband’s, take a few years off from work because of the children, and do the lions share in housework and child rearing -- is it truly my choice. 30mg Zithromax Side Effects In Children, I don’t know why so many women make these choices. I don’t know what I am going to do in the future. But while I figure it out, I will coo over babies, go camping, throw a mean punch, and cry at movies. In short, I will do what I feel like doing.
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March 11, 2011
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March 08, 2011
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Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, HERE'S A PART IMAGINARY, part real email thread of conversations among faculty members at an elite law university in India. Two developments are being discussed simultaneously – one is a weekly cricket match, and the second is the establishment of a women-only Women’s Law Society. The names of participants in the conversation have been changed to maintain anonymity. I have identified the professors as male and female to pronounce the genderedness of the conversation.
Dear students and colleagues,
I am emailing to inform you that I will be taking the lead to organise a weekly 20-overs-a-side cricket match with tennis ball (our facilities don’t allow hard ball cricket yet) each Saturday morning, between 9 AM and 1 PM. We need at least 22 players for a proper 11-a-side contest, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. The idea is to mix students, faculty members and some campus-based non-teaching staff members in creating two teams on the spot every Saturday morning and to play with the gusto and spirit that die hard lovers of the game thrive on!.
So, please RSVP about your participation in this Saturday morning’s inaugural game to me. I hope to hear back from at least 22 of you so that we can have a rollicking start!. The plan is to make this Saturday morning tennis ball match a regular fixture that students and faculty will look forward to as a form of bonding, competing and… of course, exercising. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, Cheers,
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Dear Prof. A,
This sounds very exciting. I wonder too whether some bonding experience might also be organized that would enable the inclusion of female students and faculty, particularly considering that not only is sports generally played by men - but cricket in particular.
I am sure regulating female participates to the sidelines was never the intent - but nonetheless the side effect. I also understand how central cricket is to Indian culture, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. I hope to engage all faculty in this challenge.
Prof. B (female)
I completely second Prof. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, B. Even the most declaredly gender neural spaces and categories – especially something like sports – turns male by default – so much so for cricket.
Prof. C (male)
I’m excited to hear about Prof. A’s cricket plans. I won’t be able to make it this Saturday, but I’m looking forward to being a part of it from time to time on future Saturdays, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. I don’t think there’s a gender issue with having regular cricket games on campus, 50mg Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. Prof. A’s initial email made it clear that all students were welcome.
I understand there was recently an all-female meeting of the Women’s Law Society (WLS), and a decision to only allow female students in the future. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, I don’t know that there’s any automatic problem with that, although it raises some serious concerns. This may be an area where there is room for discussion and formulation of a non-discrimination policy. At many universities, official student groups are not allowed to exclude any members of the student body based on sex, race, religion, etc. We may want to consider a policy here.
In any event, at this stage in the development of our university, it is important to foster a wide variety of student initiatives, to ensure that there are activities that appeal to a diversity of student interests. To that end, I am excited about both of these recent initiatives and I look forward to hearing about many more in the weeks and months to come, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia canada, Regards,
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Dear Prof. B,
Very valid concerns indeed. The cricket we are planning will be competitive and fast, i.e. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, all male in likely composition. How about the Women's Society you are forming getting together and deciding on sporting or other activities that can involve female students and staff over the weekend. I wish your endeavour good outcomes, especially considering that you are an athlete yourself.
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Speaking from personal opinion: I don't think anyone's slamming Prof. A for his love of cricket, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. I think the issue was more about disparate effect and institutional sensitivity. E.g., if the cricket match is the primary informal means of interaction between students and faculty, then we need to think about additional options, 10mg Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia.
Regarding the WLS, there are reasons of disparate effect and unique perspective that militate towards varying degrees of exclusion-- as in almost all racial and religious societies. In my opinion, until the legal profession and educational system changes, arguments of reverse discrimination are misdirected, and take focus away from the purposes of such groups as the WLS. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, That said, any critical inquiry remains an important safeguard.
