Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Does this pink miniskirt make me look stupid? Stereotype Threat and Kids

Have you ever walked into a room and become immediately aware that something about you makes you stand out in the crowd, makes you different, might lead others to believe … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · 16 Comments

Sexualization and Boys: Inside the Pressure Cooker

This is an important question for us to ask. We’ve talked about how viewing yourself as an object and focusing on your value only in terms of your sexual attractiveness … Continue reading

October 10, 2011 · 15 Comments

Sexism: Is it still an issue?

I recently read this article on The Current Conscience The Key To Success: Be A Man | The Current Conscience. In this article, the author talks about how the gender … Continue reading

September 28, 2011 · 10 Comments

Does Media Matter? Celebs as social models

Adolescents are active media users. They do not simply soak up media content, but instead make sense of it from their own individual perspective and experience. For many adolescents, celebrities … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · 9 Comments

Does Media Matter?

This week-end, I was at the soccer fields watching my 7-year-old play. As I watched girls of all different ages running, kicking, jumping, competing with ferocity, and cooperating with one … Continue reading

September 12, 2011 · 5 Comments
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