International Women’s Day 07March

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   March 07, 2008

The event we now call International Women’s Day began 95 years ago, a day promoting women’s rights and peace on a global level. Some great websites detail the turbulent times […] Read more »

Inspiring Women: Part 1 04March

Blog   |   Community   |   March 04, 2008

On March 1, Christy Jones asked our blog readers to share a story about a woman who inspires them in honor of Women’s History Month. We’ve asked AAUW staff and […] Read more »

Re: What Campus Rape Crisis? 03March

Blog   |   Campus   |   March 03, 2008

As a college student, I engaged in various forms of campus activism on the issue of sexual assault. Thus I was greatly dismayed to read a recent Los Angeles Times […] Read more »

Equity in the News 2-29-08 03March

Blog   |   Community   |   March 03, 2008

AAUW in the News Read about the ten best and worst states for pay equity. AAUW members learn tips for living a more environmentally-friendly life. Over four hundred middle school […] Read more »

A Woman of History 01March

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   March 01, 2008

There is a wonderful conversation in Jane Austen’s Persuasion, between Anne Elliot and Captain Benwick. He remarks, “I don’t think I ever opened a book in my life which had […] Read more »

Race & Gender: Still an Issue 29February

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 29, 2008

As CNN reminds us, the 2004 presidential election exit polls indicated that 62% of white men voted for George Bush and 67% of nonwhite men voted for John Kerry. Although […] Read more »

From Britney to Hillary & Beyond 26February

Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   February 26, 2008

If one were to count the number of news stories about these two women, there’s no doubt Britney Spears would come out on top. Of course, the minute I penned […] Read more »

“Yale Sluts”: Harassment 22February

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 22, 2008

Recently, a photograph of Zeta Psi fraternity–affiliated students holding a sign outside the Yale University’s Women’s Center saying “We Love Yale Sluts” surfaced, causing the Women’s Center to threaten to […] Read more »

Vote and Honor Black History! 21February

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 21, 2008

The election headlines are amazing: “Who’s Black and Female and How Do They Vote?” “In Politics, Gender and Race Vie for Top Billing” “Gender or Race: Black Women Voters Face […] Read more »

When Old is New Again 19February

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   February 19, 2008

One thing I’ll say for this presidential election: I’m finding it much more interesting than usual. It’s gratifying to hear so many people across every age group actually talking about […] Read more »