Category Archives: Brandon Bone

A Case of False Advertisement?

Not long ago, I stumbled across an article about a 19-year-old student from New Zealand who had put her virginity up for auction to pay for her education, supposedly agreeing on a sum of roughly $32,000 USD. I would have liked to have been shocked by the story, but I wasn’t. My lack of shock […]

A Month of Great Events Celebrating Women in the Arts!

This past Friday, April 2, the Her Art: Who Does She Think She Is? group art exhibit kicked-off at the Leedy-Voulkos Arts Center (2012 Baltimore, downtown KCMO). The show is an examination of the multiple roles women play as they balance motherhood, family, careers, and their artistic fulfillment. Artwork by some of Kansas City’s most […]

Is Spain moving in the right direction on issues regarding body image? What could we learn?

By now, you’ve probably either read something or heard something about a recent decision by Spain to curb the amount of advertising for cosmetic surgery, weight-loss pharmaceuticals, and certain beauty treatments on their airwaves.  According to a recent article, this decision was based on the government supported effort to help combat “forces that push girls […]

Thin Images

As one might expect, the topics of female body image and eating disorders is an oft discussed topic here at the Women’s Center.  We already have several entries in our blog achieves which deal with these topics.  These articles cover a range of more specific issues tied to eating disorders and body image, and if […]

Mary Daly: Radical or just sexist?

Over the past few weeks, due to her recent passing, Dr. Mary Daly has made headlines once again. Across the web and on the airwaves, reactions about the controversial feminist have been as mixed as ever. The Women’s Center recently co-sponsored an event featuring “fumerist” Kate Clinton, whose tribute to Daly has also been posted […]

How do you define sex and virginity?

While checking out a recent blog at Gloria Feldt’s website , I came across a short entry about a new film by Theresa Shechter on the subject of virginity called How to Lose Your Virginity. From what I can glean from the preview, it looks like it will be a very interesting film. Even though […]

Make Cakes, Not War!

The holidays are upon us, and even though I’m a bit of a humbug when it comes to the holidays, there is one thing that still excites me about this time of year: TOYS! I’m a big fan of toys (mainly giant robots), and during this time of year I like to stroll down the […]

The High Costs of Being a Woman

I recently read an interesting article about the higher costs women pay for products used by both sexes. Being a man, I never really gave much thought to this, but began noticing it after I got married in 2003. I always figured that people invested about as much of their income on hygiene and beauty products […]

When Good Intentions Go Horribly Wrong

So, early this afternoon I’m having a look around the web at some feminist blogs we link to on the Women’s Center blog roll. I needed some inspiration for this week’s blog post, and found some absolutely disturbing news from other parts of the globe (goodness knows there’s enough disturbing news coming out of this […]

Is “Goin’ Rogue” Really Something to Celebrate?

Over the past few years, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been a permanent fixture in the mainstream media, evoking strong emotion from pundits on all sides of the political spectrum. Even after resigning as Alaska’s governor during the summer, considered a controversial move by some, (and if you haven’t yet, I encourage you watch […]