Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Activist

No Surprise: Disney Princesses Lose Their Voices

The Washington Post recently published an article about an interesting line of research out of the field of linguistics. The research, done by linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer, analyzed the … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

I’m dreaming of no stereotypes this Christmas

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

December 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Silly Sexiness on 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 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Have a 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 22, 2015 · 4 Comments

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

STEM is for Girls!

Today’s Abilene Christian University & ATEMS (Academy for Technology, Engineering, Math and Science) STEM for Girls event was fun & exciting! A group of 60 middle school girls did hands … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Untold stories of women in computer science

Computer science is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field that remains overwhelmingly difficult for women to break into. This isn’t for lack of effort in many areas. At … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment
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