Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Thinness-vs-Talent: The Celebrity Weight Loss Conundrum

In the article linked below from Adios Barbie, Claire Mysko talks about the down side of celebrity weight loss. What she points out that I think is interesting is that … Continue reading

March 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Imagine…Emma Thompson on Believing in Yourself

This video posted on Revolution of Real Women by Emma Thompson brought tears to my eyes. For every person in this world, I wish the REALITY of believing in themselves. … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Photoshopping: Altering Images and Our Minds | BEAUTY REDEFINED

Check out the article linked below by Beauty Redefined. Photoshopping: Altering Images and Our Minds | BEAUTY REDEFINED. It talks about how women are being photoshopped out of reality. This … Continue reading

February 26, 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

Life after 40: Ageism in Hollywood

In an article in the Huffington Post, it’s reported that actor Jennifer Aniston says that now that she’s 42, she feels “labeled” by her age. Aniston says that instead of … Continue reading

February 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Thin Ideal: Seeing Really is Believing!

I’ve been reading several articles recently about the “Thin Ideal.” When we talk about the Thin Ideal, what we mean is the idea that thinness is equal to beauty for … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Hermione-vs-Stupid Girls: J.K. Rowling on the Thin Ideal

My middle school daughter loves Harry Potter, and she also enjoys reading J.K. Rowling’s musings on her website. When she read this one, she said, “Mom, you have to hear … Continue reading

December 4, 2010 · 4 Comments
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