Title IX of the Education Amendments (1972)

June 23 will be the 40th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the benchmark law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs or activities.  Because of Title IX’s protections and provisions, women now receive almost 60% of the degrees granted in the United States and represent over 40% of all college and high school athletes. Title IX also plays a vital role in increasing gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and … [Read More...]


Want to Stop Sexual Harassment at Work? First, Stop it at School

By Holly Kearl, AAUW Sexual harassment allegations by four women against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain have made the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace headline news. What many people may not realize is that such harassment is a widespread problem in middle and high schools, too. During the 2010-11 school year, nearly 48 percent of students in grades 7 through 12 in … [Read More...]

Sorry, Rachel, There is Still Sexual Harassment

By  Joan Grey Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Veteran Public Relations Associate At less than a year old, you are a bit young to hear this message. The immediate learning challenges ahead of you include walking and talking.  But this is one of those topics that there is never really a good time to discuss. While I hope you never experience this, forewarned is forearmed and … [Read More...]

HERVotes Blog Carnival: Fighting Sexual Harassment


By Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation President and Ms. Magazine Publisher Welcome to the fifth #HERvotes blog carnival on the need to keep strong the laws and public policies to end sex discrimination and sexual harassment in schools and at the workplace.   The HERvotes, a multi-organizational campaign launched in August 2011, advocates women must use our voices and votes to stop the … [Read More...]