California’s Suffrage Centennial

In October, Berkeley, California, will see a blast from the past in the form of early 20th-century suffragists. In celebration of the centennial of women gaining the right to vote […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   April 08, 2011

Branch Event Raises Sexual Assault Awareness

Recently, about 200 people in Western New York came together to hear stories — and as the stories went on, the audience, too, became characters. The AAUW Buffalo (NY) Branch […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 06, 2011

Voucher Scheme Spells Bad News for Students

It’s a sad day for D.C. and for public education all across the country. Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed a bill to continue the controversial D.C. school voucher […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 30, 2011

Women in History

Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, a Tlingit Native American, successfully inspired the Alaska Senate to pass the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act in 1945, which banned blatant discrimination such as “no natives allowed” signs […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 16, 2011

Know It. Name It. Stop It.

It is amazing the level of terror that one can inflict on another. But I didn’t want my only identity to be a victim; I don’t just want to be […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 07, 2011

The Continuing Fight for Title IX Enforcement

AAUW recently lent our support to a Title IX lawsuit in Indiana, signing an amicus brief in support of the plaintiff in Parker v. Indiana High School Athletic Association et […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 16, 2011

Justice Scalia: The Constitution Doesn’t Protect Women

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made quite a stir last week when he told a California magazine that the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause doesn’t apply to women. Under Scalia’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 10, 2011

AAUW and Consciousness Raising

One of the most important effects of the women’s movement has been its role as a consciousness raiser. Social movements have been instrumental in questioning social norms and the status […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 27, 2010

(Dis)Order in the Court

Although the country has been occupied with the midterm elections and their effects on President Barack Obama’s administration, we have to remember that there’s another branch of government. We tend […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 16, 2010

Princess Boy

My friend’s son used to love all things Tinkerbell and wanted to dress as a fairy for Halloween. Some parents might have steered their sons to a “boy costume,” but […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   8 Comments   |   November 04, 2010