Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Boys will be Boys

When I started researching media sexualization, I was really focused on the impact on girls and women. But as I’ve been reading more about it, I’ve realized that boys are … Continue reading

August 28, 2010 · 2 Comments

Let’s Talk About Sex: Intimacy and Isolation

I was speaking at a conference for teachers recently on this topic. In both of the sessions that I taught, a teacher made a very astute observation. They stated that … Continue reading

August 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Future trophy wife?!? Really?

Wow, I don’t even know where to start on this one. I actually saw a onesie in a newborn size that featured the saying, “Future Trophy Wife.” Now, I know … Continue reading

August 5, 2010 · 3 Comments

Post-Feminism and Reality TV

  How many of you have watched The Bachelor? On this show, young women compete for the attention of one man. Many times, they use their sexuality to attempt to … Continue reading

August 3, 2010 · Leave a comment
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