In You Throw Like a Girl, McPherson leads us beyond the blind spots and toward solutions, analyzing how we can engage men in a sustained dialogue, with a new set of terms that are aspirational and more accurately representative of the ...
Author: Don McPherson
Publisher: Akashic Books
Category: Social Science
"This is a call to action that has the potential to provoke conversation and change, and is a unique crossover of sports memoir and astute social commentary. From success as a football player to his mission as a feminist and educator, McPherson has spent decades sharing his story and advocating for a new definition of manhood. This timely and coherent study of gender roles is highly recommended." --Library Journal, Starred Review "McPherson wants readers to begin to understand that traditional masculinity is a burden to boys and men, and to help change the narrative handed down to them...This is a valuable contribution to the new choir of traditionally masculine men reevaluating themselves on their own terms." --Publishers Weekly "You Throw Like a Girl is one of the most important books ever written by a former elite male athlete. Don McPherson's willingness to look inward and share his insights and experiences on and off the field represents an invaluable contribution to the growing literature about the ways in which limited definitions of 'manhood' cause immeasurable harm to women and men alike." --Jackson Katz, author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help "I have had the good fortune of interviewing and working with Don McPherson many times over the years. His voice and candor in talking about his own journey and the necessary changes we need to raise healthy and whole men and boys is so compelling and powerful. This thoughtful and inspiring book is an important contribution to this timely conversation. I am grateful for Don McPherson's voice, as a feminist and activist for ending violence against women, and as an advocate for reimagining masculinity." --Marianne Schnall, journalist, founder of Feminist.com and WhatWillItTake.com, author of What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? "Don McPherson wrestles with one of the most important questions of our time and one that we have to face head-on in today's world: what does it mean to be a man? He talks of courage, love, fatherhood, and growing up. Men don't face this question in a thoughtful way and the result is that we are coming up short. Don's book helps us to take that journey to real masculinity, not the stereotypical and sometimes dangerous version we see on social media and in film." --Mike Rawlings, mayor of Dallas, Texas In You Throw Like a Girl, former Syracuse University quarterback and NFL veteran Don McPherson examines how the narrow definition of masculinity adversely impacts women and creates many "blind spots" that hinder the healthy development of men. Dissecting the strict set of beliefs and behaviors that underpin our understanding of masculinity, he contends that we don't raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women. Using examples from his own life, including his storied football career, McPherson passionately argues that viewing violence against women as a "women's issue" not just ignores men's culpability but conflates the toxicity of men's violence with being male. In You Throw Like a Girl, McPherson leads us beyond the blind spots and toward solutions, analyzing how we can engage men in a sustained dialogue, with a new set of terms that are aspirational and more accurately representative of the emotional wholeness of men.
Miss Congeniality meets She’s the Man in this hilarious M!X novel about a girl torn between competing in a beauty pageant and playing on the boy’s baseball team.
Author: Rachele Alpine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Miss Congeniality meets She’s the Man in this hilarious M!X novel about a girl torn between competing in a beauty pageant and playing on the boy’s baseball team. Gabby’s summer vacation isn’t shaping up to be that great. Her dad was just deployed overseas, and Gabby is staying at her grandmother’s house with her mom and baby sister until he returns. The one bright spot is that Gaby plans to sign up for the local softball league—her greatest love and a passion she shares with her Dad who was a pitcher in college. But when Gabby goes to sign up for the summer league, she discovers that there wasn’t enough interest to justify a girl’s team this year. And to top it off, a horrible miscommunication ends with Gabby signed up to participate in the Miss Popcorn Festival—the annual pageant that Gabby’s mom dominated when she was younger. Besides not having any interest in the pageant life, Gabby made a promise to her dad that she would play softball for the summer. Since her pitching skills rival any boy her age, Gabby creates a master plan: disguise herself as a boy and sign up for the boy’s baseball team instead—and try to win the pageant to make Mom happy. Can Gabby juggle perfecting her pageant walk and perfecting her fastball? Or will this plan strike out?
This book uses the world of sports in order to reveal the complicated history of gender, sexuality, race, and social justice while connecting those stories to today’s athletes.
Author: Robyn Ryle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
This book uses the world of sports in order to reveal the complicated history of gender, sexuality, race, and social justice while connecting those stories to today’s athletes. It highlights the ways sports often contribute to inequalities, but also how they can help make the world more accepting. Have you ever wondered why most cheerleaders are girls? It didn’t used to be that way. Up until the early twentieth century, all cheerleaders were actually boys. And why do some athletes, like Caster Semenya, have to prove they’re women while there’s no testing for men? Why do athletes like Megan Rapinoe and Colin Kaepernick use sports as a platform for social justice, and should they? These questions and more are examined in Throw Like a Girl, Cheer Like a Boy: The Evolution of Gender, Identity, and Race in Sports. Robyn Ryle uses the world of sports to examine the history, controversy, and current conversations around sexuality, race, and social justice, bringing in the stories of today’s athletes to highlight where things stand in the present. Topics covered include gender segregation, gender testing, transgender athletes, sexuality, homophobia, globalization, race, and activism. Throw Like a Girl, Cheer Like a Boy shows the great strides that have been made in the sports world recently, but there are still questions that remain and work that needs to be done. This book brings to attention the ways in which sports can contribute to inequalities, while also demonstrating how sports can help create a more just world for everyone.
