Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

The beauty myth… and madness — New Internationalist

Click the link below to read an interesting examination of the beauty myth and it’s implications for societies world wide. The author makes a claim that when the female body … Continue reading

March 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

Photoshopping: Altering Images and Our Minds | BEAUTY REDEFINED

Check out the article linked below by Beauty Redefined. Photoshopping: Altering Images and Our Minds | BEAUTY REDEFINED. It talks about how women are being photoshopped out of reality. This … Continue reading

February 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Speaking Truth to…Target?!

My friend, Marcia, was recently in her local Target store and saw a t-shirt above in the toy aisle. Being the mom of three young girls, she was disturbed by … Continue reading

February 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Thin Ideal: Seeing Really is Believing!

I’ve been reading several articles recently about the “Thin Ideal.” When we talk about the Thin Ideal, what we mean is the idea that thinness is equal to beauty for … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

En Vogue? I don’t think so

My friend Mimi recently shared this article with me. It’s a piece on the site Her.meneutics  about the December issue of French Vogue that caused a huge uproar. As most … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Material Girl or World Changer?

Melissa Wardy recently posted this link on her Pigtail Pals site. The article is focused on the way that products are now heavily marketed to “tween” girls. That means ages 8-12. … Continue reading

November 12, 2010 · Leave a comment
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