Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Girls and Pink Toys Part 3: Do toy ads really matter?

Children are buying into the stereotypes promoted by media messaging. And they’re accepting the message that certain products, interests, and activities are gender specific. A study in 2009 (Miller, Lurye, … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 6 Comments

Girls and Pink Toys Part 1: Is it Biology?

In the past weeks, there has been quite a bit of talk about Goldieblox and the ways that they and other toys companies (such as Lego)  have tried to promote … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

See It and Be It: Debbie Sterling builds a new story for girls

Meet Goldie, the girl inventor who loves to build! These are the words that greet you when you visit the GoldieBlox website. As the mom of STEM (science, technology, engineering, … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment
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