President Barack Obama signs copies of his speech after delivering the 2014 State of the Union.

3 Reasons President Obama Needs to Act Now on the Gender Pay Gap

An anti-retaliation executive order would protect federal employees who choose to talk about their salaries or ask about pay practices. It’s time for the president to act. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 11, 2014
Melroy and Whitson shake hands in the ISS.

When Pam Melroy Was Born, Women Astronauts Didn’t Exist. She Still Became One.

Melroy is one of only two women to have ever commanded the space shuttle. All told, she’s spent 6,924 hours (about 288 days) above Earth. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 05, 2014
1963 AAUW Achievement Award winner Helen Taussig Taussig was a pioneer in pediatric cardiology.

The Founder of Pediatric Cardiology Couldn’t Hear a Heartbeat

February is American Heart Month, and today we’re remembering the founder of pediatric cardiology, Helen Taussig. Taussig developed the procedure known as the Blalock-Taussig shunt, which has saved the lives of countless children who had “blue baby syndrome.” Read more »

Barnard President Debora Spar stands smiling with Jamia Wilson.

Are Young Women Carrying the Mantle of Feminism?

How is feminism different today? Do young women want to be feminists, or not? These are complicated questions, without easy answers. Because young women, of course, don’t speak with a single voice or share a common attitude. Some are quick to embrace the term feminist. Others despise it. Read more »

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey sit back-to-back in gowns with a Golden Globe Award in the background.

Our 5 Favorite Moments from the Golden Globes

The 71st annual Golden Globes aired January 13, and the telecast drew its highest viewer count in 10 years. Here are our favorite “golden” moments from the show. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 14, 2014
A screenshot of the video where the woman is labeled "bossy."

Viral Pantene Philippines Ad Challenges Stereotypes, Will Air in United States

In one minute, the Pantene #WhipIt commercial took negative stereotypes of women leaders and flipped those ideas on their head. We have to praise this Pantene ad for bringing feminist issues to a wider audience and rejecting the old, lazy, sexist advertising tropes many companies still use. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 19, 2013
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Title IX at Ball State: A Tennis Coach Fights Back

For 21 years, Kathy Bull served as the head coach for the women’s tennis team at Ball State University in Indiana. But midseason in 2009, the university abruptly fired Bull, who promptly filed suit under Title IX. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   December 16, 2013
People with signs walk and rally outside the Supreme Court in support of the Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court Takes Up Troubling Contraceptive Lawsuits

You may like and respect your boss, but would you want him or her to have control over your medical care? Of course not. But after today’s Supreme Court decision, it could happen. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   8 Comments   |   November 26, 2013
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6 Ways to Change the World During the Giving Season

People around the world are taking action on the Tuesday after turkey day, also known as Giving Tuesday, to give back to their communities and build a better world. And we know that the best way to do that is to empower women — something we’ve been doing since 1881. Read more »

Photo by David Shankbone, "Toy Store," Flickr Creative Commons

Gift Guide for Girls: The 2013 Edition

The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to find that elusive perfect gift for the girl(s) in your life. When so many gifts marketed to girls are highly gendered, promoting stereotyped and objectified images of girls, holiday shopping can be a frustrating experience. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we’ve created a list of gifts that defy stereotypes! Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   13 Comments   |   November 05, 2013