October 4, 2007

I learned that...

The last discussion was probably my favorite so far. I really enjoyed learning about what my classmates thought of the treatment elders get from the young and how young people view their parents as old fashioned. I also liked how everyone had a different opinion about the actual reason behind it (such as the media). It was FUN!

October 1, 2007

Discussion Questions

1. Taken from the article "Minority Women and the Experiences of Migration," a quote said by a Hmong man :
"Freedom to us is like freedom but in quotes." Is this statement referring to just Hmong men, or both men and women? Is it fair to say Hmong women's freedom is even more in quotes than men's freedom and if yes, why?

2. From the same article, talking about Rabi Das women, they are forced to go into labor for the survival of their families, but when in labor forces, they are ridiculed for being there. How is this working system fair? Why do people of the same culture of Rabi Das allow this behavior to happen to their own people?