McPherson was a former star quarterback for the Syracuse Orange
football team and also played in the NFL. One of the most
masculine sports in today’s society. He looks deeply
into how sexism exists in our everyday world, without most
of us thinking about it. He looks at it as a perspective of
how to better raise boys to be men, not to raise boys to be
not like women.
shows that many of today’s statements (i.e. you throw
like a girl) teaches boys that you are ok as long as you do
not act feminine or appear weak. He tries to bring it to the
conscious mind for everyone to be aware of these statements
and that they are not okay. He mentions how many pornographic
movies display violence towards women and how men are “taught”
that that form of action is okay and that women enjoy it.
Again, it is a matter of bringing it to the forefront and
to have people form different opinions about how they speak,
view movies and just act in everyday life.
today’s Me Too movements, You Throw Like a Girl
is an important read and the fact that it was written
by a man who once played football is key. It was not written
by a protesting feminist but a man who once played one of
the most masculine sports. This reader believes that coaches,
teachers, parents and just about anyone would gain something
by reading You Throw Like a Girl.