Giving Thanks to Women Past and Present

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By Arzie Umali

The UMKC Women’s Center blog will be quiet for the next few days as our staff takes a break for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  As we take this opportunity to spend time with family and friends, catch up on some well deserved rest and relaxation, or gear up for finals, we’ll also be reflecting on what we are thankful for. 

A recent Time Magazine article reminds us of some of the women we should all be thankful to.  These women were scientists, politicians, humanitarians, and all around brilliant and beautiful human beings.  Without women like Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa, Margaret Mead, Rosa Parks, and Hillary Clinton, the world would be a much different place.