Humanity Denied

As a self-proclaimed feminist, I naturally find myself focusing on gender equality in terms of women and what affects us. Last night a wake-up nudge came from an unexpected source […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 14, 2009

Only Men Like History?

During winter break I saw something interesting at a well-known bookstore in my town. I take my kids there a lot, and we do homework or just read together. A […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   January 13, 2009

Want a Female Taxi Driver?

We work to break through economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance, and that includes helping women enter male-dominated professions, but taxi driving is a profession I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   January 08, 2009

Ledbetter Ruling to Affect Hulteen

Yesterday I attended oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court for AT&T Corp v. Hulteen, a case that involves the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). Congress passed the PDA in 1978 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   December 11, 2008

Get a Gift That Keeps On Giving!

The economic climate is tough for everyone, and students are at a real disadvantage. Costs for simple things are increasing, and services are being cut left and right. They say […] Read more »

Men Coaching Women

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the AAUW Arlington (VA) Branch’s Legal Advocacy Fund Holiday Luncheon. Not only did I have a great time meeting AAUW members I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   December 09, 2008

I Can Open My Own Door, Thank You, Sir

I witnessed change on my campus when a friend and I led a discussion on gender to talk about masculinity, sexism, and transgender issues. The purpose of this discussion was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 09, 2008

No Family = Perfect Woman for the Job

Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) was caught on tape saying the following about Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ), who was just nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: “Janet’s perfect […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   December 04, 2008

Halloween … and Pregnancy?

Tomorrow is not only my favorite holiday (I love candy and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”) but also the 30th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In commemoration, […] Read more »

Supreme Court Hears Harassment Case

Monday marked the first day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term. During this term, the court will hear cases covering a number of important issues, including employment discrimination, free […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 09, 2008