When It Comes to Bullying and Harassment, Silence Isn’t Golden

The AAUW Public Policy Department and AAUW members have sent letters to 10 of the nation’s 20 largest school districts asking them to correct their unrealistic reports that there were […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   July 18, 2012

AAUW Applauds President’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage

“I’ve just concluded that, for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” —President Barack […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 11, 2012

When The Invisible War Came to AAUW

Sexual assault in the military is a significant problem, one that affects 20 percent of women and 1 percent of men in the armed forces, according to the new documentary […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   April 30, 2012

President Obama Endorses Anti-bullying Legislation

Sometimes, we in the AAUW Public Policy Department are asked by members, “Does the work we do really make a difference?” When I answer with an unequivocal yes, I point […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 26, 2012

The Second-Grader Who Stood Up for Me

I think you would be hard-pressed to find someone who has not experienced bullying in some form — as the bully, the victim, or a bystander. I am no exception. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 24, 2012

Do I Look Suspicious?

Young, white, and female — that’s me. Young, black, and male — that’s Trayvon Martin. Not much in common, huh? The privilege of being a white woman makes it impossible […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   April 10, 2012

10 Ways to Participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Last week, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) gave an eloquent speech advocating for the reauthorization of the Violence against Women Act. In addition to sharing her own stories of sexual abuse, […] Read more »

Troubling School Trends along Race, Gender Lines

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights made headlines earlier this month when it released new data showing that black and Hispanic students across America face harsher discipline, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 22, 2012

Meet Us on the Street: March 18–24

A man threw a glass bottle toward my student’s head last week after she ignored his catcalls near Lehigh and Broad [in Philadelphia]. As a result, her father has discouraged […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 15, 2012

Finding Hope in a Hopeless Place: Ending School Bullying

Imagine a 12-year-old girl in middle school. She doesn’t dress in a girly way, she has a low voice, and she likes playing video games. Other students think she’s not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 12, 2012