Why I Participated in SlutWalk D.C.

I’ve never been called a slut, but last Saturday, I claimed the name when I participated in SlutWalk D.C. SlutWalks started in Toronto in April in response to a police […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   11 Comments   |   August 17, 2011
AAUW Members talking with Senator Harry Reids

Summer Lobbying — Having a Blast!

Ah, summertime. Constituent meetings, public events, and congressional town halls provide excellent opportunities for women’s rights advocacy! You can meet your congresswomen and men during the summer — but you […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 16, 2011

Report: Senate Keeps Women and Minorities off of Federal Benches

Earlier this week, the advocacy group People for the American Way released a report on the Senate’s record of blocking President Barack Obama’s judicial nominations. The report reached a shocking […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 02, 2011

Reform Needed to Foster Equality and Diversity in Higher Ed Leadership

How it is that women are outpacing men in attaining degrees yet not catching up to men in leadership positions in higher education and other professional fields? Further statistics revealed that only 23 percent of college presidents are women. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 30, 2011

The Feminist Movement: Alive and Well

During a recent meeting of my Psychology of Women class at Mount Holyoke College, my classmates and I discussed the attitudes of young women regarding feminism and what those attitudes […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 22, 2011

Don’t Be a Harasser! How to Earn Consent on the Streets

How can you talk to someone — or meet someone — in a public place like the street, a park, or a bus stop without being a harasser? This question […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 12, 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

Where Are the Women in Chanukah?

Tonight is the third night of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah. Though it often coincides with the Christmas season (and is sometimes treated as a sort of Jewish version thereof), […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 03, 2010

The Year of the Woman, Round Two

By now you’ve probably heard about Ginni Thomas’ early morning phone call to Anita Hill, asking her to apologize for what Hill did “with” Ginni Thomas’ husband, Supreme Court Justice […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 22, 2010

Court Rules Campus Group Cannot Discriminate

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in CLS v. Martinez that public colleges and universities may require campus-based religious organizations that want university recognition or funds to comply with that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   June 29, 2010