Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

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: Make an Ad to Make a Point to Candies

I told you about this creative activism campaign and the companies involved in previous posts. The Candie’s ad campaign contest ends today, so please go online and make an ad … Continue reading

May 9, 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

Feminism: What does the F-word mean today? | Society | guardian.co.uk

Feminism: What does the F-word mean today? | Society | guardian.co.uk. This article is actually a brilliant conversation between Monica Ali, Annie Lenox, Beverley Knight, VV Brown, Jane Shepherdson, and … Continue reading

March 14, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Perfect Body, as Illustrated by Olympic Athletes » Sociological Images

  The Perfect Body, as Illustrated by Olympic Athletes » Sociological Images. This amazing pictorial shared by Dr. Lisa Wade of Occidental College from the website Sociological Images is thought-provoking. … Continue reading

March 12, 2011 · 7 Comments

Identity and Conformity: A Great Book for 4-10 Year Olds

My nine-year-old daughter brought home A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon  from the school library. We read it with my youngest daughter, who then just had to share it … Continue reading

March 11, 2011 · 2 Comments

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
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