Femintunity: Seize The Future

Tis the time for my first blog post, I assume many imagine it to be something really crazy and special as a kick off.... Though what I feel is absolutely crazy and special, may be a bit farfetched. We'll start with The title, What is Femintunity? Lets continue the conversation below. At the respective college I attend, it has collaborated a lot with organizations that empower women. One of these organizations being The American Association University of Women, Their mission statement....more

Win Friends and Influence People — and Drink Wine!

What’s not to love about an event that lets you meet great new people, share cool ideas, win fun prizes, and have a discounted glass of delicious wine? Personally, I think that sounds like a great way to unwind after work, and it’s why I have attended each of the three Washington, D.C., Cocktails and Convos events sponsored by AAUW to date. (OK, so it didn’t hurt that I won an awesome prize the first time!)...more

Why Equal Pay Day is Equal Power Day

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Celebrating National Women's History Month

March 1 marks the start of National Women's History Month, and AAUW has strong ties to this annual celebration of women history makers. AAUW is an established historic organization that has helped — and continues to help — women make history.With that in mind, AAUW is excited to partner with the National Women's History Project in its 30th anniversary year, which has the theme "Writing Women Back into History." There will be many ways for AAUW members and supporters to get involved this year, and AAUW's Women's History Month celebrations will include the following: A Flickr stream of photos If you have photos of a Women's History Month event to share, please upload them to AAUW's Flickr stream by e-mailing the photos to mess90zap [at] photos.flickr.com*. Please be sure to include a short caption for each photo in the subject line or in the text of your e-mail message and indicate that the photos are for National Women’s History Month. Women's History Month-related photos will be available for viewing directly on the Flickr account. A YouTube video campaign AAUW staff members will be filming short videos about women they are honoring during Women's History Month that will be uploaded to AAUW's YouTube channel. If you would like to share a Women's History Month-related video that you’ve made, just upload it to your own account and send in the link via e-mail. We will collect videos from AAUW branches and members and online supporters and share them through the blog and/or Facebook. ...more

A Good 24 Hours for Health Reform

AAUW staff and members were among the 1,200 people who descended on the corridors of Capitol Hill yesterday as part of the “Stop Stupak” coalition. Stupak, of course, refers to Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), the Michigan congressman who inserted an amendment into the House-passed version of health reform legislation that would jeopardize women’s access to complete and safe reproductive health care coverage. The day’s events on Capitol Hill, which included meetings with congressional offices, briefings, and a rally attended by several members of Congress, were matched by various events taking place around the country as people took action in individual states. From Washington, DC, to the state of Washington, friends and allies united as one in our common cause to ensure that the Stupak amendment does not become law....more

Supporting Caregivers for National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. In honor of these selfless individuals, I have written a blog for More.com, “Caregivers Deserve Year-Round Applause,” which focuses on the wide range of challenges facing the nation’s estimated 50 million caregivers....more

See Red, Be Red for Equal Pay, today

Red happens to be my favorite color. I'm an Aries after all. A classic one according to my sister (maybe that My Red Shoes ...more

Women's Issues, Obama the Feminist and the 111th Congress

The Ms. Special Winter 2009 Inaugural Issue is now out with a cover image of President-elect Barack Obama wearing a t-shirt that says, "This is what a feminist looks like." From a media advisory prepared by Ms.: ...more

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Lilly Ledbetter, a Real War Hero, Could Help Obama

Little did I know a few weeks ago, when Carole Joffe and I wrote "It's About Time Working Women Get Straight Answers from John McCain", showing the connective tissue uniting economic and reproductive justice--you know, like the phrase "barefoot and pregnant"-- and ...more