Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

On Mother’s Day: The Beauty and Challenge Of Mothering

Ah, Mother’s Day. Some argue that it’s just a day created by marketers to get more sales while others see it as a sentimental favorite. Whatever your views, today is … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Pressure and power: What’s a girl to do?

I was teaching a class not long ago on the sexualization of women in the media and how it impacts children and adolescents. While discussing how media’s pressure on girls … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

Aging and Power: The Cougar Effect

I posted this article awhile back, but this article in Forbes. com made me want to come back to it. It is imperative that we as a culture begin to … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Middle School Girl Says: There’s More to Us Than Meets the Eye

I recently shared the story about the “Too pretty to do homework” shirt with my daughters. That evening, my 12-year-old got online and read the article in Shine and on … Continue reading

September 5, 2011 · 26 Comments

Positive Pick: Go!Go!SportsGirls

One of the things that I advocate for both adults and children is becoming a media critic. A critic not only points out negative media products and messages, but also … Continue reading

July 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

Women as Products: A Country Says NO!!

Iceland has become known as the country that promotes the value and equality of women through their national policies.  In fact, Iceland passed a law banning businesses from profiting from … Continue reading

July 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

About Face asks: Does Seventeen Magazine Honor its Body Peace Project?

A B O U T – F A C E — blog » Seventeen doesn’t stick to its own “Body Peace Project” terms. In this post, About Face questions the … Continue reading

July 4, 2011 · Leave a comment
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