Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Activist

YMCA pool to mom: Baby girls need to wear swim tops. But, why?

Originally posted on Dr. Rebecca Hains:
Angela writes that while visiting her local YMCA yesterday on one of the hottest days of the year, staff in the pool area informed her that…

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gender and Media Talk Podcast: Athlete or Sex Symbol and The Price of Sexy 

Today on Gender and Media Talk we’re talking with Dr. Elizabeth Daniels, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Dr. Daniels is a developmental psychologist who … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

No limits for girls!

I am loving this new spot by Always in their Like a Girl series of ads. Did you know that 72% of girls feel that they are limited by other … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inside Out: Conversation Starters

I just saw Inside Out with my youngest daughter, who is 11. She loved it! Her favorite part was the focus on understanding mixed emotions: that much of life involves … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gender and Media Talk: The Theology of Gender

In Gender and Media Talk today, I’m talking with Dr. Ken Cukrowski. Dr. Cukrowski is the Dean of the College of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University, an Associate Professor of New Testament. … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crash Course in Child Development: Bioecological Theory

Sometimes when I talk with people about how media affects children and their identity as they are developing, I get the question, “But if parents just send the right message, … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gender and Media Talk Podcast – Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male

A conversation with Dr. Andrew P. Smiler, America’s leading expert on masculinity.

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment
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