A smart, credible, and accomplished voice from an athlete who is strong and feminine, fiercely competitive, and fashionably cool, Jennie is someone young women will listen to and take to heart. Jennie's message: Believe in yourself.
Author: Jennie Finch
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The evidence is overwhelming: sports help girls grow into strong women. Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence confirm that athletic girls not only grow up to be healthier; they learn teamwork, gain inner confidence, and grow into society's leaders. Sports help preteen and teenage girls make the right choices in a society that is sending them incredibly mixed messages about who they are supposed to be. Yet no one is speaking directly to these girls. Jennie fills the role of girlfriend, big sister, team captain, and mentor. A smart, credible, and accomplished voice from an athlete who is strong and feminine, fiercely competitive, and fashionably cool, Jennie is someone young women will listen to and take to heart. Jennie's message: Believe in yourself. Go for it, girls.
With lovable characters and a charming quarterback love interest, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.
Author: Sarah Henning
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Friday Night Lights meets Morgan Matson's The Unexpected Everything in this contemporary debut where swoonworthy romance meets underdog sports story. When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she'll have to convince its coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched... Every. Single. Day. Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he'll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the spring. But it will take more than just a flawless spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland's halls, and behind that charismatic smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all. With lovable characters and a charming quarterback love interest, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.
After moving from Chicago to Dallas in the spring of her sophomore year, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that joining the softball team at her private school not only helps her make friends, it also provides unexpected opportunities to learn ...
Author: Weezie Kerr Mackey
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: Juvenile Fiction
After moving from Chicago to Dallas in the spring of her sophomore year, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that joining the softball team at her private school not only helps her make friends, it also provides unexpected opportunities to learn and grow.
Here are twelve new stories that take dead aim at the secrets of womanhood, arcing from youth to experience.
Author: Jean Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A master of short fiction whose "best pieces are as good as it gets in contemporary cction" (Newsday) returns, as Jean Thompson follows her National Book Award finalist collection Who Do You Love with Throw Like a Girl. Here are twelve new stories that take dead aim at the secrets of womanhood, arcing from youth to experience. Each one of Thompson's indelible characters -- lovers, wives, friends, and mothers -- speaks her piece -- wry, angry, hopeful -- about the world and women's places in it.
Author: Mary P. Sheridan-RabideauPublish On: 2009-01-08
I arrived early on the first morning of GrrrlFest 2002: Throw like a girl, the second
annual weekend-long "celebration of girls ... Others discussed how misogyny and
homophobia make the phrase "you throw like a girl," a taunt, an accepted "fact" ...
Author: Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
Case study of the life of a feminist organization in a changing political and funding climate.
If I put a coloring station in the corner, every girl would be there . . . dads take their
sons outside to throw with. Girls stay ... there is the phrase “you throw like a girl”
to remind everyone that being like a girl means being athletically incompetent.
Author: Eileen McDonagh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Athletic contests help define what we mean in America by "success." By keeping women from "playing with the boys" on the false assumption that they are inherently inferior, society relegates them to second-class citizens. In this forcefully argued book, Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano show in vivid detail how women have been unfairly excluded from participating in sports on an equal footing with men. Using dozens of powerful examples--girls and women breaking through in football, ice hockey, wrestling, and baseball, to name just a few--the authors show that sex differences are not sufficient to warrant exclusion in most sports, that success entails more than brute strength, and that sex segregation in sports does not simply reflect sex differences, but actively constructs and reinforces stereotypes about sex differences. For instance, women's bodies give them a physiological advantage in endurance sports, yet many Olympic events have shorter races for women than men, thereby camouflaging rather than revealing women's strengths.
DADISM #77 “You throw like a girl.” There is no comment more stinging, more
insulting, more self-esteem-shattering to a young athlete than “you throw like a girl.” This dadism cuts to the quick. Even girls don't want to throw like girls.
Author: Cathy Hamilton
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
'You better not let your mom hear you saying that.' Translation: I'm too tired to discipline you for a small infraction like a cuss word, especially since you probably learned that word from me. Just don't try it in front of your mother or we'll both be sorry!" Cathy Hamilton's handy reference decodes Dad's idiomatic sayings that are often evoked to cajole, shame, motive, inspire, threaten, or bewilder his offspring.
