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

AAUW Supports Second Sexual Violence Case against U.S. Military

“You need to pick yourself up and dust yourself off. … I can’t babysit you all of the time” was the response a Marine officer gave to Elle Helmer when […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   March 07, 2012

When Humor Crosses the Line

For two years, I drew a comic strip that was a spoof of the superhero genre. The strip was called The Saga of Anti-Rape Man and was published on the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 06, 2012

Meet Susan Walker Woolley: Educational Ethnographer

There has been overwhelming interest in AAUW’s most recent research report, Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School. This attention does not surprise Susan Walker Woolley, a 2010–11 American Fellow […] Read more »

Make Lifelong Resolutions

We are just one month into 2012, and already many of our well-intentioned resolutions have fallen to the backs of our minds. As treadmill runners dwindle and winter merchandise goes […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   February 03, 2012

College Men, Where Do You Stand?

About one in five women will be raped or experience attempted rape during their college careers, and about two-thirds of undergraduate students — male and female — experience some type […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 02, 2012

Making Military Sexual Assault Visible

Did you know that, according to the new documentary Invisible War, about 20 percent of women in the military are raped by coworkers, as are 1 percent of men? Did […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   January 24, 2012

Civil Rights Aren’t Free — Demand Funding for Enforcement!

The Obama administration will release its budget proposal for fiscal year 2013 in the next few weeks. This will be the first budget proposed since last summer’s agreement to raise […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 17, 2012