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American Association of University Women

To Get More Women's Names on Future Ballots, Start with College Women

Kate Farrar | Posted 10.31.2014 | College
Kate Farrar

Everyone's gearing up for the midterm elections, but AAUW and Running Start are also thinking about future ballots. And we want to see women on them.

Gender Pay Gap Is Alive And Well In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

Not only does the gender wage gap have real staying power, but it's alive and kicking in all 50 states. According to a new report released earlier...

Census Poverty Report Didn't Reveal This: 41% of U.S. Women Either Poor Or On The Brink

Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact

By Reshmi Kaur Oberoi, Womens eNews (WOMENSENEWS)--On a day when the U.S. Census reported that poverty rates were stable at 15 percent a women's ec...

3 Reasons The Wage Gap Isn't A Myth

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women

Is the gender wage gap a myth? That's what a piece on PolicyMic last week suggested. Blogger Matt Vespa argues that the Paycheck Fairness Act,...

For Mother's Day, Support Moms at Community College

Linda Hallman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Linda Hallman

Studies have shown that a mother's education level is an important factor in the educational success and health of her children and that supporting mothers' educational achievement ultimately benefits our communities.

Don't Just Get Mad About the Gender Pay Gap, Do Something on Equal Pay Day!

Linda Hallman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women
Linda Hallman

The pay gap is a glaring, well-documented and persistent inequality, especially when you consider that the 77-cent statistic hasn't budged in 10 years. For those of us on the front lines of the pay equity battle, this month marks an important opportunity to raise national awareness of the issue.

Guns On Campus: Popular Among Conservatives, Hated By College Leaders

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.11.2013 | College

As the national conversation continues to focus on how to address gun violence, groups like the NRA and Students For Concealed Carry have advocated pu...

Most Working Women Are Put in a Bind, Not a Binder

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Women deserve pay parity, not parody in comic binders. Study the candidates' voting records on issues important to working women and our families.

Women, Take This Momentum to the Polls

Linda Hallman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Linda Hallman

With a reported 18-point gap between male and female voters, it's possible that women will have the deciding voice on the nation's next president.

Ask Candidates How They Will Vote on Equal Pay Bills -- Tribute to Lilly Ledbetter: Crusader for Women's Equal Pay

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Why isn't every candidate -- from presidential, to congressional, state and local officials -- asked how they will vote on equal pay legislation for women? Equal pay for women is a family and community economic stimulus factor, not just a women's issue.

Tyler Kingkade

Gender Pay Gap Worsens Student Debt For Women: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.24.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- In their first year out of college, millennial women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male peers, according to a new repor...

Women Voters Want to Know Candidates' Records, Not Slogans

Linda Hallman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Linda Hallman

If women are powerful enough to determine the outcome of the election -- and we know that we are -- then we must use that power to hold all legislators accountable to the promises they've made.

The Worst State For Being Paid Equally

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

Even as we discuss how women are becoming “The Richer Sex,” American women still earn a lot less than their male counterparts -- 23 percent less o...

Wage Equality: Is Money 'More Important for Men' in the U.S.?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Men out-earn women in the U.S. and lots of people in this country think they should continue to do so, to the detriment of individual women, their families and our entire society.

Three Videos Everyone Should See Before Voting

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

"Personhood" for zygotes cruelly subverts the very idea of a culture of life and potentially criminalizes every pregnant woman. Are you really cool with that? Even if you personally would not chose an abortion?

Why We Need More Women in Poliltics

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.01.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women run, they are just as likely as men to win -- but they are not running. The study details exactly why -- and it's not because of a biological mandate.

Sexual Harassment Pervasive In U.S. Middle And High Schools, Survey Finds

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — It can be a malicious rumor whispered in the hallway, a lewd photo arriving by cell phone, hands groping where they shouldn't. Added ...