Don McPherson quotes

  • I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women.
    -- Don McPherson

    #Boys #Men #Realizing

  • ... 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 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

    #Girl #Powerful #Gay

  • I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women.
    -- Don McPherson

    #Boys #Men #Realizing

  • True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen, it's preventing things from happening in the first place.
    -- Don McPherson

    #Waiting #Prevention #Firsts

  • Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.

  • The biggest misconception about me is the bad-boy image that everyone stuck me into due to my tattoos, drug days and the constant changes I make with my hair color.

  • If you want something to play with go find yourself a toy, baby, my time is too expensive and I'm not a little boy.

  • Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep can play with the boys but there just aren't that many tour-de-force roles out there for women,

  • Was it possible I'd labeled him incorrectly? Shallow jocksdidn't overcome adversity and accomplish the things Leif had. I'd labeled him, not even knowing him. Just because girls went gaga over him andevery boy wanted to be him didn't make him a jerk. The only jerk in the room happened to be the judgmental, elitist female. Me.

  • In addition to the social pressures from the scientific community there is also at work a very human trait of individual scientist. I call it the law of the instrument , and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding. It comes as no particular surprise to discover that a scientist formulates problems in a way which requires for their solution just those techniques in which he himself is especially skilled.

  • My journey began with a single pencil. While traveling through India in 2006, I asked a boy begging on the streets, 'If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?' and he answered me with two words: 'A pencil.' Luckily, I had one in my pocket, and in the second it took me to give it to him, a defining dream was born.

  • Inspiration is there all the time. For everyone whose mind is not clouded over with thoughts whether they realize it or not.

  • I come more to Scotland than I ever used to, so I feel more connected to it, more part of the zeitgeist. You know when you realize you have a choice and I'm choosing my homeland. It's funny: when you get older these things creep up to you.

  • Altough we all realize that monotony is boring, almost every form of industrial work- banking, accounting, mass-producing, service- is monotonous, and most people are paid for simply putting up with monotony

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