A woman stands inside her home.

Head-of-Household Pay Denied to Woman Teacher

Sara Anderson’s career began with a lesson on pay inequity: As a woman, she didn’t qualify for head-of-household pay. Anderson was hired as a teacher after she graduated from college […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 30, 2013
Linda T. Alepin

Linda T. Alepin Wins the 2013 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

  Tell us a bit about the Global Women’s Leadership Network. My work with Global Women’s Leadership Network has taken me on a journey into the many issues of women’s […] Read more »

A young woman and her dad in bike gear

Mobility Equity: Getting More Women on Bikes

Last week, I spent part of one morning tallying cyclists who passed through an intersection near downtown Baltimore, where I live. For two hours I noted which direction each cyclist […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 17, 2013

Museum Founder Judges AAUW’s Art Contest

Followers of the AAUW Art Contest were aware that this year was somewhat special. We welcomed two guest judges from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA): founder […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 10, 2013

Women Hating on Women Isn’t the Problem

There’s been a lot of talk lately about women being “catty.” The most recent examples were when a CBS Houston blogger questioned whether an Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader was “too […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   May 06, 2013
Audrie Pott

Suicides Should Compel Us to End Victim-Blaming

  Audrie Pott loved art and music. She loved to write and sing and played the piano and the viola. She loved soccer and skiing and riding horses. She was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 25, 2013

Earth Day, AAUW, and Rachel Carson: An Archives Discovery

Rachel Carson, about to receive the AAUW Achievement Award, was writing to Mary Boyette on June 12, 1956. In the four-page, handwritten letter, Carson explains what she will do with the award money, that it will “further the studies I already have underway as a basis for a new book.” The “new book” she was speaking of turned out to be 1962’s Silent Spring. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 19, 2013

Sequester Hits Pocketbooks and Hits Home

Last week, President Obama presented his FY14 budget proposal, which would end sequestration through increased revenues and spending cuts. In March, the Senate adopted an FY14 budget resolution that would […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 16, 2013
Adria Richards, photo from Flickr

Sexual Harassment Online and Why You Should Care about Adria Richards

After she tweeted about offensive sexual remarks she overheard at a tech conference, Richards received a barrage of ugly, sexist remarks from cyber bullies. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   March 26, 2013
KaraThrace

Why Feminists Love “Battlestar Galactica”

  Four years ago this week, the final episode of one of the most feminist TV shows ever made aired. And we still can’t get over it. Since Battlestar Galactica […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   March 22, 2013