Monthly Archives: February 2009

More Attacks on Indian Women

I am sorry to report that the Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women (organizers of the Pink Chaddi Campaign) is reporting that there have been five new attacks on Indian women in the past two days (see here, here, and here for updates). I have to say that reading this while still coming down from […]

Missing Mothers

From Unicef, via UN Dispatch and Feministing, comes a PSA on maternal mortality. Take a look: “Missing:” A message video by UNICEF about Maternal Mortality from Big Yellow Taxi on Vimeo. To find out what you can do to help stop these unnecessary deaths, visit this link and follow the action steps.

Pink Chaddi Campaign Update

You might remember that a couple of weeks ago we wrote about a campaign to support Indian women on Valentine’s Day (if you don’t, click here to read that post). Well, we’ve some good news / bad news updates. The good news is the pictures below of local UMKC women toasting Indian women on Valentine’s Day: The […]

V-Day and the V-Wall

This week wraps up our month of V-Day celebrations with our performances of The Vagina Monologues and Any One of Us: Words from Prison (February 25 & 26, respectively. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets).  People often ask me if I don’t get tired of doing the same thing over and over, year after […]

Why We Still Need Women’s Centers (Continued)

One of our first posts here was why women’s centers are still relevant and needed. This video, put together by a graduate student at San Diego State University, addresses the same topic, but is much cooler. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Moms are Mad!

Brenda sent me these two links a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would post on them, as she knows the whole parenthood dynamic is something about which I’m passionate. http://jezebel.com/5142805/american-moms-overwhelmed–pissed-off http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/mad-at-dad/?hp The short description is that mothers of young children are really angry with their male partners (of course, no mention of […]

What Would You Do?

Guest post by David Belt from MOCSA on the roles of men in an ABC News segment. ABC News has recently decided to play mad scientist by attempting to cross reality TV with social experimentation (throwing in a little “candid camera” and possibly “Punk’d”) in order to ask the age old question of staged situations, […]

Is Your Valentine A Real Sweetheart?

We are a bit late for Valentine’s Day, but this was too good not to share. From Alexandra Vinson at Emory University comes a fun video that educates about healthy relationships and warning signs of dating violence. It’s cute, funny, and smart — everything a good educational video should be. And the message is always relevant.

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 2008 @ UMKC

Thanks to the wonderful folks here in the Communications video lab (a big shoutout to Kevin Mullin and Adam), we finally have a YouTube-compatible copy of the video from the Walk a Mile march held in September 2008. Check it out, along with Dave Belt’s great guest post about the event. And save the date […]

Eve Ensler: Teenage Girls Guide to Surviving Sex Slavery

In honor of V-Day, check out Eve Ensler’s powerful new monologue. And remember to join us for UMKC V-Day 2009 events — we still have a film screening, the Congo Teach-In, and the performances coming up this month. For details or to purchase tickets, visit our website: http://www.umkc.edu/womenc/vday2009.asp