I was looking WAY back in the Blurb, and I saw a post called “More on Heroes.” It was pretty cool–but if you didn’t notice it was sexist.
Not the author himself, but the dictionary entry he used.
Quote, “A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.” It mentioned a man could be a hero, but what about women. I am not a woman myself; I am a Wicked Awesome Monkey Dude. But all men and women equal, that’s what I was raised hearing.
Why aren’t women classified as heroes as often as men?
Ever thought about that?
Men always make comments such as,"Girls aren’t as physicly fit as boys." But is it always strength that should define a hero? Many people grew up on super hero TV shows and movies. So the first thing that comes to their head when you say hero is Superman or Spiderman.
This is the real world, not the latest episode of Batman!
In this world, you can’t shoot webs out of your hands, you can’t use heat vision. A hero is an opinion, so anyone can be a hero, if they are willing to! Often times, parents are there children’s hero. Teachers can be heroes. Preachers can be heroes.
It all comes down to you.
So don’t worry if you don’t have a S across your chest and wear a big red cape, you can still be a hero. A super hero and a hero aren’t the same thing!
The Wicked Awesome Monkey Dude
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