Before Title IX Babies, There Were Title IX Moms

Before dropping me off at a volleyball tournament that I was playing at her alma mater, my Mom said something to me in passing. “Look for me on the hall […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 22, 2012

Fighting for Title IX with Legal Advocacy

This week, as we celebrate Title IX’s 40th birthday and the advances the law has inspired for gender equity, it’s worth remembering AAUW’s year-round efforts to support women who have […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 22, 2012

Title IX is about STEM Too

Over the last 40 years, Title IX has brought well-known changes to women’s and men’s sports. What fewer people realize are the other areas in which Title IX is intended […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   4 Comments   |   June 22, 2012

Celebrating the Moms Who Helped Us Play

Ever since I was a kid, I loved swimming. Showers, oceans, pools — if there was water, I wanted to be in it. I used to come home from swim […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 11, 2012

Why Women Need to Vote

A Facebook friend of mine who lives in Rwanda recently commented on an Internet meme posted on his wall. The picture showed some of the politicians who are leading the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 05, 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

Rush Limbaugh, Your Vitriol Won’t Silence Us

The nation has been dismayed by the blatantly sexist and offensive comments of talk show host Rush Limbaugh this week, when he called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   7 Comments   |   March 02, 2012

Nearly a Decade Later, a Settlement in the UC Davis Title IX Case

Last week, the University of California and former UC Davis female student wrestlers Arezou Mansourian, Christine Ng, and Lauren Mancuso announced that they had reached an agreement to settle their […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   February 21, 2012

Seeing Red over Girls’ Exclusion from “Red Tails” Field Trip

My daughter, who is almost 6, recently told me a story about how her teacher addressed a situation where a classmate with a physical disability was excluded from an activity […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   6 Comments   |   February 10, 2012

Friday Night Lights — Not Just for Boys’ High School Sports!

“A packed gymnasium, cheerleaders rallying the fans, the crowd on their feet supporting their team, and the pep band playing the school song: These are all things you might expect […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 07, 2012