Sequestration’s Here. Now What?

As of last Friday, March 1, we’ve entered the age of “sequestration,” or across-the-board cuts to domestic and defense spending. (For more information about how we got here, check out our Budget 101 blog series.) If the sequester continues unabated between now and September 30, $85 billion will be cut in federal spending. The numbers shake out like this. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 07, 2013

Who’s Your Wonder Woman?

If you were a superheroine or superhero, what powers would you possess to make the world a better place for women and girls? If only it were that easy — […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 06, 2013
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AAUW Introduces New Logo, Tagline, and Website

Today, AAUW is proud to debut some big changes. As you’ve probably noticed, you’re looking at a brand new website, accented by our first new logo in more than 20 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   11 Comments   |   February 20, 2013

The Simple Truth about The Simple Truth

  For a century, AAUW has advocated for legislation and policies that encourage and enforce fair pay in the workplace, such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Lilly […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   February 18, 2013

What You Might Not Know about Fat Tuesday

New Orleans, the host city for our 2013 convention this June, is perhaps most widely known for one thing: Mardi Gras. Some may dismiss tonight’s events in the Big Easy […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 16, 2013
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Obama Administration Modifies Health Care for Women

Last week, the Obama administration proposed new regulations for determining which religiously affiliated employers and nonprofit organizations would have to provide no-cost contraceptive coverage in their insurance plans. Under the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 08, 2013

Don’t Tell Women to Stop Negotiating

“Women don’t negotiate because they’re not idiots.” That’s the provocative title and main thrust of a recent Huffington Post piece in which Joan Williams argues that negotiating can leave women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 07, 2013

Why Is Stalking Romantic in Our Favorite Movies?

An eighth-grader barrages his babysitter with romantic overtures in person and via text even after she tells him it makes her uncomfortable. A high school boy follows a classmate’s every […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   February 07, 2013

An Inaugural Address to Remember

We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still. Just as it […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 23, 2013

A Year of Empowering (Even More) Girls and Women in STEM

AAUW has made tremendous strides for women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) since our founding more than 130 years ago. Over the years, we have produced […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   January 18, 2013