Prof. E (male)
If more of us had been witness to the first meeting of the WLS (though that might have defeated the point), perhaps this discussion would have taken a different turn. Luckily for me, since our research centre called the first meeting to session, I was able to attend it. I was surprised at our large turnout, considering it was after a long day of classes and immediately after another meeting. I was also surprised at the participation of every student in the room, 200mg Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, something I have never quite been able to accomplish in the classroom. And, I was surprised at what had drawn them to the meeting. The students were so relieved, it seemed, to finally have a safe forum to discuss what had been going on in their lives, and on campus. They talked about the attitudes of male classmates and how the male students always assume females can’t do things, and that males can. They talked about how they wanted to show the male students how prejudiced they sounded, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia.
It is important for female students to have a space to meet, without judgment or interference. Unfortunately, as Prof. E noted, we are in a society and a profession prone to exclusion. The WLS is one way to help mitigate this. Another is to foster an environment where females are included in the activities which bond faculty and students. As someone who spent years being excluded from corporate golf, whiskey, and after-after parties, I can attest to this from experience: what happens outside the classroom (or the boardroom) inevitably drives what happens in it. If we exclude female students both from bonding activities and from even bonding together, we are fostering the patriarchy outside and inside the academic setting.
I think it is important to have stronger faculty-student relationships, as the first meeting of the WLS taught me. I saw students who had never spoken up in class in an entirely new light. I am sure a cricket match would work towards this too, 250mg Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, for some people. I just want to make sure that those whom it doesn’t work for, and those whom it might actually work against (those excluded for not being fast or competitive enough), have spaces and activities that do work for them as well. And that when the cricket does happen, it is done in a spirit of inclusion by welcoming (as opposed to allowing) anyone to play. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, Regards,
Prof. F (female)
Dear Prof. F,
Thank you for your email. While I recognize and appreciate Prof. D’s point that many law schools have adopted policies that prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, religion etc. with respect to membership of student organizations, I want to share with you my experience in private practice. Large law firms, recognizing both the importance of gender diversity and the business potential of senior female attorneys, have adopted a number of women’s initiatives to foster the professional development of women in big law. These initiatives are generally available only to women for the reasons that Prof. E and Prof, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. F have already recognized- namely, 150mg Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, current systems of professional and business development take place in traditionally male spaces. Some the largest U.S. law firms have recognized that while keeping organizational initiatives open to all members of the organization is an ideal goal, the realities of the organizational environment necessitate certain gender specific initiatives in order to attain the ultimate goal of greater inclusion of women in the senior attorney ranks.
If the goal of our university is to provide an education to Indian students that allows them to compete on a global basis, there is no way to escape the critical component of providing an educational space that empowers the female students to compete with their male counterparts, within India or globally. It certainly is not a given, and I don’t think there was any suggestion by any faculty member, that such an educational space must exclude male students. Rather, the realities of the university environment at this point in time may suggest that such an educational space for the female students is best created by the WLS that includes only women. For example, the university has an uneven the ratio of male to female students, female students grapple with a cultural and familial context that may not be supportive of their professional ambitions, female students don’t have upper class/senior students to whom they may look for guidance, and, based on Prof. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, F’s email, until WLS, female students had not had a forum to discuss their experiences on campus. As these things change, perhaps in the future the WLS can be opened to both male and female students. However, at this point, it may be premature to take a context-neutral, gender-neutral stance on the WLS.
Prof, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia india. G (female)
Ah, now we are speaking. One mention of gender and you can see how things shake up – that’s the power of subversion. Apart from the WLS providing a much needed safe/ non-judgmental space for women on campus, it disturbs the neatness with which we want to go on with our lives within a ‘global’ space, seduced by the promise of emancipation. It’s the old, still unresolved debate on special rights/ privileges vs, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. equal rights/ privileges. No space or policy can be gender-neutral or non-discriminatory if the very structure and architecture of that space/ policy is not. And our university is no exception – by the sheer imbalance in the male to female ratio of faculty, students, admin staff, construction workers, service providers.
