Is Your Mobile Phone Funding Rape?

Could you imagine living in a region deemed the rape capital of the world by the United Nations? How about being kidnapped and repeatedly raped by multiple armed men who […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   September 22, 2010

So Rihanna Likes the Way it Hurts?

My 16-year-old daughter and I were watching the MTV Video Music Awards together when Eminem and Rihanna performed their collaboration, “Love the Way You Lie.” Watching Rihanna in her princess-like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   9 Comments   |   September 17, 2010

Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva Are Not Unusual

Domestic violence is headline news right now, thanks to Oscar-winning actor Mel Gibson and his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, who are battling for custody of their baby. Grigorieva is also […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   July 23, 2010

Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses: What You Don’t Know

Violence against women, specifically sexual assault, continues to be a serious problem on college and university campuses. As we embark on Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it is essential for colleges […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   April 13, 2010

Tunnel of Oppression: An Eye-Opening Experience

Imagine walking into a dark space that is totally enclosed. Inside there are pictures on the walls of abused women with bruised and bloody faces looking directly at you. A […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   March 15, 2010

Don’t Miss Half the Sky Live

This past Christmas, my sister — with just a bit of hinting on my part — gave me the best-selling book, Half the Sky, by Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 04, 2010

Few Consequences for Campus Assailants

Most survivors of sexual assault on campus do not report the crime, in large part due to institutional barriers they face in the reporting process. Of those who report the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   February 26, 2010

Her Life Depends on It – Part 2

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) report Her Life Depends on It – II discusses how important exercise is to women’s health and well-being. After high school or college, finding the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 03, 2010

AAUW’s Women of 2009

AAUW is about to go on a “blogcation” until the new year, but first, we’d like to celebrate some women who have broken through barriers in 2009. In no particular […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   December 30, 2009

On “Accidents”

Perhaps you have heard about Hiram Monserrate, the New York state senator recently convicted of brutally assaulting his live-in girlfriend? According to reports and video surveillance footage, he cut her […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 08, 2009