She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Teaching Girls About Sex

When: 7:30PM, Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Where: Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue
Cost: $5; buy tickets here

For many parents, talking to children about sex is hard and, according to Peggy Orenstein (Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter), it’s even harder to discuss the subject with growing girls. Because of sexual assault rates on college campuses, the emphasis placed on virginity, and female-focused words like slut, young women have a harder time navigating the murky waters of sexual activity. She’ll explain the extra pressures placed on girls (from teens through college) and explore the gamut of sex-related topics: views on STIs, LGBTQ-specific concerns, porn, purity pacts, hook-up culture, proper sex ed, and rape. This event is not just for parents and teachers. Orenstein’s advice will speak to anyone who knows—or is—a young woman. This event will be moderated by Town Hall program director Katy Sewall.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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