Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

FCKH8’s “F-Bomb Princess” video isn’t offensive—it’s exploitative.

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
Yesterday, for-profit T-shirt company FCKH8.com released a video called “F-Bombs for Feminism: Potty-Mouthed Princesses Use Bad Word for Good Cause.” The video features five angry…

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

No More Sexy Halloween!

Girls are getting some very contradictory messages about where their value lies and what they can do to gain power. We say, “You can do it all” and media and marketers add, “As long as you’re sexy while doing it!”

October 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

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