A Woman of History 01March

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   March 01, 2008

There is a wonderful conversation in Jane Austen’s Persuasion, between Anne Elliot and Captain Benwick. He remarks, “I don’t think I ever opened a book in my life which had […] Read more »

Race & Gender: Still an Issue 29February

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 29, 2008

As CNN reminds us, the 2004 presidential election exit polls indicated that 62% of white men voted for George Bush and 67% of nonwhite men voted for John Kerry. Although […] Read more »

From Britney to Hillary & Beyond 26February

Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   February 26, 2008

If one were to count the number of news stories about these two women, there’s no doubt Britney Spears would come out on top. Of course, the minute I penned […] Read more »

“Yale Sluts”: Harassment 22February

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 22, 2008

Recently, a photograph of Zeta Psi fraternity–affiliated students holding a sign outside the Yale University’s Women’s Center saying “We Love Yale Sluts” surfaced, causing the Women’s Center to threaten to […] Read more »

Vote and Honor Black History! 21February

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 21, 2008

The election headlines are amazing: “Who’s Black and Female and How Do They Vote?” “In Politics, Gender and Race Vie for Top Billing” “Gender or Race: Black Women Voters Face […] Read more »

When Old is New Again 19February

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   February 19, 2008

One thing I’ll say for this presidential election: I’m finding it much more interesting than usual. It’s gratifying to hear so many people across every age group actually talking about […] Read more »

My Passion 14February

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   February 14, 2008

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d write about passion — in this case, my passion about equity and why it is still an issue to me. I’m not […] Read more »

Unity: Elusive If You Don’t Try 12February

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 12, 2008

The New York Times recently ran a story asserting that — surprise! — not all feminists are the same. The article, entitled “Feminists Find Unity Is Elusive,” plays up the […] Read more »

Budget Cuts 11February

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 11, 2008

President George W. Bush presented his final budget proposal to Congress last Monday. In a time when the United States is facing an economic down-turn and poverty is on the […] Read more »

Equity in the News 2-08-08 10February

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 10, 2008

AAUW in the News Studies show that girls’ self-esteem, confidence, and interest in math and science falter as they grow up. Congress could fix the birth control mix-up with the […] Read more »