Heroes…Our Definition, Our Way

Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog to discuss topics that can’t be answered easily, or are just some fun topics! Today is May 22nd, 2008, I’m Skylar, and I’m here to talk about heroes.

In the dictionary, hero is defined as: a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

But we thought, that is discrimination against women and girls.

Can women and girls be described as heroes? Or are they just not fit to be one? What do you think?

And what exactly is a hero? Superman? Spiderman? Wonder Woman? Do heroes actually have to be ‘super’? Must they have superpowers in order to be considered a hero?

“I don’t think that heroes have to be super in order to be a hero. I mean there are everyday heroes, like firefighters, and military men risking their lives to keep us safe. I very well disagree that heroes have to be super in order to be considered a hero.” says Royce, a Modern Typewriter writer.

“I think it is totally sexist that in the dictionary it says under the definition of hero: a man of distinguished courage or ability. That is total discrimination against girls! Just because most girls aren’t as strong as boys and men, doesn’t mean that we are worthless.” says Melanie, a Modern Typewriter writer.

So, what is your definition of a hero? A friend? A teacher? Please leave a comment to express your opinion!

Remember, I’m Skylar, and this is the Modern Typewriter, OUT!

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