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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
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Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015
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How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

Thanks to the gender pay gap, Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. That means it takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   6 Comments   |   October 08, 2015

AAUW and Boston Mayor Collaborate to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Together with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, we will bring the AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshop to half of the working women in Boston over the next five years. With more than 85,000 Boston women expected to be trained in salary negotiation by 2020, Boston will become a model for the rest of the nation, and the city’s 16 percent gender pay gap will take a hit. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 28, 2015
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Native Women Have to Work 9 Extra Months to Make the Same Salary as White Men Made Last Year

September 8 marks Native American women’s equal pay day, the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women catch up to the money white men earned last year. (It took about nine months, if you’re counting.) Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   September 03, 2015
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Gender Equity Quiz: Would Your College Pass AAUW’s 1914 Accreditation Test?

Would your college or university pass AAUW’s 1914 accreditation test? Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 25, 2015

2015 State Equal Pay Legislation by the Numbers

With equal pay wins, bills pending, and some legislation waiting in the wings, here’s what’s happening with equal pay across the country. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   August 20, 2015
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This Was the Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate

The first presidential primary debate made it clear that the political leadership gender gap is everybody’s loss. Absent from the discussion were issues like equal pay, child care, sexual assault, and minimum wage. Read more »

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The Pay Gap Is Even Worse for Black Women, and That’s Everyone’s Problem

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Unfortunately, if you’re a black woman in the United States, that’s a likely reality. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   24 Comments   |   July 21, 2015
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Here’s What the $10 Bill Should Look Like

There’s one major milestone in gender equity that still evades today’s women — one that is all too relevant to our nation’s currency: equal pay. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   July 06, 2015