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

Hate Crimes Prevention Act: One Year Later

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama one year ago today after a 12-year legislative battle. AAUW played […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 28, 2010

Bullying: Stop It, Fix It, Prevent It

On October 26, the Department of Education sent a letter to the nation’s schools offering guidance on bullying and harassment. In the letter, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 27, 2010

Your Words, Your History: A Filmmaker’s Perspective

A few years ago I wrote a script for an episode of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s television series, Bridging World History. The script centered on “family and household” as aspects of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 25, 2010