Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Does this mini-skirt make me look stupid?: Sexualized media and Female Achievement

I read this article from the Daily Mail in the UK with interest. In a recent speech, the president of a women’s college in the UK said that young women … Continue reading

November 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Victoria’s Not so Secret

So, I went to the local mall to buy a birthday present with my six-year-old daughter. And, somehow, we ended up exposed to soft core pornography! No, not just somehow, … Continue reading

November 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

What do you crave?

  I spent the past week-end with 600 girls and their women sponsors talking about how to crave things that are higher, how to seek a calling that is greater, … Continue reading

November 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Material Girl or World Changer?

Melissa Wardy recently posted this link on her Pigtail Pals site. The article is focused on the way that products are now heavily marketed to “tween” girls. That means ages 8-12. … Continue reading

November 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Disney Star to Temptress

My friend Caron recently sent me this slide show from the New York Times. It shows pictures of young girls who were originally child stars promoted in Disney TV shows … Continue reading

November 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

Sexuality and the Whole Person

I was recently talking with a group of college students, and I asked them, “If you could tell parents anything about what kids need to know about sexuality, what would … Continue reading

November 1, 2010 · Leave a comment
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