Effects of Pornography on Perceptions of Women and Sexual Violence

AAUW Communications fellow Katherine Broendel guest blogs this month at Framing Science about sexual violence as a social problem. The following entry originally appeared on Framing Science and is cross-posted […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   June 12, 2009

It’s the Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, but I’m Not Quite Ready to Celebrate

On June 10, 1963, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. Forty-six years later, as I prepare to graduate from college and enter the workforce, there are so […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2009

We’re Talking about Money

There have been numerous reports documenting the achievement gaps in education in America. Some focus on the racial gap, others on the gender gap, and AAUW’s own Where the Girls […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   April 30, 2009

Skating Toward Wage Disparity

What do medicine, anthropology, engineering, and chemistry have in common? These are a few of the majors the women on Princeton University’s ice skating team represent. I was up there […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 27, 2009
A painting of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace, Technology Hero

When girls are looking for heroes in technology, who are the leaders that they learn about in school? Who do they look up to? Most of the big names in technology are men, but women have played an important role in the development of technology. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   March 24, 2009

Counsel on the Council

In Wednesday’s Washington Post, Kathleen Parker criticizes President Obama for creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. In so doing, she relies on two main arguments: first, that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 20, 2009

Where Are All the Women?

I used to be an engineer. For eight years, I designed satellites. The work was engrossing at times, and I loved designing with CAD (Computer Aided Design). It was like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   February 19, 2009

Meet Wendy Crone: Engineering Professor and Mentor

It was an engineering summer camp during high school that really piqued Wendy Crone’s interest in engineering mechanics. During the camp, one professor held a demonstration lab in which he […] Read more »

Pay Equity — Ancient History?

At dinner this weekend, I was chatting with a young woman about the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. I didn’t expect her to know about Ledbetter, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   9 Comments   |   January 12, 2009

Keep the Change

There’s a buzz around Washington and the AAUW office this week, for many reasons. The Obama family arrived in town over the weekend, creating an air of excitement and lots […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   January 06, 2009