Conversation Starters 3/7/17
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.
Strike, march, plug into local campaigns, or find your own way of getting involved.
by Richard Sandomir, The New York Times
Aileen Hernandez, one of the first African-American women to battle sex discrimination from both inside the government and in the top ranks of the women’s movement, died on Feb. 13 in Irvine, Calif. She was 90.
by Rebecca Savransky, The Hill
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday shot back at a Republican lawmaker who criticized the white outfits a group of Democratic women wore to President Trump's address to Congress.
by Matt Ford, The Atlantic
Republican lawmakers in more than a dozen states are mulling bills that target recent protesting tactics.
by Katie Dallas, Global Citizen
On his first full day in office, the US President signed an executive order reimposing and expanding the “Global Gag Rule,” which prevents the federal government from funding organizations that provide access to — or even information about — abortions.
by Tony Reali, The Washington Post
I guess I’m giving up silence for Lent this year.
That’s an odd thing to say when you make a living yapping about sports on ESPN. And odder when the show I host, “Around the Horn,” makes a game out of LOUD NOISES. (That is to say, loud, perspicacious noises from the most insightful sportswriters in America!) I press a mute button to shut them down if (when!) our sports debate careens out of bounds (Fake News!). Silence is how I penalize. Silence works. But is silence good?
by Alexis Rihannon, Bustle
If you're anything like me, living an adult life takes constant vigilance; I have to be steadily working on myself, or I'll slip and slide right into laziness, everything will collapse, and I'll blow an entire week with Netflix and 14 bottles of wine.