Conversation Starters 4/5/17
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 Natasha Guzman, Bustle
On Saturday, the Associated Press announced multiple changes regarding the use of gendered and gender-neutral pronouns.
by Hannah Ferrett, Market Watch
Italy could soon become the first Western country to offer paid ‘menstrual leave’ to women who experience painful periods.
By Dayna Evans, New York Magazine
On Tuesday evening, negotiations between the U.S. women’s national hockey team and USA Hockey, the governing body of the sport in the States, came to a close after almost a full year.
by Liz Alderman, The New York Times
On a chilly afternoon in October, Frida Ros Valdimarsdottir, a former home-care worker turned women’s rights advocate, left her office at exactly 2:38 p.m. and headed to Reykjavik’s main square, where throngs of women were forming a boisterous crowd.
by Casey Quinlan, Think Progress
This issue goes beyond religion and ideology.
by Reid Wilson, The Hill
The Census Bureau’s 2020 survey will not ask about respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity, dashing LGBT rights groups’ hopes that the new questions would be added and raising concerns that the Trump administration may have squelched the proposal.
WBUR Boston, On Point Radio
When Sean Spicer said “stop shaking your head” to a black female reporter, it struck a wider nerve. We’ll listen to #BlackWomenAtWork.