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Preserving the Right to Run

With the passage of the 19th Amendment came the right to vote. But women have been running for office since before 1920 — and with suffrage came the power to elect more women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 05, 2016
AAUW and AAUW Action Fund present 2016 presidential debate bingo (#AAUWdebates)

See Where Presidential Candidates Stand — Play Debate Bingo with AAUW!

We’ve created bingo cards with some of the key words women and girls want to hear from both candidates during the course of the debates. Simply print out a card, grab your favorite marker, and you’re ready to play. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   September 07, 2016
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The Supreme Court’s Empty Seat and 2015–16 Term

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court decided several landmark cases that will impact the rights of women and girls across the country for years to come. But the term will be remembered for the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Because the U.S. Senate has so far refused to consider President Obama’s nominee to fill Scalia’s seat, the court was forced to make most of its major decisions with only eight justices. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2016
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Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement

The struggle for reproductive freedom can sometimes look different for women of color. Kimala Price, a 2009–10 AAUW American Fellow and an associate professor of women’s studies at San Diego State University, has been active in the movement for two decades. As a scholar and activist, Price has studied how the varying histories and lived realities of different groups of women affect their struggles for reproductive freedom. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 08, 2016
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Why We Need Intersectionality Week

What started as an idea at the 2015 AAUW National Convention has become a reality. Next month, the first-ever YWTF Intersectionality Week will take place May 1–7. Learn about what intersectionality is, why it’s important to dedicate a week to it, and what you can do to get involved. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 13, 2016
graphic showing the statistic that 1 in 5 women is a target of sexual assault while in college

10 Ways to Fight against Sexual Assault on Campus

The chance of a woman being sexual assaulted during college is about the same as her chance of catching the flu during an average year — except she can’t just take Nyquil and rest in bed for a few days. Here are some ways you can take action. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   7 Comments   |   April 04, 2016

5 Black Women Founders and Inventors You Should Know

African American women have founded various organizations, they’ve been the masterminds behind innovative products, and they’ve paved the way for new generations’ thought leaders. Meet five of these champions of change who have solved medical mysteries, fought poverty, served on congressional committees, and helped lead the movements against racism, sexism, and class barriers. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 31, 2016
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Why We’re Still Talking about the Doll Racism Test

After nearly 80 years, AAUW Achievement Award recipient Mamie Phipps Clark’s research about the impact dolls have on children’s body image is still relevant. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 10, 2016
President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address in front of a large crowd

Why President Obama’s Final State of the Union Matters for Women and Girls

The president’s speech hit on some important AAUW priorities — and was disappointingly silent on other key issues like ending violence against women and the attacks on women’s access to reproductive health services and birth control. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2016
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The Challenges of Being in Academia from a Black Feminist, and How She Has Addressed Them

Sherie Randolph, an associate professor at the University of Michigan and former AAUW American Fellow, recently published the first comprehensive book on Florynce “Flo” Kennedy. She shared with us what has helped her succeed as a woman of color and feminist in academia. Read more »