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Columbia College Kicks Off Women's History Month

Posted: Mar 5, 2014 8:43 PM by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Mar 5, 2014 10:27 PM

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COLUMBIA - Columbia College is hosting many events during the month of March for Women's History Month.

Professor Stephanie Coontz from Evergreen State College in Washington helped kick of the month by speaking on the changes in marital trends over the years.

"We've been taught I think to expect certain things of marriage that really have become outdated with women in the workforce," Coontz said.

Coontz said men have doubled the amount of house care and tripled the amount of child care from the 1960s.

The presentation from Coontz explained how women's changing roles to the workforce has actually helped improve some marriages.

"I think it is very important for young women and men to know how far we've come, how important it wad to build a movement for equality and why it wasn't just important for women, how it's affected the lives of men and children as well," said Coontz.

Columbia College will hold several more events for Women's History Month.

The next event will be a viewing and discussion of the film Mona Lisa Smile.

For a full list of events for the month visit Columbia College's website.

The theme this year is "What Tradition? The Mystique of the Modern Family." The theme will explore love, marriage and family traditions.

Going along with the theme Columbia College is asking for people to post awkward family photo to their Facebook page which will be used in the final event for Women's History Month.

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