Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

LEGO Friends: Feminist Frequency responds

Feminist Frequency on LEGO Friends In several recent posts, I’ve addressed the issues that are brought up in the gender stereotyping promoted through the LEGO Friends line being developed and … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Talking with Kids about Puberty

We’ve talked before about making sure that you provide an open opportunity for your children to talk with you about sexuality. An important part of that conversation is talking with … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 6 Comments

See It and Be It: Playing to Learn with Game Designer Jason Haas

In our See It & Be It post today, I wanted to feature a person who has a cool job that many kids may not even know exists! They all … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Embracing Girly: On Letting Girls Be Who They Are

There’s a debate that pops up when someone challenges the notion that girls are all about pink, princess, and sparkles. The point that I often make is that marketing and … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

Media and Children: It’s not all about the parent

Parenting is not done in a vacuum. Many people will say, “That toy/show/stereotype really isn’t that big of a deal. If children have good parents, then they will be fine.” … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 9 Comments

Does this pink miniskirt make me look stupid? Stereotype Threat and Kids

Have you ever walked into a room and become immediately aware that something about you makes you stand out in the crowd, makes you different, might lead others to believe … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · 12 Comments

No Laughing Matter: 10 Year Old Girl responds to LEGO’s gender stereotyping

I was showing my 10-year-old daughter the different LEGO lines on the LEGO’s website. We looked at the City line, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Kingdoms, Pharaoh Quest, and then the … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · 15 Comments

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