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

Why Media Representation Matters

While I was in graduate school working on my master’s degree in public communication, I focused my attention on issues facing women in the media. (In fact, my thesis was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   12 Comments   |   October 23, 2009

Project Profile: Sisters Empowering Sisters

On August 27, after a three-week delay, Chris Brown’s sentence for his felony assault conviction was handed down: five years’ probation and 180 days of community labor. He was convicted […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   September 25, 2009

Starting off on the Wrong Foot

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has been a champion of women and girls by bringing issues that affect them to the forefront; he has devoted much of his […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   9 Comments   |   September 14, 2009

Activism Abroad

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend Campus Progress’ national conference in Washington, D.C. Though headlined by prominent speakers such as Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, the Daily […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 28, 2009

Meet Lorraine Anderson

Since February, when I turn on the radio in the morning I’m inundated with dismal news about the current state of the economy. Would you like some foreclosures with your […] Read more »

Effects of Pornography on Perceptions of Women and Sexual Violence

AAUW Communications fellow Katherine Broendel guest blogs this month at Framing Science about sexual violence as a social problem. The following entry originally appeared on Framing Science and is cross-posted […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   June 12, 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

We Need Male Allies

“Men are essential to feminism and to ending sexual assault. If they weren’t, we’d already have ended it.” — Jerin Alam, president, Hunter Women’s Rights Coalition, Hunter College, New York, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   April 16, 2009