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How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Gap?

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   30 Comments   |   April 03, 2014
Five women who told their pay gap stories for the fight for fair pay series.

7 Women Shortchanged: Personal Stories of the Gender Pay Gap

The damage done by the thousands of dollars I lost to the gender pay gap sticks with me today, despite leaving that employer long ago. My retirement fund isn’t as […] Read more »

A rainboz flag and Human Rights blue and yellow flag stick out of the huge crowd.

Why LGBT Rights Matter for Gender Equity

AAUW strongly supports LGBT equality because women’s rights and LGBT rights are deeply intertwined. However, women’s movements haven’t always had the best track record when it comes to advancing LGBT rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   March 24, 2014
Patricia looks back from her seat in the stadium seating. Far below is the stage.

Global Women Wonder: Why Are We Still Asking for a Seat at the Table?

There’s a definite sense of urgency in the air at this year’s 58th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. What has been accomplished? What hasn’t? What are we going to do about it? Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 14, 2014
Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy stand on either side of a poster explaining their Title IX project.

It’s Never Too Early to Fight Discrimination — Just Ask These 16-Year-Olds

Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy were in eighth grade when they first encountered sex discrimination at school: The boys’ swim team at their friend’s school had newer facilities and equipment than the girls had. Priya and Kavya decided to start a program that would help their peers understand and use their Title IX rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 06, 2014
A cartoon dog next to a sign for Paw Wash

We Need More Katie Mulichs

Katie Mulich was in sixth grade when she came up with the idea that would lead her to become a patented entrepreneur: a machine that washes dogs’ paws. Katie is in the minority not only for her age but as a young woman in the male-dominated field of entrepreneurship. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 25, 2014
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 »