Monday, March 18, 2013

"... the socialization of boys regarding masculinity is often at the expense of women. I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women (or gay men). We teach boys that girls and women are “less than” and that leads to violence by some and silence by many. It’s important for men to stand up to not only stop men’s violence against women but, to teach young men a broader definition of masculinity that includes being empathetic, loving and non-violent."

-Don McPherson, former NFL quarterback, feminist and educator

1 comment:

  1. But this actually applies to a fairly little amount of modern households. I was brought up with empathy love and non violence being some of the most highly held virtues. also there is a blind correlation made from that sort of upbringing and violence. You can't say that something exists and then blindly point at something else and put the blame on that. I find this to be sexist as it takes male virtues and shits all over them. What if I said that the way women are brought up leads to [Insert bad thing that is seen throughout society and throughout the two different genders]. In that case Feminists would loose their minds.