Conversation Starters 1/24/17
What are you thinking about what is going on in the world? Here’s the top stories from women, ministry, and world news this week.
By WITW Staff, Women in the World, New York Times
Iowa’s governor, Terry Branstad, told legislators earlier this month that he supports removing state funding for Planned Parenthood and re-channelling the funds to alternative groups. But what would this mean for women set to lose their primary health care provider?
By Bryce Covert, Think Progress
Massachusetts became the first state to prohibit salary histories in August. Now Philadelphia will become the first American city to do the same.
By Carimah Townes, Think Progress
Give the people what they want, dammit! Since its premiere earlier this month, Hidden Figures has earned critical acclaim and $60 million at the box office.
By Carol Howard Merritt, Red Letter Christians
I joined my diverse sisters and brothers in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Saturday for our local Women’s March.
By Liz Boltz Ranfeld, Salon
At 16, I fasted in the capital at an anti-abortion youth rally; now in my 30s I march to protest our new president.
By Paula Stone Williams, Huffington Post
On January 21 I joined four friends and walked the couple of miles to the start of the Women’s March in Denver.
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