Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

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

Porn & Pop Culture: A Deadly Combination

The following article is cross-posted with permission from Beauty Redefined and was written by Lexie Kite.  Lexie argues that pop culture has adopted the features of pornography to such a … Continue reading

March 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

Never Say Never: Lives That Inspire

The story of Justin Bieber’s rise to fame has been hailed as one of inspiration. After seeing his new movie Never Say Never, one of my 6th grader’s friends said … Continue reading

March 4, 2011 · 4 Comments
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