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Title IX’s Unintended Revolution for Women’s Athletics

Blog   |   Education   |   September 01, 2015

One of the biggest unintended consequences of Title IX is that women athletes can now expect that they will have access to sports. Read more »

5 Women Scientists of AAUW’s War Relief Project 01September

Lise Meitner, then a visiting professor of physics at Catholic University, met with finalists in the Science Talent Search competition in 1946.
Blog   |   Community   |   September 01, 2015

During World War II, AAUW offered scholarships and other services that helped Jewish scholars, including many women scientists, escape from Europe and parts of Asia. Read more »

5 Things I Learned from Losing an Election 31August

Dana stands on stage behind a podium speaking.

Last year, I ran for student government president at Purdue University. I lost the election. However, I learned that there are other (more important) ways to define success. Read more »

Gender Equity Quiz: Would Your College Pass AAUW’s 1914 Accreditation Test? 25August

Young women in basketball uniforms stand next to an AAUW sign for Title IX
Blog   |   Education   |   August 25, 2015

Would your college or university pass AAUW’s 1914 accreditation test? Read more »

7 Women of Color Who Fought for Gender Equality 20August

Dorothy Height
Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   August 20, 2015

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, here are seven amazing women of color who have helped fight for — and win — greater equality for women. Read more »

2015 State Equal Pay Legislation by the Numbers 20August

gender pay gap by state map
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 20, 2015

With equal pay wins, bills pending, and some legislation waiting in the wings, here’s what’s happening with equal pay across the country. Read more »

AAUW Member Saves Lives: Dr. Louise Pearce 17August

A man leans over a small West African girl and gives her medication
Blog   |   Community   |   August 17, 2015

Louise Pearce helped stop a deadly epidemic, was the first woman research pathologist at the Rockefeller Institute, and worked on tumor research that informed cancer breakthroughs across the globe. Read more »

Sexual Assault: An Unspoken Barrier to Higher Ed 13August

Actress Kerry Washington and basketball player Kevin Love from the “It’s on Us” video
Blog   |   Education   |   August 13, 2015

Fewer than 5 percent of college rape survivors report their attacks to law enforcement, and those who do rarely find justice. Read more »

Can You Pass Our Social Security Quiz? 12August

A grandmother, mother, sister, and daughter pose together for a photo.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   August 12, 2015

Few people realize the crucial role that the program plays for women. Test your knowledge! Guess whether each statement is true or false, and then learn the facts. Read more »

This Was the Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate 07August

The Republican presidential candidates at the first primary debate.

The first presidential primary debate made it clear that the political leadership gender gap is everybody’s loss. Absent from the discussion were issues like equal pay, child care, sexual assault, and minimum wage. Read more »