Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

Tips for Talking with Kids About September 11

Today is the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed thousands and ushered in an era of suspicion, vulnerability, but also unity for those who stand against acts … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

LISTEN: Rebecca Hains discusses #TruthInAds & body image on CBC Radio

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Yesterday, I spoke with CBC Radio about the Brave Girls Alliance’s #TruthInAds campaign, explaining why we’re asking advertisers to stop deceptively Photoshopping people’s bodies. The…

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

LEGO: Female Scientists Need to Stay!!

From Melissa Wardy: SAVE THE SCIENTISTS! News broke last week that the LEGO Ideas Research Institute is considered a “limited edition” item and no more sets will be produced for … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Girls, strength, and the beauty ideal: A beach conversation

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My five-year-old son befriended an eleven-year-old girl at the beach last week. As they worked together to create a sand castle, her dad and I chatted about…

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Positive Body Image Message

Sharing this positive project by the Harvard Rugby Team is a great way to give kids a visual of strong, healthy bodies that all look different. Lots of positive messages … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Six Summer Beauty Tips” by Rebecca Hains

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Fashion magazines love telling women that our bodies aren’t fit to be seen in public, unless we buy and use the beauty products they’re hawking. And in the…

July 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Straight white boys texting and objectification

Have you seen the “Straight white boys texting” Tumblr? It’s a collection of inappropriately sexual comments and questions that pop up during what seems to be a friendly text exchange. … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment


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