Conversation Starters 3/24/17
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 Margaret Atwood, The New York Times
In the spring of 1984 I began to write a novel that was not initially called “The Handmaid’s Tale.” I wrote in longhand, mostly on yellow legal notepads, then transcribed my almost illegible scrawlings using a huge German-keyboard manual typewriter I’d rented.
by Amy Roberts, Bustle
I was 13 when I first discovered Buffy The Vampire Slayer. And like the superhuman powers that were bestowed upon Buffy Summers as the chosen one of her generation, this show was the chosen one of mine and gave me strength.
by Brooke Seipel, The Hill
Top White House advisor Kellyanne Conway says she didn't oppose the Women's March on Washington held in opposition to President Trump, but that she'd "rather do than march."
by Gail Wallace, The Junia Project
I'm learning to preach. I have a lot of experience with teaching and presenting. For many years I was a staff educator in the hospital setting and later a college professor. But this is my first experience with solo preaching in a local church.
by Emily Martin, National Women's Law Center
In a just-released letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a former student of Judge Gorsuch has alleged that last year, in the Legal Ethics and Professionalism course he taught at the University of Colorado, Judge Gorsuch made a series of comments asserting that women manipulate employers by accepting jobs without disclosing their plans to become pregnant, accepting maternity benefits from their employers, and then failing to return to work after maternity leave.