Celebrating VAWA and Working to Protect All Americans

“Eighteen years ago today, the landmark Violence against Women Act was signed into law. It was founded on the basic premise that every woman deserves to be safe from violence, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   September 14, 2012

Making Research Matter

How do people put AAUW research reports like Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School to use? To find out, AAUW Director of Research Catherine Hill and I recently talked […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 10, 2012

The Ladies-Only Subway Car

Recently, I went to Egypt for a vacation with my dad. We visited the Great Pyramids of Giza, pharaohs’ tombs, ancient temples, and museums. We rode camels at sunrise and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   July 30, 2012

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 & Training   |   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 »