Monthly Archives: July 2010

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This Blog Has Moved

Effective July 21, 2010 the UMKC Women’s Center blog has moved to http://info.umkc.edu/womenc. You’ll find new posts (and all of our old posts) there. Please update your bookmarks, RSS feeds, etc.!

The NHAS Strategy is on Its Way to Stopping HIV/AIDS

On July 13, 2010 President Obama delivered the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).  This strategy is designed to restrain the spread of infection and to allocate treatment resources that are lacking around the nation.  In Obama’s speech, he asserted three primary goals for the NHAS: To reduce HIV incidence To increase access to care and optimizing […]

Rape in Congo: It’s Not Part of Their Culture… It’s Wrong and Needs to Stop

“You don’t consider rape a security threat…Rape here is so common…It’s cultural.”   After reading that quote, are you stunned?  Well, if your reaction is a blank stare, a furrowed eyebrow, and a thought somewhere along the lines of, “who in their right mind would think rape is cultural,” you are thinking clearly and, might I […]

Common Sense for Preventing Sexual Assault

So much of the advice out there about how to prevent sexual assault is usually directed towards the victims who are mostly women.  Something about that seems backwards. Why is all the responsibility still being put on women to “prevent” getting assaulted? I think that more of those conversations need to be directed at the […]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The previous blog mentioned the Women’s Center’s upcoming book discussion this fall on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.  I just finished reading the first book in the trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I can’t wait to read the other two books.  Larsson’s development of the character Lisbeth Salander is brilliant.  She’s mysterious, yet […]

Need a Break From Twilight?

For all of you out there that may be a little tired of all of the Twilight hype, I thought I would suggest some alternatives with some feminist flare. If vampires are what you like, consider reading the Vampire Academy Series. This series has 5 books currently, and the 6th and final one will be […]

Feminist blogging, a marketing ploy?

Is feminist blogging legitimate or just another marketing tool? That seems to be a question getting tossed around the blogosphere.  It all started because of a post by Emily Gould about Jezebel and similar sites. In her post Gould asserts that these sites are not helping women but are still perpetuating female insecurities to generate […]

July Celebrates Women’s Motorcycle Month

In May, Harley Davidson celebrated Women Riders Month and now during the month of July, Nationwide Insurance has teamed with the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum to celebrate Women’s Motorcycle Month. The month is to celebrate women motorcyclists, both present female riders and women riders of the past who paved the way. While this sport […]

Australia Makes Body Image History

In the past week, Australia announced the first body-image initiative in the world. According to a recent article, the initiative is a voluntary code that media and modeling agencies, as well as others, can choose to adhere to.  This code includes guidelines that promote healthy body image, such as limiting the amount of altering that […]