This of course is not the only marker as Profs. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, F and G have convincingly pointed out. As I mentioned in my last mail, 40mg Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, even declaredly gender/ caste/ sexuality/ disability/ race/ religion-neutral spaces are by default male/ Brahmin/ heterosexual/ abled/ white/ Hindu, and there is an almost unquestioning internalization of that fact – it disciplines us so smoothly that we don’t even recognize it.
Talk of non-discrimination in a space that is structurally unequal will only reinforce the gender hierarchy. I see no reason why the WLS should be looked at as an exclusive space – rather it’s the first step towards turning our university inclusive – making it substantively equal for its women students. It’s not factionalism, it’s solidarity. The very fact that WLS’ formation, or a move to include women students in the gender-neutral Saturday cricket fixtures unsettles us (surprisingly only men!) means that a hierarchy was already in operation, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. As Foucault has eminently reminded us, resistance to power, is what makes us recognize it. The WLS has done exactly that.
Having said that, as a feminist deeply committed to queering any form of essentialism – I’d like conveners of the WLS to respond to my question about whether a Hijra student can be accommodated within the WLS. This is a question with much larger purport than the WLS itself – of whether we are on the slippery slopes of biological determinism when we create women-only spaces to undo the gender hierarchy which in itself is predicated on biological determinism. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, How powerful is our subversion if we continue to operate within the binaries of male/ female. Are we subscribing to another hierarchy which places gender above sexuality on the arc of historical disadvantage.
Looking forward to more unsettling discussions.
Prof, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia uk. C (male)
Um… excuse me. Could you guys with your subtle post-essentialist analysis and managerial double-speak please stop trying to bring sense into this, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. I am still hoping to see a grudge match between Profs. A (male) and B (female). If Prof. B wins, the women of our university get to be free of their oppressive masters. Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia, If Prof. A wins, we’ll join the British Raj again, wear white for the rest of the year and pay “triple lagaan.” No. Arm wrestling. Push ups. Why am I the only one laughing.
Prof, Proper Dosage Of Tetracycline For Chlamydia. H (male)
P.S.; No one continued the thread beyond this email. The cricket matches have become a hit – though participation of female students is negligible. The WLS meets every week. On the occasion of the 100 years of International Women’s Day they organized the screening of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Deathproof’. Was it a feminist film. You need to watch it to find out.
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I joined ITI after school. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, Pain around the hip bone started. It was as if a sharp object was being pierced through my hips. Natural Substitue For Diflucan paypal, In the stomach, the intense pain extended till the urethra, accompanied by heaviness of the head and intense drowsiness. In addition, there were frequent bouts of vomiting, heavy flow of blood for more than four days, and nausea. I didn't feel like eating and in fact, used to be unable to eat. I craved a soda or a cool drink but that was a huge luxury we couldn’t afford, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. I used to lie down and scream amma, amma and roll on the ground in pain. The screaming and rolling would go down after swallowing a paralgon tablet, and I lapsed into a tired half-sleep. When the four days for over, it was real freedom.
I visited the ESI (Employee State Insurance) hospital with my mother. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, The doctor said that there was no medicine for this ache and the pain would be gone after marriage. Since I thought marriage was just exchanging garlands, I wondered why I shouldn’t wear them right away and get rid of the pain. That was the level of knowledge I had then and I was too uncomfortable to ask my mother about it. With time, the pain became worse, Natural Substitue For Diflucan australia. Although the ITI was only for girls, there were male lecturers for some classes. Once, between classes, before the next lecturer came, I went to the toilet quickly to change the cloth, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. The cloth fell down; the lecturer must have seen it. That day, I died of humiliation and shame.
