Former NFL quarterback McPherson examines the roots of masculinity gone awry and how it promotes violence against women.
DON MCPHERSON—an All-America quarterback at Syracuse University who went on to play professionally in the NFL and Canada—began his work on gender-based violence prevention in 1994 at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. He has served on the boards of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the NCAA Sexual Assault Task Force, and the NCAA Board of Governors Commission to Combat Campus Sexual Violence. His educational programs and lectures have reached over one million people in more than three hundred colleges and communities throughout North America. You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity is his latest work.