You understand the intent is to offer praise, but at the same time the compliment
comes with the hidden dagger“for a girl.” When I was growing up in the fifties, that
line was the ultimate putedown. “You throw like a girl.” “You run like a girl.” “You ...
Author: Murphy Hicks Henry
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
The first book devoted entirely to women in bluegrass, Pretty Good for a Girl documents the lives of more than seventy women whose vibrant contributions to the development of bluegrass have been, for the most part, overlooked. Accessibly written and organized by decade, the book begins with Sally Ann Forrester, who played accordion and sang with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys from 1943 to 1946, and continues into the present with artists such as Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and the Dixie Chicks. Drawing from extensive interviews, well-known banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry gives voice to women performers and innovators throughout bluegrass's history, including such pioneers as Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, and Roni and Donna Stoneman; family bands including the Lewises, Whites, and McLains; and later pathbreaking performers such as the Buffalo Gals and other all-girl bands, Laurie Lewis, Lynn Morris, Missy Raines, and many others.
We did everything together, or so I thought; classes and labs, movies, and late-
nightbull sessions with pizza and ice cream, usually ... Our future together was
assured; as soon as we graduated, we would get married . ... “You throw like a girl!
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack selects 25 more modern and classic science fiction stories, by talented authors new and old. Authors in this volume include: Mary A. Turzillo, E.C. Tubb, Murray Leinster, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Jason Andrew, Henry Kuttner, Cynthia Ward, George H. Scithers and John Gregory Betancourt, Milton Lesser, John Russell Fearn, Harry Harrison, Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, and many more Complete contents "Zora and the Land Ethic Nomads," by Mary A. Turzillo "Food for Friendship," by E.C. Tubb "The Life Work of Professor Muntz," by Murray Leinster "Tiny and the Monster," by Theodore Sturgeon "Beyond Lies the Wub," by Philip K. Dick "Pictures Don’t Lie," by Katherine MacLean "The Big Trip Up Yonder," by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "Storm Warning," by Donald A. Wollheim "The Application of Discipline," by Jason Andrew "Tom the Universe," by Larry Hodges "Wild Seed," by Carmelo Rafala "Tabula Rasa," by Ray Cluley "The Eyes of Thar," by Henry Kuttner "Regenesis," by Cynthia Ward "Not Omnipotent Enough," by George H. Scithers and John Gregory Betancourt "Plato’s Bastards," by James C. Stewart "Pen Pal," by Milton Lesser "Living Under the Conditions," by James K. Moran "The Arbiter," by John Russell Fearn "The Grandmother-Granddaughter Conspiracy," by Marissa Lingen "Top Secret," by David Grinnell "Living Under the Conditions," by James K. Moran "Sense of Obligation," by Harry Harrison "Angel's Egg," by Edgar Pangborn "Youth," by Isaac Asimov "Anthem," by Ayn Rand And don't forget to search this ebook store for more entries in the "Megapack" series -- covering Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mysteries, Westerns, Cthulhu Mythos, and many other subjects.
Author: Lori E. CiccomascoloPublish On: 2011-10-21
... students as well as the curriculum they develop. The author of the first article in
Chapter 7 explores how physical educators can tailor their behavior,
communication, and curriculum to create a gender-neutral classroom. “You throw like a girl.
Author: Lori E. Ciccomascolo
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
The Dimensions of Physical Education is an all-in-one reader that addresses important issues in physical, health, and sport education. The text assists students in learning the designated content by providing reader-friendly, scholarly articles and letters that discuss the real issues in the field. Instructors are encouraged to use the articles to challenge students to think about how all of the dimensions of physical and health education connect to each other. The format of the text allows instructors to select and teach the content of the chapters in any order that meets the needs of their students and courses. Topics Covered include: The significance of physical education Effective teaching methods Means of motivating students Character education Assessment measurements Technology Gender issues & diversity Professional development Service-learning Adapted PE
How to Throw like a Girl When You ' re Playing with the Guys Sure , some guys
are uncomfortable playing sports with girls , but you can help them get over it !
Make them go slack jawed as they watch you bat a ball over the head of the
Author: Shelley Frost
Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing Company
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provides young girls with a behind-the-scenes look at becoming a professional athlete, complete with nutrition and exercise tips, interviews and advice from famous athletes, resources for scholarships, and more. Original.
... shouts of “girl stain,” threats of “girl cooties,” taunts like “go play with the girls”
or “you throw like a girl.” Girls are still seen by boys as pollutants, as
contaminators, as carriers of a deadly strain of femininity. These seemingly
innocent insults ...
