Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Are boys and girls really that different? Children and Gender Stereotypes

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of. Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of. Are boys and … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gendered Marketing and Children: Why does it matter?

  A comment I heard recently made me think about the consequences of living with stereotype threat. We were discussing the ways that stereotype threat affects kids. One woman said … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Gender Stereotypes and The Ambition Gap

In this insightful article, Samantha Ettus draws a connection between the gender stereotypes that are constantly presented to girls in children’s media and product marketing and the ambition gap that … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

LEGO Friends: Feminist Frequency responds

Feminist Frequency on LEGO Friends In several recent posts, I’ve addressed the issues that are brought up in the gender stereotyping promoted through the LEGO Friends line being developed and … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Does this pink miniskirt make me look stupid? Stereotype Threat and Kids

Have you ever walked into a room and become immediately aware that something about you makes you stand out in the crowd, makes you different, might lead others to believe … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · 15 Comments

No Laughing Matter: 10 Year Old Girl responds to LEGO’s gender stereotyping

I was showing my 10-year-old daughter the different LEGO lines on the LEGO’s website. We looked at the City line, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Kingdoms, Pharaoh Quest, and then the … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · 16 Comments
Follow Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker on WordPress.com

Twitter Updates

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,552 other followers

Categories