Category Archives: Nicole Reeves

Honoring Women Who Have Paved the Way to Our Success

“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn’t have what it takes’; they will say, ‘Women don’t have what it takes.’” — Clare Boothe Luce There have been many women who have broken barriers that have allowed for more women to do […]

Sex Slavery in the Congo

The sex slavery in Congo has taken the lives of so many innocent women. The war has caused a rape epidemic. Rape is used as a violent weapon in the fight for power and in the instillation of fear in everyone. By implementing fear, soldiers are abusing the women in their country. Women and girls […]

The New Barbie?

Nicki Minaj is a new, emerging rap artist. She calls herself the new “Barbie.” Some little girls are now calling themselves Barbie because they look up to Nicki. Is this the kind of role model you want your daughter to be idolizing? I’ve noticed that some girls want to call themselves “Barbie” like Nicki does, […]

Gender Equality Produces a Double Dividend…

…it benefits both women and children.  A recent article regarding women’s rights and global issues concluded that healthy, educated and empowered women have healthy, educated and confident daughters and sons. Gender equality will not only empower women to overcome poverty and live full and productive lives, but will better the lives of children, families and […]

Proving Gender

Last week, the South African Sports Ministry announced that Caster Semenya will be able to keep her gold medal and the prize money that she received by winning the 800 meters race at the 2009 World Track and Field Championships in Berlin this past August.  This announcement partly resolves one of the most controversial stories […]

National Novel Writing Month

November is the National Novel Writing Month. Patsy and I had the opportunity to research famous women writers for the Women’s Center bulletin board on the first floor of Haag Hall. We came across some inspiring women for the board such as Alice Walker, Harper Lee, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Margaret Mitchell, Joy Kogawa, and […]

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 […]

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.” […]

Meet Nicole Reeves

My name is Nicole Reeves and I am a senior at UMKC majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. I hope to to pursue law in the future. I have worked at the Women’s Center as a work study for ten month. Working here has allowed me to get more involved with the […]