Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Girls are Flirty and Boys are Proud? Objectification, Anyone?

My middle school daughter was shopping today and she came home with these photos from an in-store advertising campaign. Notice the difference between the ads directed at girls versus those … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Glamour-vs-Greatness: What’s a girl to do?

From the Archives: A post examining the gender stereotypes that are often presented to children. Girls are promoted glamour while boys are sold on greatness. So I was shopping with … Continue reading

July 15, 2011 · 8 Comments

To Be or To Be Looked At: Beauty Redefined on Objectification

Today is the day to remember you are capable of much more than being looked at. And when you begin to realize that, you can start realizing the power of your abilities and the good you can do in a world so desperately in need of you. NOT a vision of you, but ALL of you. What will you find you are capable of?
-Lexie Kite

June 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Make your own Media:Strategies for Positive Activism

It’s easy at times to feel overwhelmed by the sexualized and stereotyped media and marketing directed towards children and adolescents. But I want to encourage you to feel empowered to … Continue reading

June 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

Positive Pick: Redefine Girly

I’ve written lately about some not so great products and messages, about how media aimed at children tends to do some heavy-duty gender stereotyping. Boys are shown as being aggressive … Continue reading

June 3, 2011 · 6 Comments

Standing up for Children: Hardy Girls Healthy Women

Several recent research studies have confirmed the fact that our children are being bombarded with sexualized and gendered messages. A recent study (McCabe, Fairchild, Grauerholz, Pescosolido, & Tope, 2011) examined … Continue reading

May 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Positive Activism Exciting Update: Talking back to Candie’s

Things are heating up in our “Talk Back to Candie’s” anti-campaign! Beauty Redefined and NewHavenRTC, along with a lot of readers, have joined with me in supporting SPARK Summit’s creative … Continue reading

May 6, 2011 · 1 Comment
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