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How to Be an Effective Ally

Do you know how to be the best ally you can be? Here are my three top tips to follow. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 13, 2014
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 »

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Speaking of Women: Our Top 10 Posts of 2013

In celebration of an amazing year of great dialogue about women and girls, here is a list of our top 10 posts of 2013, with hopes for an even better 2014. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 27, 2013
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
A movie poster for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" shows Katniss drawing a bow.

Latest “Hunger Games” Is Awesome. There, I Said It.

Why is it important that there’s a second movie? Because the second movie is freaking awesome. Plus, it’s important that Hollywood welcomes and heavily promotes a strong female protagonist, and even more important that the public shows up in droves. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 22, 2013
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
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Workplace Justice Not “Essential” Enough

The government agencies we need to help us do LAF’s work aren’t among the very few “essential” services still running during the government shutdown. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 14, 2013
Women members of AAUW of New Jersey stand together

Grassroots Efforts Fight Human Trafficking Close to Home

AAUW members nationwide are leading efforts to fight human trafficking by starting petitions for legislative action, raising awareness, and working to prevent sex trafficking during the 2014 Super Bowl. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 08, 2013
AAUW staff at Planned Parenthood

HER-story of Shutdown and Women’s Health

There are many things that went into current shutdown, but it’s clear to me that women’s health is a big part of it. What we’re seeing now is just one more attempt to make women’s health a political negotiating chip, and we’re not having it. Tell Congress to do its job. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 04, 2013
A photo of Chastity, a young woman featured in the film

“The Graduates/Los Graduados” Explores the High School Dropout Problem

American Graduate Day was established to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. AAUW has once again teamed up with Independent Lens and Women and Girls Lead to promote the film “The Graduates/Los Graduados” and to raise awareness of the high dropout rate among Latino high school students. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 27, 2013