Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

I’m dreaming of a non gendered Christmas

It’s that time of year, when children everywhere start thinking about what they want for Christmas. ┬áIf you watch Saturday morning commercials or other advertisements directed toward children, you’ll see … Continue reading

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December 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

We Can’t Breathe

It feels like none of us can breathe right now. When our fellow man is treated unfairly, it effects all of us. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I refuse to … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sexualized Media and Our Children

This article in The Daily Beast discusses the film, America the Beautiful III by Darryl Roberts. It’s focus is on the sexualization of children and youth and the problems it … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fun and Empowering Halloween Costumes

In the last few posts I’ve shared my concern with the sexy Halloween costume trend. Halloween is coming up quickly, so if you don’t already have a costume here are … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Silly Sexy Halloween

Oh my word. I was looking at Halloween costumes online at a big box store and among the offerings for women were some of the silliest things I’ve seen. These … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Men Try on Sexy Halloween Costumes

Buzzfeed recently featured men trying on sexy Halloween costumes. As they squeeze themselves into these ridiculously scanty outfits, the men realize how uncomfortable and stupid these costumes are. Think about … Continue reading

October 27, 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
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