In some countries, the possibility of women
migrating may be influenced by religious and other
sociocultural constraints. A study of Asian migration
demonstrated that while women dominate migration
flows from countries such as the Philippines and
Sri Lanka, sociocultural factors in countries such as
Bangladesh and Pakistan apparently limit female
emigration (Battistella 2003, 1-33).
The very title of Jean Lau Chin's book—Learning from My Mother's
Voice—both honors her mother, a courageous woman who immigrated
to the United States from China, and indicates her mother's primary
role within the text as she describes life both in China and in the United
States, as well as her own immigration journey. It is a tribute to her
mother and other women who experienced immigration then and now.
Examining the life of one's mother often means the exploration of
geography (i.e., place), time period, and people central to her life.
It is necessary to understand that such portrayals find rationale in the power structures that govern Indian
society. These power structures do not impart any agency to women. The inclination to portray women as ideal
stems from the social and cultural context in which we reside. The pre-occupation with the ideal is what defines
the goals of Hindi cinema. This ideal allows for only two types of women characters – the good who is to be
idealized and the bad who is to be demonized. Most films still cannot sum up the courage to shatter myths of
Heart disease is one of several cardiovascular diseases, which
are diseases of the heart and blood vessel system. Other
cardiovascular diseases include stroke, high blood pressure,
and rheumatic heart disease.
One reason some women aren’t too concerned about heart
disease is that they think it can be “cured” with surgery. This is
a myth. Heart disease is a lifelong condition—once you get it,
you’ll always have it. True, procedures such as bypass surgery
and angioplasty can help blood and oxygen flow to the heart