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Quotations From MYRIAM MIEDZIAN


 

  • In the United States adherence to the values of the masculine mystique makes intimate, self-revealing, deep friendships between men unusual.
    Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, introduction (1991).
  • To be deeply committed to negotiations, to be opposed to a particular war or military action, is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood.
    Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 2 (1991).

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  • If human beings are to survive in a nuclear age, committing acts of violence may eventually have to become as embarrassing as urinating or defecating in public are today.
    Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 3 (1991).

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  • Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power. Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with.
    Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 2 (1991).

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  • In schools all over the world, little boys learn that their country is the greatest in the world, and the highest honor that could befall them would be to defend it heroically someday. The fact that empathy has traditionally been conditioned out of boys facilitates their obedience to leaders who order them to kill strangers.
    Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 3 (1991).

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  • As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment.
    Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 1 (1991).
  • For some men the power to destroy life becomes the equivalent to the female power to create life.
    Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 4 (1991).

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