It must have been 1977-78 when I read about sanitary napkins in the weekly magazines. I asked my friend Sharada about them. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, She was one of the rich girls in our class. She said that sanitary napkins were held in place by an elastic belt. I couldn’t ask for money at home. The polytechnic was about seven km away from home and one had to change two buses to reach the polytechnic. At home, they usually gave me enough money only for one bus (25 paise). I walked the entire distance and saved money, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. When I got the sanitary pad, it looked so beautiful and neat. I used it once and brought it home safely in a packet. I was wondering why I hadn't thought of this earlier. I started washing the napkin with soap; it fell to pieces. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, I was completely unaware of the idea of use-and-throw. And the price of one day’s freedom was a several-kilometer-long walk. Even today when I think of it, 40mg Natural Substitue For Diflucan, it hurts.
After my studies, I got a job in an electrical shop for a salary of Rs 100 per month. My siblings would now get at least one meal for sure. I was at peace, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. My work was from 9:00 in the morning to 8:00 in the night. The shop was about five km away from home. I used the bus during the first 10 days of the month and walk the rest of the days. A close friend also started working in that shop. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, Her presence gave me a lot of confidence. We would longingly wait for the shop owner to order tea twice a day, morning and evening. When we actually got the tea depended on the owner’s mood. Especially during my period, I craved that one tea desperately.
At times, stock taking would happen on the days when I had my periods. We had to climb on a ladder, remove the things from the top shelves, dust them, and then list them, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. My friend and I would do this together. The pain would be excruciating. One day, my friend gathered some guts and told the owner to assign stock-taking to men. Well, her family didn’t depend on her salary unlike mine, 1000mg Natural Substitue For Diflucan. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, For me, just the thought of my siblings would silence me at such times.
The shop owners had actually rented out a big house. The toilet in that house did not have a ceiling. One could easily peep into the toilet from neighboring terraces, shops and houses. There was scarcity of water as well. If the second day of my period fell on a Sunday, I did not have to take leave, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. At other times, I took leave and the owner questioned me angrily. My sense of self never let me cry before him. I controlled my tears and worked. One day, the wife of one the owners came to the shop. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, She was a compassionate person though she came from a rich family. Seeing me looking extremely tired, she asked, “why are you looking so ill?” I replied, “what to do, I wish I could die, but I am unable to.” I was 20 at that time. She felt very bad.
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After I got married, my husband’s eyes filled with tears seeing me in such pain, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. That eased my pain greatly. In fact, I even felt proud. In the second month, he was slightly upset. In the third month, he left for a movie. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, When asked, he said, “what do I do when you are under so much pain. At least, I’ll go and watch a movie.” I was numb with grief. Of course, he can’t take away my pain. But if he was under such pain, would I look around for joy.
During menstruation, I also used to vomit in the night. Before marriage, my mother, brother or sister used to massage my back as I vomited and give me warm water to drink, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. It was a great relief. One night, after marriage, 30mg Natural Substitue For Diflucan, I woke up my husband and ran to the bathroom to vomit. As I vomited, I realized that there was no one to massage my back. I returned to bed to see my husband sleeping. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, I was horrified but consoled myself saying that perhaps he didn’t hear me call. When I asked him, he said, “you were just vomiting; why should I wake up for that?” It hurt badly.
He’s actually not a male chauvinist. He treated my family as if they were his family. He never beat me. But he hurt me with his scathing words, just like any regular man, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. I am not sure whether the incident I just described would affect men. In all probability, they will think that I am making a big deal out small things. But it’s funny that men, who need their wives to take care of them even for a headache, call women the weaker sex.
Male readers and even some female readers might find this piece boring. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, Today’s middle class women enjoy ‘freedom’ and so they can afford to be ‘carefree’ as well. But, even today, these things are still a huge problem for women from poor families. I don’t know whether this is a woman’s problem or the poor person's problem, Natural Substitue For Diflucan australia.
When women take off on certain days, the sarcastic smiles of their male colleagues, their talk about how women use this as an excuse to not work, managers who remind women about responsibility at work, women who suffer all this in silence, being unable to voice their problems to their managers, etc…these are things that even women from middle class households suffer every day.
