Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Activist

Media Literacy and Online Bullying: Online gossip needs to be examined

A Twitter feed┬áhas sprung up around our campus. It is full of direct verbal attacks on groups and individuals and slut shaming of young women for their sexual behaviors or … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Fear and Loathing in Middle School: Stepping outside of gender norms

One of the reasons that gender stereotyped media and marketing bothers me is that it sets expectations for acceptable behaviors regarding gender. Given what we know about how media shapes … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Teaching Kids to Serve: Towards a vision of self as world changer

; ; This past week-end, some friends and I who work with a group of 6th grade girls hosted a sleepover for them. In the midst of swimming, a service … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 1 Comment
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