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Reflection question
by Nandita (INS) - Saturday, 17 May 2014, 6:18 AM
Dear friends,

We assume that you have read the modules and since you have not raised any queries, we also assume that you have none.

So taking the discussions forward, we would like you to read the following case carefully and answer the question that follows:

"A & B live together. A is a nightclub dancer & B is a Teacher. Both have respect for each other’s choice of career. One day A & B went to the market together. A bought vegetables for house, some clothes for both of them, and B bought some magazines and a packet of condoms. On their way back home, they saw a group of people having a fight. A immediately wanted to join the fight while B wanted to go home. A joined the fight in spite of B’s repeated requests. B was very upset with A’s behaviour and fought with A all the way home."

In this case, who is male and who is female?

Look forward to some lively discussions.

Martha and Nandita
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Re: Reflection question
by Amit Kumar Pandey - Monday, 19 May 2014, 10:27 AM

Dear Martha and Nandita,

This is an interesting case. None of these behavior are biological functions of male or female. Anyone, male or female can do these roles and has got nothing to do with gender.



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Re: Reflection question
by Nandita (INS) - Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 7:45 PM
Great! Thank you Amit for your response.
What do others think? Do you agree with Amit or do you have any other opinions?

We would love to hear from you.

Martha and Nandita
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Re: Reflection question
by (Patrick) La Ring - Friday, 23 May 2014, 7:25 PM

For me, Both A & B would be a female. Because, in Myanmar, there is no male nightclub dancer working for his career. And, why B, majority 85 % of school teacher are only female.



La Ring

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Re: Reflection question
by Nandita (INS) - Monday, 26 May 2014, 8:39 AM
That's interesting La Ring ... so you think both A and B are female? A, because there are no male night club dancers in Myanmar and B because 85% of teachers in Myanmar are female. If this is so, then tell us, is it also common and normal for women in Myanmar to buy condoms? And don’t forget this individual also wanted to join in the street fight?

In India too the majority of night club dancers are women and yes, there are a large number of teachers who are female; but it is still not common for women in India to buy condoms and join street fights. These were and still are considered the domain of men.

So in this case, who do you then think is male and who is female.

Martha and Nandita
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Re: Reflection question
by Raj Shree Verma - Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 3:31 PM

Dear all,

I agree with what Amit has said but I feel that as per the social norms, A could be female and B is male. It may be the fight for some women concern so A was interested to intervene but B doesnot. Generally male buys condom and female vegetables. She cares of all so she may have bought cloths for all. 

thank you...