Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak

No Such Thing as “Separate Women’s Rights”: Ukraine’s Feminism

One common criticism of feminism is that its definition as it is traditionally understood in the United States has been exported to — and often imposed on — non-Western countries. […] Read more »

Me at the United for Marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court yesterday

Why I Stand for Marriage Equality

  When my home state of Massachusetts became the first in the United States to allow same-sex marriage in 2004, only around 32 percent of Americans supported marriage equality. Now […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 27, 2013
Riana Goren

“Ryan Budget” Is Bad for Women, Bad for Me

  This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the fiscal year 2014 budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Among other things, the proposal would Repeal […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 18, 2013
Women protesters celebrate the end of the strike, image by Bread and Roses Centennial Exhibit website

Four Reasons to Thank the Women of the Bread and Roses Strike

Today is the 101st anniversary of a pivotal moment in labor and female workers’ rights. Not a day you have marked on your calendars? It should be. The Lawrence Strike […] Read more »

Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper with the UNIVAC computer

Honoring Women in STEM History

AAUW is proud to say that two of the amazing women who are being honored by the National Women’s History Project this Women’s History Month are AAUW Achievement Award winners: Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper, who was a prolific computer scientist, and Katharine Burr Blodgett, who was a physicist and inventor. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 12, 2013
Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter Is More than a Hairdo

I sighed in exasperation when I did a YouTube search for “Rosie the Riveter” and found that the first through 50th entries on the site were video tutorials on how […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Biden Takes On Teen Dating Violence

On February 28, the day the House passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), I got to celebrate with the original author of VAWA — Vice President Joe Biden. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 07, 2013
Katie Miller

Katie Miller on LGBT Rights and Women in Combat

We sat down with Katie Miller — a leading advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members and a 2013 NCCWSL Woman of Distinction — to talk about […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 07, 2013

The Past Is Not Quiet: Documenting the Truth

  “The past is not quiet. We need to honestly talk about what really happened because other people do remember,” says Trudy Huskamp Peterson, one of the world’s leading human […] Read more »

A Little Service Goes a Long Way

Growing up with a big family meant that I learned at an early age how to step up and help others. My mom also made sure that service was not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 27, 2013