By John Miller
Recently, the Dixon High School AP Language and Composition classes read Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn. The book chronicles the different ways that women are being oppressed on a global scale. The book looks frankly at such topics as maternal mortality, honor killings, and female mutilation. Many of the things the students read took them aback, and they wanted to do something in response. The topic they have chosen to address is sex trafficking. This is a crisis in many parts of the world, particularly in Southeast Asia and parts of the Middle East, but the students were shocked to find out how Sacramento is also a hotbed for sex trafficking in California.