Why Is Stalking Romantic in Our Favorite Movies?

An eighth-grader barrages his babysitter with romantic overtures in person and via text even after she tells him it makes her uncomfortable. A high school boy follows a classmate’s every […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   February 07, 2013

In Air Force Report, Where Were the Survivors?

If you’re trying to prevent a crime, shouldn’t you talk to survivors to find out their viewpoint? Not in the Air Force. Yesterday, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee held […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 24, 2013

Weak Progress on Ending Military Sexual Assault

“When we can’t protect those who protect our rights, something is wrong,” said Martin R. Castro, chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, as he opened a hearing on […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   January 15, 2013

Don’t Give Up on Reauthorizing VAWA

Working with Congress on a regular basis can be exhilarating and infuriating. The past few months have been both when it comes to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 09, 2013

If a Woman Is Riding a Bus, Don’t Rape Her

Less than a week after the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign — which included hundreds of events demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world — ended, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 07, 2013

Saying Goodbye to the 112th Congress and Hello to the 113th

The 112th Congress officially adjourned Wednesday, ending what’s been described as the least productive Congress ever. For some context, just 219 bills passed by the 112th Congress have been signed […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 04, 2013

AAUW’s Advocacy Resolutions for 2013

’Tis the season of snow, champagne, and New Year’s resolutions! AAUW will formally submit a list of 2013 policy recommendations to Congress and the president, but we wanted to give […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 03, 2013

Human Rights Day 2012: Make Your Voice Count

During the March 1999 U.N. video conference A World Free of Violence against Women, Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, proclaimed: Violence against women is perhaps the most […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 10, 2012

Notre Dame: Another Reason to Reauthorize VAWA

On January 7, the University of Notre Dame football team will compete to win a U.S. national title. And playing on the team, to the cheers of millions of people, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 10, 2012

16 Days Campaign: Speak Up about Gender Violence

While devastating, high-profile acts of violence against women — like the reported murder of 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins by NFL player Jovan Belcher — continue to stun the world and receive […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 07, 2012