Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Activist

YMCA pool to mom: Baby girls need to wear swim tops. But, why?

Originally posted on Dr. Rebecca Hains:
Angela writes that while visiting her local YMCA yesterday on one of the hottest days of the year, staff in the pool area informed her that…

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inside Out: Conversation Starters

I just saw Inside Out with my youngest daughter, who is 11. She loved it! Her favorite part was the focus on understanding mixed emotions: that much of life involves … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Life Before Equal Pay Day: Portrait of a Working Mother in the 1950s

Originally posted on TIME:
In 1956, 16% of women with children under 6 worked outside the home. Twenty-seven-year-old Jennie Magill of Hammond, Ind., was one of them. When LIFE Magazine…

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Balancing princess culture with significant women: A reader report on raising empowered girls

Originally posted on Dr. Rebecca Hains:
Empowering the Next Generation: Women’s Day A guest blog post by Katie Grant In today’s world, most girls go through a princess phase: princess outfits, tiaras,…

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pre-Release Special: 15 year old girl on importance of community

Amber S. is a fifteen-year-old girl who has a close relationship with her parents and older sister. However, she felt a strong need for a community of her own peers … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos

Originally posted on Dr. Rebecca Hains:
A comic titled “LEGO Friends” recently went viral, striking a chord with people by humorously pointing out that girls don’t need a separate line of LEGO toys. No,…

December 23, 2014 · 2 Comments
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