Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

To Be or To Be Looked At: Beauty Redefined on Objectification

Today is the day to remember you are capable of much more than being looked at. And when you begin to realize that, you can start realizing the power of your abilities and the good you can do in a world so desperately in need of you. NOT a vision of you, but ALL of you. What will you find you are capable of?
-Lexie Kite

June 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Exploring Objectification

In a Facebook conversation about my last post, Renee of Hardy Girls Healthy Women brought up the idea proposed by Dr. Sharon Lamb that enjoying being the object of someone’s … Continue reading

June 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Sexualization: Real or Imagined Problem?

There has been quite a bit of debate over the issue of the sexualization of children recently due to the report Letting Children Be Children having been released by the … Continue reading

June 20, 2011 · 4 Comments

Kids & Friends: The Power of Friendship

Today I was struck by the beautiful power of friendship. Our family moved to a foreign country for over half a year, to a place where we didn’t know any … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Internet & Kids: Positive and FUN Website Resources

Along with pointing out media that may be promoting messages that you don’t agree with, I also like to point out positive options. Today I’d like to share several online … Continue reading

June 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

Man Down? Shaping Youth calls Rihanna to Girl Up: Owning Your Influence

Today I’m cross posting with Amy Jussel of Shaping Youth. Amy wrote this blog post in response to Rihanna’s controversial video Man Down. Amy’s argument is that Rihanna seems to … Continue reading

June 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Make your own Media:Strategies for Positive Activism

It’s easy at times to feel overwhelmed by the sexualized and stereotyped media and marketing directed towards children and adolescents. But I want to encourage you to feel empowered to … Continue reading

June 8, 2011 · 1 Comment
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