A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
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.