Women’s Studies in the Virtual World

Distance learning took on a whole new meaning for me when I attended a conference on Saturday, “Virtual Praxis: A Conference on Women’s Community in Second Life.” I didn’t even […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 17, 2008

Violence Against Women

A homeowner in West Hollywood, California, has chosen to hang a mannequin dressed to look like Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as part of a Halloween display. He was reported as […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   October 28, 2008

Supreme Court Hears Harassment Case

Monday marked the first day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term. During this term, the court will hear cases covering a number of important issues, including employment discrimination, free […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 09, 2008

Sexual Harassment on Public Transportation

Recently police arrested a man at a Manhattan subway station on misdemeanor charges of attempted unlawful surveillance, attempted sexual abuse, and harassment. A month earlier he took a cell phone […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   October 08, 2008

Staying Safe at School

Various statistics show that college-aged women are at a higher risk of being sexually assaulted than any other group of women. For the new school year, RAINN, the rape, abuse, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   September 04, 2008

Culture Affects Perception

Is a sexist comment aimed at a middle or high school student the result of her own shortcomings or the result of her environment? For the student asking herself this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 27, 2008

Equity in the News

Equity in the News from May 2 – May 12, 2008 Men, concentrated in the weakest sectors, are losing jobs in this downturn, while women make gains. At least 54 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 12, 2008

Sexist Slurs Permissible?

AAUW is concerned about sexual harassment issues on campus, and in February we posted a blog entry about an incident at Yale University where pledge members of the Zeta Psi […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   9 Comments   |   May 06, 2008

Re: What Campus Rape Crisis?

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 »

Blog   |   Campus   |   March 03, 2008

“Yale Sluts”: Harassment

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 »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 22, 2008