Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Nature vs Nurture in the Toy Wars: What’s sex got to do with it?

Brave Girls Want has launched a campaign for Lego to make more female mini figures. I’ve heard an interesting argument coming from those who do not believe there is anything … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 9 Comments

Sexualization of Girls: Why talk about STEM?

I’ve been talking a lot about promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields lately. Some of you may be wondering how that is related to fighting against the sexualization … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Are you ready to change?

“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw Are you ready to consider changing your mind? When someone presents an … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

The World that has been pulled over your eyes: Children and Gender Stereotypes

In the movie The Matrix, Morpheus describes the Matrix to Neo by saying: (The Matrix) is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you to the … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · 19 Comments
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