Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva Are Not Unusual

Domestic violence is headline news right now, thanks to Oscar-winning actor Mel Gibson and his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, who are battling for custody of their baby. Grigorieva is also […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   July 23, 2010

Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses: What You Don’t Know

Violence against women, specifically sexual assault, continues to be a serious problem on college and university campuses. As we embark on Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it is essential for colleges […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   April 13, 2010

Tunnel of Oppression: An Eye-Opening Experience

Imagine walking into a dark space that is totally enclosed. Inside there are pictures on the walls of abused women with bruised and bloody faces looking directly at you. A […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   March 15, 2010

Don’t Miss Half the Sky Live

This past Christmas, my sister — with just a bit of hinting on my part — gave me the best-selling book, Half the Sky, by Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 04, 2010

Few Consequences for Campus Assailants

Most survivors of sexual assault on campus do not report the crime, in large part due to institutional barriers they face in the reporting process. Of those who report the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   February 26, 2010

Her Life Depends on It – Part 2

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) report Her Life Depends on It – II discusses how important exercise is to women’s health and well-being. After high school or college, finding the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 03, 2010

AAUW’s Women of 2009

AAUW is about to go on a “blogcation” until the new year, but first, we’d like to celebrate some women who have broken through barriers in 2009. In no particular […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   December 30, 2009

On “Accidents”

Perhaps you have heard about Hiram Monserrate, the New York state senator recently convicted of brutally assaulting his live-in girlfriend? According to reports and video surveillance footage, he cut her […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 08, 2009

Campus Sexual Assault: A New Report and Project

During their college careers, 20 to 25 percent of women face sexual assault, and many campuses aren’t doing enough to keep students safe or offering them appropriate avenues for reporting […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   December 02, 2009

Media Discourse Has It Wrong on Sexual Violence

Most people have heard about the alleged gang rape of a teenage girl a couple weeks ago outside her high school. There are many shocking and horrific aspects of the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   November 18, 2009