Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Landmark Sex Discrimination Case

Last week, plaintiffs in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores case filed their brief before the U.S. Supreme Court, alleging that female employees of Wal-Mart are denied advancement and training opportunities, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 01, 2011

The Continuing Fight for Title IX Enforcement

AAUW recently lent our support to a Title IX lawsuit in Indiana, signing an amicus brief in support of the plaintiff in Parker v. Indiana High School Athletic Association et […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 16, 2011

A Big Victory in the Fight against Gender Discrimination

There’s some great news on the front of gender discrimination, and after the U.S. Senate derailed the Paycheck Fairness Act, it’s more than welcome. In case you haven’t heard, Novartis, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   February 07, 2011

Supreme Court Affirms Retaliation Protections

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced an 8-0 decision in an important equal pay retaliation case, Thompson v. North American Stainless. (Justice Elena Kagan recused herself due to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 25, 2011

Male Allies for Women’s Causes

John Stuart Mill is best known as a philosopher and mathematician. What is less known is that he was an early male ally in the cause for women’s rights. Through […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 12, 2011

To Quota or Not to Quota?

One of the most important questions facing those concerned with the gender gap in American politics is how we can get and keep more women in elected office. According to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 28, 2010

On Sexual Harassment

Looking back, I cannot think of a single event in my life during which I was sexually harassed. I don’t want to delve too much into definitions; I’m operating on […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 10, 2010

Supporting Girls’ Sports

In about a year and a half we’ll celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, but many high schools still treat boys’ and girls’ sports inequitably, frequently cutting girls’ teams […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 08, 2010

Play Educates Students on Intimate Partner Violence

At the AAUW Huntsville (AL) Branch, we are always looking for ways to co-sponsor events with the University of Alabama in Huntsville women’s studies program, not only to benefit women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 22, 2010

(Dis)Order in the Court

Although the country has been occupied with the midterm elections and their effects on President Barack Obama’s administration, we have to remember that there’s another branch of government. We tend […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 16, 2010