Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Sayreville Football Case: It’s rape, not hazing

You know what should be in our blood in every town? Standing up for our children and their well-being, putting our humanity before all else. Otherwise, we perpetuate a space for abusers to continue to prey on the real innocents. When we love a game more than we love the children whom the game has failed, we need to readjust priorities and wipe the slate clean. To do anything else leaves our children at risk.

October 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

Say No to Gender Stereotypes

Verizon Wireless says 66% of 4th grade girls like science; yet 14% of teen girls want to be a scientist. In their #InspireHerMind piece, they share the little ways that … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Enough with the Pink and Blue Boxes!

I love this article, “Girls are Messy Naked Farters Too” because it resonates with my experience raising three girls. In my 20 years of working with and now parenting my … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Child You Have: Parenting and Letting Go

  My friend, Melissa Wardy of Pigtail Pals Ballcap Buddies, recently shared this quote, “Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Raising peacemakers in a pink and blue world

Today I presented at the Peace Conference at Abilene Christian University. I got the chance to share some of the research that I’m conducting on how gendered marketing impacts children. … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

STEM and Sexualization: A New Vision for Girls

About a week ago, I worked with several of our¬†¬†Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) faculty at ACU to host our third annual STEM for Girls day. Fifty-five middle school … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Are boys and girls really that different? Children and Gender Stereotypes

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of. Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of. Are boys and … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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