Janet Napolitano leans over a microphone.

UC President’s Victory Shadowed by Sexist Media

Last week when the Los Angeles Times reported that the University of California (UC) system will soon be led by a woman, Janet Napolitano, we were ready to cheer. But the celebration was dampened by a few lines in which Napolitano’s marital status, lack of children, and breasts were deemed relevant to this announcement. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   July 15, 2013
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Minimum Wage Raise Critical for Women Workers

For most employees, payday is a cause for celebration and an acknowledgement of a job well done. But for workers like Natalie Gunshannon, it can be a frustrating reminder of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 09, 2013
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Title IX Victories for Pregnant and LGBT Students

June was a big month for Title IX, the federal law requiring equal opportunity in education for all students, from kindergarten through graduate school, regardless of sex. Not only did […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 02, 2013
AAUW editors Kathryn Bibler and Hannah Moulton Belec holding up the blog and magazine’s Excel Award plaques

You’re Part of an Award-Winning Blog

Our blog won an award — but we couldn’t have done it without you. Our thanks to the readers & contributes who make AAUW’s blog what it is. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 28, 2013
Woman's mouth and a microphone

Is That a Question or a Statement? How You Speak Matters

You don’t have to be a public speaker to pay attention to your voice. Before an interview, salary negotiation, or presentation, we are sure to look professional and have our talking points down — but what about how we’re going to say it? Our voice is something we can control, so we need to stop ignoring it. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 25, 2013
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“Blue Crush” and Movies for the Title IX Generation

  In the early aughts, “girl power” was an ever-present but seldom politicized pop-culture phenomenon. Because marketers were quick to realize how much money they could make from this budding […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 24, 2013
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7 Tips for Unpaid Interns

Not only are three out of four unpaid interns likely to be women, but these women have a poorer chance of getting a job than an intern who is paid. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 21, 2013
Airport Security Check

Slut-Shaming and Victim-Blaming Start Early

By now, you may have heard about the male Transportation Security Administration agent who told a girl travelling alone, “You’re only 15, cover yourself,” in, as she described it, a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   June 21, 2013
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Remembering a Pop Psych Icon

On May 13, 2013, America lost a popular icon, Joyce Brothers. A well-known psychologist, television star, and author, Brothers brought popular psychology and talk therapy to the American public in […] Read more »

Miss Utah in a gown at the Miss USA pageant

Leave Miss Utah Alone

On Sunday evening, an unexpected topic came up during the Miss USA beauty pageant: equal pay. Here’s what happened. During the interview portion of the annual pageant, Miss Utah Marissa […] Read more »