Why I Tri

Women may exercise for several reasons: to reduce stress, to have fun, or to promote their health. The most common reason I hear, however, is to lose weight. It can […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 12, 2011

Too Pretty to Do Homework?

Last week, almost 10 years after Barbie told girls that “math class is tough,” a J.C. Penney girls’ shirt proclaimed, “I’m too pretty to do homework, so my brother has […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   8 Comments   |   September 06, 2011

Your AAUW Dialog Summer Reading List

Summer is drawing to a close, so the AAUW blog has decided to take some time to just sit back, relax, and have a long weekend. In our absence, why […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 20, 2011

Exclusive Interview with AAUW Plaintiff

Lulu Sun recently won her Legal Advocacy Fund-supported lawsuit against the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She accused the school of discriminating against her on the basis of gender, race, and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 28, 2011

Male Allies at Work

At the 2011 AAUW National Convention, I attended the panel Transforming the 21st-Century Workplace: Women and Men as Allies. The panel included Joan C. Williams and John W. Curtis and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 28, 2011

Disappointed in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Ruling

AAUW is deeply critical of today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s sharply divided decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Although the high court did not rule on the merits of the case, this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   June 20, 2011

Join Us for Cocktails, Conversation, and Chocolate in D.C.

Hello, residents of the District of Columbia!  (And hello, those of you in from out of town or the wilds of Virginia or Maryland.) Consider this a personal invitation, from […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 13, 2011

First $tart $mart Workshop Held in Oregon

Eighteen senior women students from Chemeketa Community College, Western Oregon University, and Willamette University participated in a $tart $mart salary negotiation workshop on April 29, 2011. This was the first […] Read more »

Federal Court Rules on AAUW-Supported Sexual Harassment Case

Recently, the Fourth Circuit federal court ruled in favor of Lynette Harris, an electrician with the city of Baltimore, who had sued the city for sexual harassment and discrimination after […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 12, 2011

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Ah, the age-old question. Although I am at least a few years removed from childhood, I’m still searching for the answer. Aren’t you? Even middle-aged Barbie has posed the question […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   May 06, 2011