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Beyond Bossy, Slutty, or Bitchy: College Students Fight Gender Stereotypes

The attitudes behind words like “bitch” and “bossy” are dangerous — they reinforce stereotypes that follow kids into adulthood, and they intersect with discrimination that’s based on race, sexuality, gender identity, and disability. But these college students are changing that. Read more »

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AAUW Outlook Fall 2014: What Year Is It Again?

Subscribe to AAUW Outlook magazine to get in-depth coverage of the most pressing issues that women face today, from the gender pay gap to human trafficking. Find out the latest in feminist news and how you can get involved. Join AAUW to enjoy this award-winning, triannual magazine. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 13, 2014
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Contraception ≠ Abortion: How Birth Control Works

In a country that still pushes abstinence-only sex education, birth control remains shrouded in secrecy and misinformation. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 28, 2014

Company Calls Math Teacher Who Complained about Sexist Socks a “Crazy Bi**h”

When a math teacher complained to a company about their gender-biased socks, she didn’t expect to get an even more unapologetically sexist response. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 02, 2014
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Why One Executive Doesn’t “Lean In” Anymore

Amanda Vincent built a career that Sheryl Sandberg would approve of. But these days, when she’s working and raising two daughters, Vincent says she doesn’t lean in anymore. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 29, 2014

The Child Care Conundrum

Nearly 4 million babies are born every year in the United States. Most of them will need some sort of child care before they’re school age. Yet working parents are left with few child care options and a shocking lack of information about the quality of care their kids will get. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   May 27, 2014

AAUW Outlook Spring/Summer 2014: Working Parents

It’s not just Scandinavia that has better maternity leave than we do. It’s every industrialized country on the planet. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 25, 2014
The Outlook magazine cover features a mother and daughter sitting on the floor with laptops.

Kids and a Career: It Shouldn’t Be This Hard

Many of us are or will be parents, and most of us have to work outside the home. So why does it still seem so difficult to balance family and career? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 09, 2014
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My Baby Hated Me: On the Other Side of Postpartum Depression

In the darkest days after my son, Oscar, was born, I understood a lot of things that are more violent and disturbing and shameful than I’m willing to ever say out loud. But with the Affordable Care Act’s mental health coverage, I got the help I needed to get to the other side of postpartum depression. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   February 27, 2014
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AAUW Outlook Winter 2014: Closer to Equality

Coming Out at Work: “You’re gay? You’re fired.” In 29 states, this reasoning is perfectly legal — which is why it took Samantha 12 years to summon the courage to come out to her co-workers. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 12, 2014