Conversation Starters 2/28/17
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 Antonia Blumberg, Huffington Post
Sales of the Quran skyrocketed in the United States following 9/11. Perhaps it was a search for answers, or a desire to parse out certain stereotypes, that made some people turn to the Muslim holy text.
by Jen Doll, The Week
In October 2014, which might as well be another time continuum entirely, David Shaftel wrote an article for The New York Times titled "Brunch Is for Jerks."
by Leslie Nemo, The Atlantic
Many women want to stop their periods while in the field, but getting the means to do so can be difficult.
by Timothy B. Lee, Vox
The last week must have been one of the worst in Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s life. It began with viral allegations of toxic misogyny in the company’s ranks and continued with a high-profile public apology and an internal investigation launched from the executive suite.
by Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune
She previously called Planned Parenthood an “exceptional organization.”
by Cassis Carothers, Global Citizen
Norway is joining a campaign to increase funds for women’s healthcare around the world and has committed $10 million to the effort. The global fund, which was created after US President Donald Trump signed an order restricting any US aid from going to healthcare groups that provide information on abortion services, is being supported by Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Canada, and Cape Verde.
by James O'Hare, Global Citizen