Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Objectification: Body Image and Young Children

Body Image Issues: 6-Year-Old Girl Worries She Is Fat – ABC News. In the article linked above, a six-year-old girl talks about needing to lose weight and a group of … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

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

Objectification vs Mutuality: From Bristol Palin to Harry Potter

In my writing about sexualized media and its focus on representing females as objects rather than agents, I have often referred to the need for a more complex depiction of … Continue reading

July 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

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
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