Monthly Archives: October 2009

A Not So Tasty Sandwich

While in my sociology class, I recently learned a term called the sandwich generation. According to my professor, this term refers to women who are taking care of their children and their adult parents. If you think of a typical turkey sandwich, the top piece of bread represents the woman’s parents, the bottom piece her […]

To HPV or not to HPV? That is the Question

So for the past few months I have been debating whether or not to get the HPV vaccine. The HPV virus is passed through genital contact and has been known to come and go on its own. If left undetected and untreated, it can lead to cervical cancer. The thought of getting cervical cancer really […]

Local Resources in Fight against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Last time, I looked at a few state-wide resources in Missouri and Kansas, but this week, I’d like to talk briefly about three resources that we have right here in the community. For starters, we have a good list of local resources here on the UMKC Women’s Center website, and I’m using this resource to […]

Woman’s Work: The Shriver Report

The Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver have broken new ground with the publication of The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything. By taking a hard look at how women’s changing roles are affecting our major societal institutions, the report outlines how these institutions rely on outdated models of who works and who […]

Amelia Earhart Still Lives On

While reading the US Today, I came across an interesting article that made me realize just how far women have come. The article was discussing Amelia Earhart and a movie about her life that is in theatres now. Amelia Earhart was one of the first female pilots in the early 20th century and the first […]

Women in Advertising

Most of the time the only women that are seen on television or in advertisements are beautiful, tall, and thin. This is all a hoax. Even these ridiculously thin women are edited and airbrushed to fit the “image” of whatever company they are representing. According to an article I read, an even bigger problem, in […]

Eating Disorders

The most common types of eating disorders are bulimia (bulimia nervosa) and anorexia (anorexia nervosa). Both are very serious conditions, and if left untreated, can lead to serious medical problems or even death. According to a recent article I read, individuals who have eating disorders don’t see their bodies the way everyone else does and […]

National Breast Cancer Month

  October is National Breast Cancer Month and, as always, I am excited to see the fountain on the Plaza shooting out pink water. This is also the time for all the breast cancer walks that are going on everywhere. Breast cancer is something that I think will have an effect on everyone at some […]

Community Event: Zamboanga CD Release Concert

On Sunday, November 8, CFCA is hosting a CD release concert at Yardley Hall in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College. The evening will offer a collection of music and visuals, inspired by the CFCA documentary film about the Phillipines, titled “Zamboanga: Poverty, War, Music.” What does that have to do with the […]

Improving Better Communication With Your Daughter About Sex

This article really stood out to me because parents should be able to talk to their kids about anything and everything – even sex. With better communication there may be fewer teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. The article points out that “many studies show that nearly 70% of high school seniors are having sex.” […]