Category Archives: Patsy Campos

Women’s Healthy Eating

A study by Science Daily proved what most of us have already known:  Women are healthier than men.  The study also proved that one of the reasons for this was that women had healthier eating habits than men.  According to the study, men were more likely to eat more meat like duck, veal, and ham […]

Sex Sells in Women’s Sports

A few weeks ago, the Women Center hosted the event, “Throwing like a Girl Since 1972.”  The event focused on Title IX and what it did for women’s participation in sports.  Although Title IX helped equalize the playing field for women’s participation in sports (pun intended) and provided opportunities for girls who wanted to play sports […]

Women Trusting Women

UMKC Women’s Center uses blogging to discuss issues that are critical to women and to gender equality.  Topics that have been addressed in the past have ranged from eating disorders, body image, raising awareness about violence against women, women’s health issues, feminism, and even the Twilight series. All of these topics that are written are […]

Vampires, V-Day, Barbie and Denim… These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things…

January is coming to an end and the Spring semester is in full swing.  To supplement all the learning that our students will be doing this semester, The Women’s Center has a host of events coming up in the next three months.  From Vampires to V-Day,  from sports to art, there are events and programs for […]

Pioneering Women in Medicine

Women have made great strides in the history of medicine.  As a medical student myself, I have been challenged by entrance exams and maintaining a high degree of academic achievement.  But I never really thought about my gender restricting me from my dream to enter the medical profession.    A recent article about the history of […]

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

I recently read a really good book called The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman.  The book contains a variety of themes, but the most interesting one is the contrast between traditional, Eastern culture and modern, Western medicine. The author tells an interesting story of a Hmong woman by juxtaposing Hmong, […]

Women’s Healthcare Discussed in the Women’s Center

Late last month, a Public Policy group from the University of Missouri held a Focus Group at the Women’s Center concerning the quality of healthcare for women. The discussion involved mostly women of child-bearing age who shared their experiences with health insurance, women’s healthcare, and well-child care. Many women present during the session expressed their […]

Taking Care of Ourselves

As we come to the end of September, I’d like to mention that it was Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is an illness that women are often unaware that they have because the symptoms can go unnoticed or ignored. Because of this, ovarian cancer can go undetected for several months, and once discovered, the […]