Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Digital Literacy on the Rise

Originally posted on Renee Hobbs at the Media Education Lab:
Perhaps you saw the recent story in the New York Times about the new research on middle-school students’ digital literacy skills? This…

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where are all the women? What my bookshelf says about the continuing effects of patriarchy

Originally posted on Ben Irwin:
The other day, I did one of those “10 books that stayed with me” status updates on Facebook. It’s a thing that’s been going around…

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Teaching Your Teen about Peer Pressure

Guest Blog ~ Teaching Your Teen about Peer Pressure As teenagers grow into their independence, they tend to reject their parents’ advice in favor of making their own decisions. They…

September 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 Comment

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

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
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

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
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


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