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

Richmond Rape Rhetoric Reminiscent of “Boys Will Be Boys”

Reading about the heinous, two-and-a-half-hour gang rape of a 15-year-old girl at Richmond High School in Northern California takes me back to a sexual assault incident I dealt with a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 09, 2009

A Crime by Any other Name Is Still a Crime

Just as I was sitting down to write about Roman Polanski, I heard an update on the David Letterman issue: He apparently apologized yet again to his wife and asked […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   October 07, 2009

Baby Spice to Burkas

In the beginning of September I was lucky enough to take my first trip to the Middle East, seeing the remarkable countries of Egypt and Jordan. Before leaving on this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   September 24, 2009

Harassed on the Way to School

AAUW’s research reports Drawing the Line and Hostile Hallways show that girls and boys are subject to sexual harassment at school. Research I’ve conducted on gender-based street harassment of girls […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   4 Comments   |   September 16, 2009

Help SAFER Make College Campuses Safer

Last year AAUW supported the amazing organization Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) through our Community Action Grants program. The grant helped SAFER develop the online College Sexual Assault Policies […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 04, 2009

Unwanted Exposure

Colleagues at work have been touting the benefits of yoga, and I finally got myself out of my desk chair yesterday to attend a beginner’s class at lunch. Crossing that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   September 01, 2009

Rape Isn’t a Game

When I was teaching high school in California five years ago, we took about 90 students on a weekend retreat to address issues of diversity. One night the boys and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   14 Comments   |   June 10, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Day

As I was driving to work, I noticed a large banner in front of the National Education Association that said May 5 is Teacher Appreciation day. I am not familiar […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   May 05, 2009