AAUW’s Women of 2009

AAUW is about to go on a “blogcation” until the new year, but first, we’d like to celebrate some women who have broken through barriers in 2009. In no particular […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   December 30, 2009

Underwear and Wage Discrimination?!

Most women have faced discrimination in one form or another. I’m old enough to tell tales of blatant wage discrimination, simply because, as one boss told me, “You are a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   December 16, 2009

Underpaid and Ghettoized!

Women physicians face barriers common to the “New Breadwinners” in A Woman’s Nation. Women are moving into the physician labor force in record numbers. More than half of the 2009 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 08, 2009

From the Real to the Ideal: A Woman’s Nation and the Gender Gap for Women in Health Care

Maria Shriver’s ambitious report, The Shriver Report — A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything, has grabbed our attention and focused us on a national priority of the highest importance. Women’s equality […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 10, 2009

Lt. Dan Choi: The Hypocrisy behind Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Meet Lt. Dan Choi, a Korean Southern Baptist who graduated from West Point Military Academy. He is an Iraq war veteran and one of only eight soldiers in his class […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 20, 2009

Women-only Baby Showers: Empowering or Stereotypical?

How “normal” is it to have women-only baby showers? According to popular media, it’s the way baby showers are done. No men. Additionally, the way showers are discussed can highlight […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   7 Comments   |   September 28, 2009

Starting off on the Wrong Foot

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has been a champion of women and girls by bringing issues that affect them to the forefront; he has devoted much of his […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   9 Comments   |   September 14, 2009

What Is It about Women in the Media?

Gender discrimination in the media can generally be broken down into how women are portrayed in the media (both popular forms of media and news media), as well as women’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   September 03, 2009

Drive Time Radio and Mammy

Drive time radio can be annoying, informative, shocking, and sometimes just plain stupid. My usual 10-minute commute to the Metro has been extended this summer to 30 minutes as I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   7 Comments   |   August 10, 2009

What’s Left to Lose?

In his July 15 editorial “Losing My Religion for Equality,” former President Jimmy Carter talks about his separation from the Southern Baptist Church. He cites a statement from a group […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 23, 2009