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3 (or 4) Ways to Be a Suffragette on Women’s Equality Day

On Monday, August 26, we’ll celebrate another Women’s Equality Day, the day that marks the anniversary of when the 19th Amendment was ratified. Unfortunately, celebrating our right to vote isn’t enough. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   August 20, 2013
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7 Shirts I’d Like My Daughter to Wear

Shirts like those by the Children’s Place — a girls’ shirt that cited the wearer’s best subjects as shopping, music, and dancing but not math, because “nobody’s perfect” — only hurt our girls. So let’s try to fix these deeply rooted stereotypes and start buying shirts that show how smart our daughters are. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   August 15, 2013
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Happy Birthday, Social Security!

As is customary on birthdays, today we celebrate you and the 78 years that you’ve made America a better place. Here’s to another year of fighting to keep you strong for women’s economic security. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   August 13, 2013
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In Search of Wonder Woman

I was spending my birthday in my California hometown for the first time in years, and my mom offered to buy me a birthday cake. I asked if she could keep an eye out for a Wonder Woman cake topper. My mom searched every store she visited during the course of a week with no luck. Where are the superheroines? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   August 05, 2013
A line of women holding posters in front of a truck with McCrory's face on it that reads "Keep your word."

Attacks on Women’s Health: AAUW Members Fight Back

Since 2011, Congress and state legislatures have boomed with bills to limit women’s reproductive rights. AAUW members have stood with women in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas to fight against these restrictive and unjust bills — and members are geared up for the ongoing battles. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 30, 2013
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Two Thumbs up for GoldieBlox!

As a mother of two young girls, I couldn’t have been more thrilled when I heard about Goldie Blox, a cute yet engaging toy marketed toward girls ages 6 and up that teaches basic engineering principles. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   July 24, 2013
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Remembering Helen Thomas, Journalism Giant (and AAUW Member!)

This past weekend, we learned that Helen Thomas, the intrepid reporter and bold trailblazer, died at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 92. Her death offers us a moment to pay tribute to her accomplishments and honor her as a role model for women and aspiring journalists. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 22, 2013
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