Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Positive Pick: Announcing the Launch of Differences Magazine!

I’m so excited to be a contributing writer for Differences Magazine. This is a truly different product and experience! NEW ONLINE AND MOBILE MAGAZINE FOR TEENS TRANSCENDS TRADITIONAL TOPICS – … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · 1 Comment

Let’s Hook-Up? We’re not Buying SuddenLink’s Sexualized Ad

On most Fridays, I like to post positive picks with products and marketing campaigns that provide positive messages to children and adolescents. But something got under my skin enough today … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Of Tiny Tots and Loungerie: Sexualization’s Smallest Casualties

As many of you, I’ve been following the stories recently of the 10-year-old Vogue model and now the “loungerie” marketed to children as young as 4 years old. For the … Continue reading

August 20, 2011 · 5 Comments

I am My Daughters’ Mother

This week I am in a workshop learning how to use digital storytelling. Over the course of the training session, each participant was asked to write a brief story about … Continue reading

August 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Positive Activism: Create, talk back, make your voice heard

If you’ve read this blog very often, you know from previous posts that I love fun, creative ways of getting out positive messages and challenging sexualized messages.  I want to … Continue reading

August 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Positive Picks: Finally, Girls as Agents!

In my last post I shared a disheartening objectified ad campaign at a chain store that targets adolescents. On Friday’s I like to share positive picks, so today I wanted … Continue reading

August 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Girls are Flirty and Boys are Proud? Objectification, Anyone?

My middle school daughter was shopping today and she came home with these photos from an in-store advertising campaign. Notice the difference between the ads directed at girls versus those … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · Leave a comment
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