Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

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

Disney Star to Temptress

My friend Caron recently sent me this slide show from the New York Times. It shows pictures of young girls who were originally child stars promoted in Disney TV shows … Continue reading

November 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

Disney and the case of the missing childhood: The Culture of Celebrity

It’s been widely reported that Lindsey Lohan, made famous by her childhood roles in Disney films, is going to jail due to parole violations for alcohol and drug abuse. As … Continue reading

July 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

Mature for girls = sexually provocative

So, my 10 year old daughter comes to me the other day and says, “Hey mom, you know how you have a list of the singers whose videos we can … Continue reading

January 13, 2010 · Leave a comment
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