Teenagers working at their desks.

Classrooms of Justice: Teaching Gender Studies in Grades 7–12

If we want to prevent bullying at school, we must teach students that gender comes in all shapes and sizes. Girls who are considered “too masculine” or boys who are “too feminine” are often the targets of bullying and sexual harassment at school. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 27, 2013
A man and a woman in football jerseys face off in a field

Women Sports Fans Are Not Mystical Unicorns!

Next time you think about harassing a female sports reporter or fan because she’s “too hot,” “too ugly,” or just not “fan-y” enough for you, ask yourself this question: If she were a man, would I make the same comment? If the answer is no, zip it. And if the answer is yes, zip it anyway. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 22, 2013
A woman and a girl stand together holding anti-bullying signs.

How Does Your School District Score on Bullying and Harassment?

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will ask schools to report how many students were bullied because of sexual orientation. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 15, 2013
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Our Thoughts on What’s Happening at the Supreme Court

We’ve compiled a list of major decisions from this Supreme Court term and analyzed their impact on AAUW’s public policy priorities. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 08, 2013
Airport Security Check

Slut-Shaming and Victim-Blaming Start Early

By now, you may have heard about the male Transportation Security Administration agent who told a girl travelling alone, “You’re only 15, cover yourself,” in, as she described it, a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   June 21, 2013
Audrie Pott

Suicides Should Compel Us to End Victim-Blaming

  Audrie Pott loved art and music. She loved to write and sing and played the piano and the viola. She loved soccer and skiing and riding horses. She was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 25, 2013
Lisa Maatz speaks at STOP Act press conference.

STOP Act Aims to End Sexual Assault in the Military

Last week, AAUW’s Director of Public Policy Lisa Maatz stood alongside Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), representatives from other women’s organizations, and survivors of military rape to announce the reintroduction of […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 24, 2013
Young woman crouched down next to “No, you can’t have my number!” written in chalk on the sidewalk

Taking a Stand against Street Harassment

“Why don’t you show us what’s underneath that towel, baby?” I heard this shouted from a car of four young men, no older than 19, hanging out the window, being […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   April 12, 2013
Artist Saadia Yasmin (left) poses next to one of her paintings.

Help Women Stand Up for Themselves

When asked how young women today could help other women, Niemat Ahmadi, director of Global Partnerships at United to End Genocide and president and founder of the Darfur Women Action […] Read more »

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10 Ways to Mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this year the campaign focuses on preventing child sexual abuse through talking about healthy sexuality. Given the allegations at places like Penn State; […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   7 Comments   |   April 01, 2013