Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

7 Year Old on a Diet: Dealing with Weight Issues with Kids

The Biggest Threat of Dara-Lynn Weiss and Vogue’s ‘7-Year-Old on a Diet’ – The Daily Beast. Some of you may have read the article in Vogue by Dara-Lynn Weiss about … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sexualization and the Trivialization of the Female

This is why sexualization is so insidiously dangerous. It completely trivializes the female, hanging all of her worth on the thin, gossamer thread of her sexual appeal. Age, gain weight, have small breasts, be smarter than you are pretty, and bang, there goes your value.

March 26, 2012 · 16 Comments

Considering The Hunger Games

            I have yet to see The Hunger Games movie, although I plan to soon. The release of the movie has a lot of parents … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beauty at all Ages: MAC, Cate Blanchett and The Economist Play it Straight

Cate Blanchett Goes Un-Photoshopped for Mag Cover – MSN Entertainment – Wonderwall. This goes along with the amazing MAC Cosmetics ad campaign featuring 90-year-old Iris Apfel, who designed one of their … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Positive Activism Ideas: More Fun Ways to Slam Media and Marketers Sexualizing Kids

In the post linked below,  Amy Jussel of Shaping Youth shows how New Moon Girls has come up with a virtual sticker, similar to those I advocated in the post … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Positive Activity for Kids and Adults: Writing Your Own Once Upon a Time Story

Disney will be coming out with a new Princess, this one is younger and directed primarily at the pre-k audience. One has to ask, do we really need a new … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

Be the Change

After my last couple of posts about gender stereotypes forced on girls and boys, one of my readers, Phillip, made a great point. He said that the best way to … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 3 Comments
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