Author: Lyn Mikel Brown
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
For some time, reality TV, talk shows, soap-operas, and sitcoms have turned their spotlights on women and girls who thrive on competition and nastiness. Few fairytales lack the evil stepmother, wicked witch, or jealous sister. Even cartoons feature mean and sassy girls who only become sweet and innocent when adults appear. And recently, popular books and magazines have turned their gaze away from ways of positively influencing girls' independence and self-esteem and towards the topic of girls' meanness to other girls. What does this say about the way our culture views girlhood? How much do these portrayals affect the way girls view themselves? In Girlfighting, psychologist and educator Lyn Mikel Brown scrutinizes the way our culture nurtures and reinforces this sort of meanness in girls. She argues that the old adage “girls will be girls”—gossipy, competitive, cliquish, backstabbing— and the idea that fighting is part of a developmental stage or a rite-of-passage, are not acceptable explanations. Instead, she asserts, girls are discouraged from expressing strong feelings and are pressured to fulfill unrealistic expectations, to be popular, and struggle to find their way in a society that still reinforces gender stereotypes and places greater value on boys. Under such pressure, in their frustration and anger, girls (often unconsciously) find it less risky to take out their fears and anxieties on other girls instead of challenging the ways boys treat them, the way the media represents them, or the way the culture at large supports sexist practices. Girlfighting traces the changes in girls' thoughts, actions and feelings from childhood into young adulthood, providing the developmental understanding and theoretical explanation often lacking in other conversations. Through interviews with over 400 girls of diverse racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds, Brown chronicles the labyrinthine journey girls take from direct and outspoken children who like and trust other girls, to distrusting and competitive young women. She argues that this familiar pathway can and should be interrupted and provides ways to move beyond girlfighting to build girl allies and to support coalitions among girls. By allowing the voices of girls to be heard, Brown demonstrates the complex and often contradictory realities girls face, helping us to better understand and critique the socializing forces in their lives and challenging us to rethink the messages we send them.
“You throw like a girl too, by the way. Let me show you how to throw a ball.” Tom
always made me laugh, and I trusted him. There were a few local guys who were
in the same category as Tom in onlyjust being my friends, and I liked this. I could
Author: Teri Brooks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
There are a million stories and reasons why people do the things that they do online. For me, my story begins with the color fuchsia. I thought to myself, This is not evil, it is my balance. Then it came to methe name of the Web site. I whispered it quietly to myself, saying the name out loud for the first time as I typed it into the address bar and hit Search. Little did I know as I entered the pretty fuchsia site that this was my first of many visits to hell.
CHAPTER 17 Female-Specific Issues Although it is now well accepted that
exercise is beneficial for women as welt as men ... not yet developed the motor
skills or athletic abilities of their peers might have heard things like "you throw like a girl.
Author: Stanley P. Brown
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Bridging the gap between exercise physiology principles and clinical practice, this text provides comprehensive coverage of both traditional basic science and clinical exercise physiology principles. The book presents clinical applications and examples that connect theory to practice. More than 500 full-color illustrations and numerous graphs and tables complement the text. Reader-friendly features including Perspective Boxes, Research Highlights, Biography Boxes, and Case Studies engage readers and reinforce key concepts. A bonus three-dimensional interactive anatomy CD-ROM from Primal Pictures and a Student Resource CD-ROM accompany the book. LiveAdvise online faculty support and student tutoring services are available free with the text.
Introduction Girlhood : Surveying The Terrain Yasmin Jiwani , Candis
Steenbergen , Claudia Mitchell Girls , Girls , Girls ! ... It can also be an insult ( “ you throw like a girl " ) , condescension ( “ the girls at the office " ) , or a term of
It dropped onto the grass. He came trotting over to her. “Dad always plays longer,
” he said peevishly. “And he throws better. You throw like a girl.” “Give me a break
,” Margaret groaned, giving him a playful shove as she jogged to the back door.
Author: R. L. Stine
Publisher: Scholastic Fiction
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Kris's twin sister has just gotten a ventriloquist's dummy and it's all anyone - their parents, their friends - seem to care about. Kris is tired of being ignored so she gets a dummy of her own. But double the dummies starts to mean double the trouble...and horror.
The Dilemma of Femininity and the Female Athlete Dayna B. Daniels. Chapter 6
The basic ... YOU THROW LIKE A GIRL: GESTURES, MOVEMENTS, AND
POSTURES PUTTING ON YOUR GAME FACE: THE BODY AS AN
Author: Dayna B. Daniels
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
Category: Social Science
Since the 1970s North American women and girls have engaged in every sport that interests them and have become champions in their fields. One of the consequences of this success is ongoing criticism, not of how they perform, but of how they look. In Polygendered and Ponytailed, Dayna Daniels argues that the femininity-masculinity divide prevents women athletes from being taken seriously in their sports. As long as sports remains a male domain, girls and women who participate will be viewed as either masculine to begin with or masculine through their involvement. By embracing a polygendered way of being, which emphasizes the similarities between women and men, female athletes will be given the chance to achieve their full sporting potential and be judged for their performance, rather than their appearance.