Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

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

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

Kids & Friends: The Power of Friendship

Today I was struck by the beautiful power of friendship. Our family moved to a foreign country for over half a year, to a place where we didn’t know any … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · 2 Comments
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