Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Women in theology, book 1 of 10: Reframing Hope

Originally posted on Ben Irwin:
A few weeks ago on this blog, I wrote about how a disproportionate number of religious books are written by men. In response, I was flooded…

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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.

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Who’s your #GirlHero?

As we get ready for the International Day of the Girl, let’s celebrate our own Girl Heroes. One of mine is my oldest daughter, Rylan. In 9th grade she decided … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

WATCH: Rebecca Hains discusses THE PRINCESS PROBLEM on Fox News

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
On Monday, I had a great conversation with Shiri Spear of FOX 25 News about my new book, The Princess Problem.  I was glad to answer…

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

What is your mantra?

I bought these Mantra Bands to remind me how I want to live my life. Some days I wear all four, but most days I choose one or two to … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who is your #GirlHero?

In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, some girl power organizations like Girlup.org are inviting people to name their GirlHero. I have several, and I’ll be sharing them … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Why “Yes Means Yes?”

Teaching our children and adolescents to be thoughtful about consent and mutuality in all of their physical relationships can only provide them with effective skills for sexual behaviors later in life. We want kids to know how to ask for consent and how to give or withhold consent in a clear way.

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