Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Media and Gender Talk Podcast: The ideal woman and feminism in the 20th Century

Today in Media and Gender Talk I’m talking with Dr. Laura Carroll, associate professor of English in the Department of Language and Literature at Abilene Christian University. Dr. Carroll studies … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gender and Media Talk: The Theology of Gender

In Gender and Media Talk today, I’m talking with Dr. Ken Cukrowski. Dr. Cukrowski is the Dean of the College of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University, an Associate Professor of New Testament. … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Podcast Gender and Media Talk: Boy Builders and Pink Princesses

Today’s podcast in Gender and Media Talk focuses on the research of Dr. Elizabeth Sweet, who studies gendered toy packaging and how it both effects and reflects gender roles in … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Nature vs Nurture in the Toy Wars: What’s sex got to do with it?

Brave Girls Want has launched a campaign for Lego to make more female mini figures. I’ve heard an interesting argument coming from those who do not believe there is anything … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 9 Comments

LEGO Friends: Feminist Frequency responds

Feminist Frequency on LEGO Friends In several recent posts, I’ve addressed the issues that are brought up in the gender stereotyping promoted through the LEGO Friends line being developed and … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

The World that has been pulled over your eyes: Children and Gender Stereotypes

In the movie The Matrix, Morpheus describes the Matrix to Neo by saying: (The Matrix) is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you to the … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · 19 Comments
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