Monthly Archives: April 2009

Thinness and Women

Via Jezebel, comes an interesting piece from The Daily Mail on thinness and women just in time for equal pay day (since the author argues that the thin obsession is one possible reason for the gender pay gap). While  agree with Jezebel that the body-shaming bits are unfortunate in an otherwise good piece, I also whole-heartedly agree with […]

Square Butts for Kids?

I don’t know how many of you have seen the new Burger King commercial advertising Spongebob Squarepants kids meals, but after seeing it for the first time the other day, I have to say I’m appalled that Burger King thinks this appropriate marketing – to kids or adults. For a quick view of the whole […]

Support the Women’s Center — Buy Raffle Tickets!

During the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the UMKC Women’s Center will be selling raffle tickets to benefit the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Project. Tickets will be $1 each or six for $5and can be purchased at one of our Sexual Assault Awareness Month information tables throughout the month, or at the Women’s […]

More Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project, along with the UMKC Women’s Center, and our campus and community co-sponsors will be hosting several events next week to mark the month. Please plan to join us at the following events: SAAM Informational Tables. Monday, April 20; Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Location: University Center walkway (Volker […]

President Obama Recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In a first, President Obama has released a presdiential proclamation recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. While activists and advocates have been promoting April as SAAM for quite a while now, this is the first time that the President of the U.S. has released an official proclamtion (you can read it here). While this […]

New RAINN PSA for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) has released a new PSA for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Video below: Check it out and let us know what you think.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project, along with the UMKC Women’s Center, and our campus and community co-sponsors will be hosting several events next week to mark the month. Please plan to join us at the following events: SAAM Informational Tables. Monday, April 6; Time: 4-6 p.m.; Location:Oak Street Residence Hall courtyard.  The UMKC […]

"Impossibly Beautiful" @ Shakesville

The “Impossibly Beautiful” series over at Shakesville is, for my money, one of the best series of blog posts out on the internet. In today’s installment, Melissa McEwan looks at a video op-ed from the New York Times, titled “Sex, Lies, and Photoshop.” I encourage all of you to check out Melissa’s post and watch the […]

Keira Knightley Stop Domestic Violence Video

Interesting anti-domestic violence video from the UK (a warning that it’s difficult to watch). I’m not sure what I think about it and the comments over at Feministing all over the place as well. What do our readers think?