Conversation Starters 1/30/17
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 Jack Jenkins, Think Progress
Trumpian patriotism is the new piety.
By Jeva Lange, The Week
Bestselling author Roxane Gay will no longer publish her forthcoming book with Simon & Schuster after the publishing house's decision to reportedly buy alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos' book in a $250,000 deal last month
By Marie Griffith, Religion & Politics
“I’m a WITNESS for JUSTICE!” read the front, and on the back, “¡Soy TESTIGO de la JUSTICIA!”
By Bryce Covert, Elle
American childcare is expensive, dangerous, and unreliable. Kids and parents are paying a steep price.
By Amy Butler, Patheos
I ran into someone the other day who had just returned from the women’s march in Washington and she had with her a poster from the march.
By Heidi Stevens, LA Times
Chicago artist Emily Asher just launched the Dear Women Project, which urges people to pen handwritten letters to the inspiring women in their lives. She has designed cards to use, and they feature a different inspiring/historical woman each month.
By Emily Deruy, The Atlantic
A trio of professors in Boston stumbled across a trove of signs, threw them into a rented van, and created an “accidental archive.”
By Sarah Bessey
Well, hasn’t this been a … fun week? Jesus made a feminist out of me. It’s true.
By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters, via Global Citizen
Women shouldn't be required to wear high heels or make up at work, British lawmakers said in a report on Wednesday, as they urged the government to do more to protect women from discriminatory dress codes.
By Damon Linker, The Week
It can be immensely cathartic to band together with hundreds, thousands, and even millions of like-minded people in solidarity around a shared political cause.
By Lili Loofbourow, The Week
Protests invite generalizations, and I was about to irresponsibly philosophize about what Saturday's historic Women's March means — specifically, what it teaches us about American self-portraiture.