Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

No Surprise: Disney Princesses Lose Their Voices

The Washington Post recently published an article about an interesting line of research out of the field of linguistics. The research, done by linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer, analyzed the … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sexy Horses and Trolls and Fairies, Oh My: Toys all Tarted Up

Hot-to-trot ponies? Dolls that wax? Toys get tarted up – Parenting – TODAYshow.com. In a story on the Today Show website, they show several examples of toys that are crazily … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · 22 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

Harry Potter Proves It: Kids Want Quality Entertainment

Along with just about everyone else, my older daughters and I recently saw the last Harry Potter film. We’ve enjoyed reading these books and seeing the films over the past … Continue reading

July 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Beauty from the Heart: Selena Gomez Who Says

My nine-year-old daughter told me that she had found a video from one of her favorite singers, Selena Gomez, that she thought I would like. She was right! I do … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · 2 Comments

Sexy, Super Skinny and Searching for Love: The Kids are Watching WHAT?!

A study just released by the Institute on Gender in Media echoes the research that I and Beauty Redefined do, but could be shocking for many readers who haven’t spent their free time critically analyzing kids’ media options! And we’re not talking about pop culture choices you’ve never heard of – we’re referring to the most popular G-rated movies and TV shows from Disney, Fox, Nickelodeon, you name it. Read on to find out what the kids are watching, how it may be affecting them, and what you can do to make a difference for good in a media-filled world in need of light!

April 18, 2011 · 2 Comments

Deal with the Devil: Be Sexy or Shut Up

This photo is from an article in The New York Times about former Disney stars who have moved into presenting themselves as sexual objects. I wrote about this in the post … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · 1 Comment
Follow Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,551 other followers

Categories