New Film with Former Football Star Zeroes in on the Blind Spots of Traditional Masculinity

“Compelling, powerful, and inspiring. I am grateful for Don McPherson’s candor in talking about his own journey and the necessary changes we need to make to raise healthy and whole men and boys.”

— Marianne Schnall | Author of What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?

Don’t miss our new release You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity, featuring leading anti-violence educator Don McPherson, a former college football star and NFL veteran.

In the film, McPherson draws on examples from his storied football career and his decades of experience working as an educator with athletes and members of the U.S. armed forces to show how narrow cultural definitions of manhood create blind spots that do untold harm to women and men alike.

You Throw Like a Girl forces us to confront the deep-seated cultural roots of sexism, misogyny, and gender violence, and lays out a more positive, empowering, and healthy vision of manhood.

You Throw Like a Girl is co-directed by award-winning filmmakers Peter Hutchison and Lucas Sabean, the team behind our forthcoming film Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation.


“Groundbreaking. A powerful resource for engaging young people—especially
men—in potentially life-changing dialogue.”

— Jackson Katz | Author of The Macho Paradox

“Today more than ever, young men hunger for new models of masculinity.
Don McPherson, long a national leader in expanding public discussions of
gender, violence, relationships and intimacy, illuminates a pathway for boys
and men toward a healthy, life-enhancing and egalitarian future. You Throw
Like a Girl 
will quickly become a foundational educational resource for high
school and colleges courses, sports teams and other organizations.”

— Michael Messner | University of Southern California | Co-author, Some
Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women

“Perfect for classroom use to inspire critical thinking and spirited discussion
about gender relations generally and masculinity in particular—I highly
recommend it!”

— James W. Messerschmidt | Distinguished University Professor of Sociology,
University of Southern Maine