Photo courtesy of Davis Staedtler, Flickr

Photo courtesy of Davis Staedtler, Flickr

5 Issues to Watch in the Supreme Court This Year

It’s obvious, but it’s easy to forget: Courts matter. Federal courts determine the scope of workers’ rights and the constitutionality of civil rights laws. The U.S. Supreme Court is the […] Read more »

10 Stats on Women’s Equality That Might Be Scarier than Halloween 29October

Twenty-four states have never elected a woman governor.

‘Tis the season to be scared. From horror films and costumes to jack-o’-lanterns and ghost stories, Halloween is never short on surprises. But while the holiday celebrates the spooky, every […] Read more »

Contraception ≠ Abortion: How Birth Control Works 28October

Winter 2014 AAUW Outlook magazine cover art
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 28, 2014

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

When Women Stop Coding 27October

A woman working on a laptop
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 27, 2014

Women were some of the leading pioneers in coding and computer science, but in the 1980s that started to change drastically. Read more »

A Stay-at-Home Dad in the 1920s? Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s “The Home-Maker” 22October

Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Blog   |   Community   |   October 22, 2014

Writer Dorothy Canfield Fisher was taking on issues like the “mommy wars” and “having it all” nearly 100 years ago. Read more »

What We Can Learn from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Apology 21October

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  “A humbling and learning experience.” That’s how Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella characterized the aftermath of his remarks on women and pay raises. And it’s the kind of experience I […] Read more »

Schools Must Take New Steps to End Violence on Campus 20October

A young woman holds a sign reading "#meaningful #consent" in a protest
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 20, 2014

The last stage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act is now final, meaning that colleges and universities nationwide must do more to protect their students from dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Read more »

What’s Gender Got to Do with It? We Asked Teachers about Leadership 20October

A male teacher stands up and talks to a group of students.
Blog   |   Education   |   October 20, 2014

We paired up with two other organizations to ask middle and high school teachers about how gender influences leadership in their classrooms. Overall, the news was good — but implicit bias still showed up. Read more »

Pre-Election To-Do List for Women Voters 17October

Chalk outline of the word VOTE.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 17, 2014

Ladies, are you ready to vote? Your role in an election is about much more than marking a ballot. You need to know your voting rights and learn about the midterm election before you vote. Read more »

Too Many States Have Never Elected Women to High Office. We’re Changing That. 16October

AAUW staff show off all of our Elect Her-Campus Women Win sites across the country.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   October 16, 2014

Thanks to things like cultural stereotypes, women are not running for office. And it’s everybody’s loss. We want more women to say yes when someone asks them to run. Read more »