Stalking: A serious crime

The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that an estimated 3.4 million people are stalked every year.  Although males and females can become victims, females are at a higher risk of being stalked.  People ages 18-24 experience the highest rates of stalking.  About 60% of stalking victims do not report the crime…

“Hunted Like Animals”

In 2006, there was a hype in the Hmong community about the documentary by Rebecca Sommer, "Hunted Like Animals."  The film synopsis on Rebecca Sommer's website states that: Hunted Like Animals is an eye-opening documentary about an ongoing, but unknown, genocide — against the Hmong people in the jungles of Laos.  Coerced into joining the…

My biases: Cheaters and abusers

I believe that I am a fair person.  I try not to judge.  I try to understand.  I may not agree with other people's choices or lifestyles, but I can empathize.  Any kind of person.  Any kind of situation.  Unless you're a cheater or an abuser. Cheaters and abusers are the dirtiest, lowest scums in…

My mom: The first feminist who shaped my views

March is Women's History Month in the United States.  This month, we acknowledge and celebrate women who have made extraordinary impacts in the political and social spheres in the past and present.  Feminists. Besides it being Women's History Month, today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, a global holiday celebrating the economic, political,…