Category Archives: Sara Jean Tucker

UMKC Presents the Vagina Monologues

On February 17 and 18, the UMKC Women’s Center hosted performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.  The cast was made up of twenty-two beautiful women who performed twenty-two of Ensler’s Monologues.  On each night of the show nearly 200 tickets were sold, and a standing ovation was given.  After the show some audience members […]

V-Day: It’s Here

At the UMKC Women’s Center, February means V-Day.  If you’re not familiar with V-Day, here’s how the V-Day website describes it: “V-Day exists for no other reason than to stop violence against women.”      Many people are familiar with movements such as the Race for the Cure for breast cancer awareness or Wear Red Day […]

Women and AIDS

On December 1st the world celebrated World AIDS Day, an international day of unity that brings awareness to the fight against HIV/AIDS.  HIV/ AIDS has had a dramatic effect on people all over the world since the early 1980’s.  But the statistics about its effects on women are alarming. A recent study shows that at […]

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 […]

Loving Each and Every Curve

In the time and place we live in today, we are constantly exposed to images of the “perfect” body. Often, the picture of a “perfect” woman is someone with a slender waist line, a thin face, and wears a size 2. The “perfect” man is someone muscular with not an ounce of fat. We all […]

Sororities: Is it really just about partying?

“Party girls. Dummies. Easy.” These are just a few of the titles that women in sororities are frequently labeled. This past weekend I went to see, “Sorority Row” and although the movie was entertaining, I could not help but be offended by the way sororities were represented. As a member of a sorority, I take […]