Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Yes, I’m beautiful! Join a movement to make positive media

New Moon Girls and Pigtail Pals have launched the Yes, I’m beautiful campaign to use media in a positive way to promote true beauty. Responding to a rash of media … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Wonder Women: New Film about American SuperHeroines

After my post from yesterday sharing some female superheroes, I thought you would like to hear about this film about American SuperHeroines and how they emerged, changed, and are still … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Positive Pick: Female Super Heroes We Can Love

On my Facebook page, one of the members of the community asked for recommendation for non-sexualized female superheroes. If you’re familiar with comic or even movie versions of female superheroes, … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 14 Comments

Am I Ugly? Learning to Love Ourselves

In the wake of the YouTube “Am I Ugly” trend, with girls going on line to ask perfect strangers to weigh in on their value as measured by their physical … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Using Technology to Expose Gender Stereotypes

Check out the paper Media & Kids Daily for great stories about children and media issues. There’s something here for everyone!   My favorite is the link to the ad … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Occupy Cultural Media

Check out this short film encouraging people to take back childhood, pushing companies that promote sexualized media, marketing, and products to stop sexualizing children. This is the kind of positive, … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Teaching Kids about Women’s Stories

Check out this post by Margot Magowan on Reel Girl. She asks the question, why does there have to be gender imbalance in made up worlds? What’s the deal with … Continue reading

February 18, 2012 · 3 Comments
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