Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Activist

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

On National Super Hero Day: Can DC Super Hero Girls be What Girls Need?

It is imperative that these characters have a wide range of interests and skills that mirror the diversity found within the real girls that they hope to empower. Sexy stereotypes are not empowering.

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Children and Technology: Issues of Identity

It’s very important that parents and caregivers consider the issue of identity when children begin to get involved with technology. This is especially applicable to social media. Two questions that … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Life Before Equal Pay Day: Portrait of a Working Mother in the 1950s

Originally posted on TIME:
In 1956, 16% of women with children under 6 worked outside the home. Twenty-seven-year-old Jennie Magill of Hammond, Ind., was one of them. When LIFE Magazine…

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment
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