AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

50 Years after the Equal Pay Act, Parity Eludes Us

  By Beth Pearsall Freelance Writer San Diego, California Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, which requires employers to give women and men equal […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   March 18, 2013
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AAUW Outlook Spring/Summer 2013: Leading Across Generations

Leading Across Genderations: Here at AAUW, we’ve always been good at identifying and rallying around issues that affect women in all stages of life. Whether it’s our branch members fighting for local girls’ rights under Title IX or our college members speaking up about equal pay, our intergenerational advocacy is something that makes us stronger. Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 18, 2013

Why Is Stalking Romantic in Our Favorite Movies?

An eighth-grader barrages his babysitter with romantic overtures in person and via text even after she tells him it makes her uncomfortable. A high school boy follows a classmate’s every […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   February 07, 2013
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AAUW Outlook Winter 2013: Graduating to a Pay Gap

AAUW released a new research report analyzing the status of the pay gap between men and women one year out of college. We found that the pay gap has an immediate effect on women’s lives. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 22, 2013

“Zero Dark Thirty” and Hollywood Heroines

Last night, when she accepted her Golden Globe for best actress in a drama, Jessica Chastain thanked her Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter, Mark Boal, “for writing a strong, capable, independent […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 14, 2013

The For-Profit College Question

For-profit colleges get a bad rap, sometimes for good reason: According to Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), the [July 2012] Senate report found “overwhelming documentation of exorbitant tuition, aggressive recruiting practices, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 09, 2013
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The For-Profit College Question

  For-profit colleges and universities have attracted a sizeable share of the student population in the last decade. But since accusations of predatory recruitment and low graduation rates abound at […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   January 02, 2013

“Middle of Nowhere” Helps Fill Hollywood’s Gender and Race Gap

It’s no secret that white men dominate the film industry — women make up only 5 percent of directors, and women of color are even more scarce. So it’s no […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 19, 2012

Why Voter-ID Laws Are Bad for Women, the Elderly, and Everyone

On Thursday, a federal court blocked a Texas voter-identification law that the three-judge panel said would unnecessarily burden poor, minority citizens from exercising their right to vote. The court cited […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   7 Comments   |   September 04, 2012
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AAUW Outlook Magazine Fall 2012: Getting Women to the Polls

AAUW Volunteers Mobilize Women Voters: All over the country, AAUW members are doing grassroots work to inspire women to exercise their voting rights on Election Day.
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  |   ,   |   August 28, 2012