Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Deal with the Devil: Be Sexy or Shut Up

This photo is from an article in The New York Times about former Disney stars who have moved into presenting themselves as sexual objects. I wrote about this in the post … Continue reading

March 15, 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

International Women’s Day is Here!

Today is International Women’s Day, which is celebrated all around the world. Check out this website to see if there are any events in your country and/or area. Today I … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Porn & Pop Culture: A Deadly Combination

The following article is cross-posted with permission from Beauty Redefined and was written by Lexie Kite.  Lexie argues that pop culture has adopted the features of pornography to such a … Continue reading

March 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

From the Trenches: 11th grade girl on Facebook, self-esteem, and being rated

In this study (Study: Facebook helps your self-esteem – CNN.com), it was found that people tended to rate their self-esteem as higher immediately after getting off of Facebook. The researchers … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Super Cute or Super Shallow?

My friend Trisha pointed out to me that Old Navy has decided to break away from their strange mannequin commercials and ads and go with something new. This new commercial … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

What’s out there that’s good: Great List from SheHeroes

Here’s a great list from SheHeroes of websites that provide information, products, and other resources for raising strong girls. Some of the sites that are on this list are ones … Continue reading

February 21, 2011 · Leave a comment
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