Say What?! Feminism is Veganism

Being feminist means being vegan. You can't be a true feminist if you're eating meat. I read this comment on Facebook and it hit a nerve with me. My first reaction was, "Why should people be telling others what to eat and what not to eat?" The more I thought about it, the more it bothered me for…

It’s NOT their fault!

It angers me when people blame the victim of a crime for the crime which they never committed.  It angers me even more when these victims are victims of a sexual assault (SA).  These stupid ignorant people (they should be glad I didn't call them worse names) are too stupid and ignorant to know the…

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,…

The value of a son

I read a blog post last night by MK Chang about the "requirement" for a Hmong couple to have at least one son.  MK Chang is a married Hmong American with children, like myself.  And like most Hmong married couples with no sons, MK Chang and her spouse are pressured by family to have at…

I’m not a bitch, I’m a feminist!

I discovered a word that describes who I am and what I stand for just recently this year. "Feminist." I'll write it again, FEMINIST. Thanks to my mom, I grew up to be a person with a strong sense of morals, values, and ethics. I know what's right and what's wrong for me. And I…