I recently read in the newspaper that about 65% of households in India do not have proper toilet facilities. Both in the villages and the cities, women must finish excretion early in the morning and wait until nightfall, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. Severe pain affects some unlucky women like me. However, blood flow and tiredness during those days are things that all women go through. These days, I take leave when the pain is unbearable. Moreover, my office has proper toilet facilities. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, Indeed, life has changed quite a lot for me. But it hasn’t changed for house maids, salesgirls who must remain standing the whole day, girls who study in corporation schools, etc. Natural Substitue For Diflucan paypal, I think they aren’t as naïve as I used to be. They must be aware that there’s ‘freedom’ for women, and that that ‘freedom’ is beyond their reach.
Last month, I was at the medical shop buying sanitary napkins. There was some drainage work happening on the road, Natural Substitue For Diflucan. I saw a 16-year-old girl carrying the pebbles to be mixed with the concrete. She was dark and beautiful. She was wearing a faded polyester skirt; perhaps bought for her puberty function. I remembered wearing such a new skirt at my puberty function. Natural Substitue For Diflucan, Filling the container with pebbles, she looked around to see if someone would help her lift it. There was no one. She didn’t even ask anyone. Gnashing her teeth, she lifted the container herself. A sharp pain shot through me. I remembered the days of stock-taking in that electrical shop. That young girl returned to refill the container. I felt a little proud at that sight.
(This article was first published in vinavu.com.).
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OVER THE LAST FEW Hostacycline And Tetracycline, decades, sociologists and economists have been exploring the consequences of marriage for men and for women. Many of the studies indicate that married people are happier, healthier and richer than single or divorced people. Sometimes this masks the fact that marriage has more advantages for men than for women especially when we examine the financial portfolios of married women in developed countries compared to never married or widowed women. Hostacycline And Tetracycline ebay, Married women appear to have smaller pensions and investments as well as savings. In the UK where I live, many more women work part-time than men, particularly after childbirth; there are more men than women in senior professional and managerial positions; and finally, more women care for elderly relatives (including parents and in-laws) than men and do so either by working part-time or by quitting their jobs, Hostacycline And Tetracycline india. Given these exits from the labour market at various points in their lives, it is not surprising that when they are close to retirement women have smaller pensions and greater economic insecurity compared to men, Hostacycline And Tetracycline.
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Well, personally, I am fond of the money and the way it allows me to set my own hours. I generally like most of my coworkers. I do dig my work attire way more than business casual (except the spiky heels, I do not like spiky heels, more of a platform gal myself). I absolutely admit without fear or guilt that I love making my own porn, you know, stuff that is depictions of what I like sexually and is a creative process for me and all. I like not having to deal with the whole corporate world thing. I love not being at a desk, in a cubicle, in a building with no windows. In fact, the whole idea of that sort of a working life is enough to make me want to put a gun to my head....We’re all different, so why would we ever be expected to like the same things?
Her post busts a number of myths and you should definitely read it. It also reminded me of the time I met a couple of street sex workers at Vimochana, a women's rights organisation based in Bangalore, 250mg Diflucan Used For. They talked about how things get difficult for them when they're shunted out of their work zones, in this case, Cubbon Road and MG Road. The fact that sex work has not been legalised in India means they are easy prey for cops who often extort free sex from them as a sort of 'hafta'. But despite haftas, certain streets frequented by 'respectable people' are still off limits, Diflucan Used For. This hits them where it hurts -- right on the belly -- because ironically the same respectable people are a huge client base. One of the women got quite heated and what she said, vehemently, angrily, 10mg Diflucan Used For, sticks in my mind: "What is your problem if two consenting adults decide to have sex. What is it that disgusts you. What is it that offends you?"
Of course, she meant the 'you' as a general form of address since I had not indicated that I was offended in the least but the strength of her bitterness struck me like a cleaver. Diflucan Used For, Because the context of sex work in India is different from that of the west, their situation was even more tangled. From an Infochange article:
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Perhaps, we need to loosen the ties a bit, stretch those social muscles in unusual ways, let restaurants and salons and train compartments profit from the refreshing mix of choice and difference. Perhaps we need to ask this question more often and more insistently: why must the right to admission be reserved, and against whom.
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