Maysoon Zayid

How to Be a Good Ally to People with Disabilities: Two Perspectives

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 5 Americans lives with disabilities. Yet pervasive misconceptions persist about the everyday lives of Americans with disabilities and what organizations like AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 10, 2015
With the vision to empower children to be themselves, Lottie and Finn dolls made our list for girls ages 7–10.

Holiday Gift Guide for Empowering Girls: The 2015 Edition

With the holiday season fast approaching, shopping for the girls in your life might seem as easy as heading to the pink aisles of stores. But with several major retailers, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 10, 2015
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(Re)call of Duty: Did SXSW Give In to Online Harassment?

South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) publicly decided to concede to threats of violence by allowing anonymous bullies to stake their claim in what has become the largest convergence of technology and art in the country. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 02, 2015
Aileen Rizo (left in white, holding her daughter) was on hand when Gov. Brown signed the Fair Pay Act on October 6, 2015.

The High Cost of Unequal Pay

How is the pay gap really hurting women and their families? AAUW’s Lisa Maatz explains in a post originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 27, 2015
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Fight’s Not Over! The Vote Was Just the Beginning

You know what they say about well-behaved women. Here at AAUW, we help make history by empowering women and girls. Women might have won the right to vote, but the fight for gender equality is far from over. For more than 130 years, we’ve helped improve the lives of millions of women and their families across a wide range of issues. Read more »

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Join the AAUW Delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Apply now for a chance to participate in the 60th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as a member of the official AAUW delegation. Read more »

Event   |   Leadership   |   March 14–24, 2016

Join AAUW’s “The Cherokee Rose” Book Discussion with Author Tiya Miles

Join AAUW for our first book discussion with former AAUW grantee and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Tiya Miles, author of The Cherokee Rose. Read more »

Event   |   Community   |   December 3, 2015
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A Feminist’s Guide to Halloween

What’s a feminist to do with Halloween? We can avoid dressing up altogether and stay at home eating mini Kit Kats and watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Or we can take costumes into our own hands. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 19, 2015
AAUW International Fellow Sofia Espinoza Sanchez (left), along with AAUW’s Gloria Blackwell, attended the STEM Makes Scents event on Capitol Hill.

On Capitol Hill, Yale Biophysicist Addresses STEM Gender Bias and Solutions

Espinoza Sanchez, a 2013–14 AAUW International Fellow, is used to pushing against stereotypes and assumptions about women in STEM. Gender stereotypes pervade hers and her colleagues’ experiences at the Pollard Lab at Yale University, where she is a doctoral candidate. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   October 16, 2015

A Prediction for Fabulously Feminist Fall Shows

Could this year’s surge of women-fueled television finally be the tipping point for gender equality in Hollywood? Let’s hope so. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 06, 2015