She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Myths About American Families

When: Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30PM
Where: Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5; buy tickets here

Older generations of Americans often reminisce about the “good old days” and the supposedly more traditional values of families in the 1950s and other decades. According to Evergreen State College’s Stephanie Coontz, this is a lie contemporary families tell themselves. The Way We Never Were is a historical analysis of the American family which puts modern parental dynamics into perspective. She’ll share a few potentially startling facts about the alcoholism, unwanted teen pregnancies, and drug abuse that were far more common in previous generations (despite what some might say today). Coontz will also dive into ongoing shifts in family makeup like gender, race, feminism, and sexual practice, and why these values should be the ones shaping families today.

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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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This entry was posted on April 26, 2016 by in Lecture/Conference.
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