We encounter patients after they have explored various avenues of self-help. At times, these avenues involve the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Our readings this week are very helpful.
Select a common (or not so common) illness or condition that affects a specific ethnic group.
Identify two (2) CAM therapies that patients are likely to try before seeking (or in addition to) allopathic, osteopathic, or ayurvedic medical intervention for the illness or condition.
Discuss the effectiveness of each therapy you identified.
a totally different kind of ignorance, feminist on feminist shaming. This type of shaming would include gatekeeping by attempting to say who can and cannot be a feminist or whose opinion should or should not matter. One such specifically targeted feminist groups are the Liberal Feminists, one such feminist from this sub-type is the Lebanese-American porn star Mia Khalifa. Khalifa who believes that her work in the porn industry was her personal way of openly defying patriarchy. Professor Fida Afiouni at Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut whose research focuses on gender in the Middle East said in an interview with International Business Times, Mia (Khalifa) is definitely a feminist… She willingly chose her occupation…. Being a porno star is her own feminist expression and a means of asserting control over her sexuality. I believe that it is this assertion of control over her sexuality that is driving people crazy in Lebanon, as this is a blatant defiance to the predominant patriarchal structures. (Mofta) This type of story would be considered paradoxical in the eyes of a man and many feminists, whose rudimentary knowledge of feminism may strictly include the common teaching that pornography perpetuates sexism, oppression and supports the predominant patriarchal structures. Another self-proclaimed Lebanese feminist Julia Yazbeck mentioned in the same article posted to twitter “Watching Khalifa make global headlines felt like I had traveled for months, and just as I was nearing my destination, someone used my passport to wipe their ass, undoing all my hard work and sending me back to square one” (qtd. in Mofta). Yazbeck referencing her hard work as a Lebanese feminist was undone by Khalifa’s actions, but fails to recognize that Khalifa’s decision, while subjectively right or wrong was hers to make and by calling out Khalifa on a public forum damages feminism overall. Both Khalifa and Yazbeck are self proclaimed Feminists, but harbor very different ideas on what feminism means to them and how to disassemble patriarchal structures. Speaking on comments made earlier, that women are essentially accepted as immoral and irrational, or kind and benevolent, Khalifa in this instance broadly isn’t taken seriously by fellow feminists due to patriarchal structures and teachings. We are programmed as a society to view those who do subjectively immoral things as essentially entirely “bad” and taking Khalifa seriously as a feminist is nearly impossible to do so long as this mental programming exists. Khalifa can now spend the rest of her life fighting for feminist movements, but no matter what she does she will always be remembered or reminded >GET ANSWER