Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

You are Enough: Speaking Words of Power

Today in class, one of my students challenged us to write words of encouragement on post it notes and share them all around our university campus. All day I was … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sexism in Video Games: Tropes, Trolls and Terrific Upstanders

this post was shared by Amy Jussel on Shaping Youth. Check her site for continued updates. Amy wrote the original post in response to threats that Anita Sarkeesian has gotten … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Realities of Teen Dating Violence and Ways to Move on

Teen dating violence is a reality that many people fail to realize and even fewer talk about. Many parents of teens believe teen dating violence is not even an issue.…

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s International Day of the Girl!

This past week I’ve been sharing my Girl Heroes. Today I share my final hero, my daughter Catherine. She inspires me with her courage. Catherine loves dance, but family circumstances … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Women in theology, book 1 of 10: Reframing Hope

Originally posted on Ben Irwin:
A few weeks ago on this blog, I wrote about how a┬ádisproportionate number of religious books are written by men. In response, I was flooded…

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sayreville Football Case: It’s rape, not hazing

You know what should be in our blood in every town? Standing up for our children and their well-being, putting our humanity before all else. Otherwise, we perpetuate a space for abusers to continue to prey on the real innocents. When we love a game more than we love the children whom the game has failed, we need to readjust priorities and wipe the slate clean. To do anything else leaves our children at risk.

October 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

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