Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Positive Pick: Redefine Girly

I’ve written lately about some not so great products and messages, about how media aimed at children tends to do some heavy-duty gender stereotyping. Boys are shown as being aggressive … Continue reading

June 3, 2011 · 6 Comments

SPARK a Movement: Talking back to Candies

I love this post on the SPARK Summit blog called Candies, Hear Us Now? | SPARK a Movement. In reaction to Candie’s sexualized ads, they encourage all of us to get … Continue reading

May 4, 2011 · 4 Comments

What’s out There That’s Good? 7Wonderlicious: Positive App, Products, and Community

For the month of May, it’s my goal to share lots of positive information with you about products, organizations, and people who provide support to you as you strive to … Continue reading

May 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

Sexy, Super Skinny and Searching for Love: The Kids are Watching WHAT?!

A study just released by the Institute on Gender in Media echoes the research that I and Beauty Redefined do, but could be shocking for many readers who haven’t spent their free time critically analyzing kids’ media options! And we’re not talking about pop culture choices you’ve never heard of – we’re referring to the most popular G-rated movies and TV shows from Disney, Fox, Nickelodeon, you name it. Read on to find out what the kids are watching, how it may be affecting them, and what you can do to make a difference for good in a media-filled world in need of light!

April 18, 2011 · 2 Comments

Protect this House: Who Will? Females as Objects vs Agents

Are females primarily agents in their own lives or objects to fulfill the needs in the lives of others? This question was brought forward very strongly to me recently when … Continue reading

April 4, 2011 · 5 Comments

Twilight-vs-Hunger Games: Is Bella or Katniss more powerful?

I both work with and live with middle school girls. Because of this, I think it’s important to keep up with the media that’s popular with them. So, yes, I’ve … Continue reading

March 18, 2011 · 3 Comments

From the Trenches: 8th grade boy on Hip Hop and Female Objectification

One of my readers, an 8th grade boy who is a hip hop fan, wrote to me about how he sees women being portrayed in music videos. He makes some … Continue reading

March 16, 2011 · Leave a comment
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