Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

Don't Conform, Transform

Does the “War on Pink” need to stop for boys’ sakes? No, and here’s why.

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
In a recent blog post on Girl w/Pen, professors CJ Pascoe and Tristan Bridges—sociologists whose work focuses on masculinity—make a strange request of their fellow feminist…

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anti-princess marketing and girls’ education: Mercy Academy vs. GoldieBlox

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink. Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Princesses: They’re everywhere. Over the past decade, marketers…

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

A response to Mrs. Hall: Teaching our boys respect and self-control

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
“FYI (if you’re a teenage girl)“* came up in my facebook news feed a lot yesterday. It’s being shared with such enthusiasm that I was…

September 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood fights to save Tooth Fairy from corporate makeover

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
For children, losing one’s baby teeth is an important rite of passage. It marks a child’s departure from early childhood and entry into middle childhood–a…

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Does The Walt Disney Company Continue to Promote Their Princess Vision for Today’s Girls?

Originally posted on Girl's CEO Connection Blog:
May 20th, 2013 When is The Walt Disney Company Going To Support Young Girls as Future Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Engineers and Scientists? (just…

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Disney faces backlash over new “sexy” Merida; pulls new image from web site as a result

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
UPDATE, May 16, 2013: Disney has stated that 1. the 2D image was never on their official web site in the first place (though, oddly, it’s all over…

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Teen Making a Difference: Join in and help a child in need!

In the video above, you can see Haley Whatley talking about the Bunnies and Bears program that she started for sick children at Cooks Children’s Hospital when she was 6 … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment


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