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
Marine biologist Rachel Carson

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
Piggy Bank with back to school message

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

  Before this week I had never heard of Adria Richards or her blog, But You’re a Girl. Probably many of you haven’t heard of her either; here’s why I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 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   |   1 Comments   |   March 22, 2013

Girls Reshaping the Media

  Media. We’re surrounded by it every day — images, sound bites, a radio playing in the background at the office. When it’s all around us all the time, how […] Read more »

Riana Goren

“Ryan Budget” Is Bad for Women, Bad for Me

  This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the fiscal year 2014 budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Among other things, the proposal would Repeal […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 18, 2013
outfit-with-teal

Adventures in Teal

This is an exciting time to be an AAUW member. As we take steps to move forward and look to our future with a new logo and color palette, we […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   March 15, 2013
Christina Gamba

AAUW Fellow on the Path to Curing Cancer

  Monday was an emotional day for me, at once stirring memories of deep sadness and generating a sense of personal celebration. I learned of a breakthrough cancer study that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 15, 2013
President Obama signs VAWA reauthorization into law.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Is Law!

AAUW was fortunate enough to be invited to attend an incredible celebration Thursday — the signing ceremony for the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). Advocates and leaders gathered in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2013