Oops, I almost forgot.

What Makes a Hero?

To me this is another instance of the somewhat natural reaction to a feminized world of mediocrity, self-centeredness, bitching and complaining, where a difficult job superbly performed must appear as heroism. What a “pilotesse” suffering from PMS or post-menopausal complaints would have done in Sullenberger’s place I hate to think. We are so starved of heroes that any politically correct, widely accepted instance remotely touching heroism will trigger off a deluge of admiration.

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9 Responses to “Oops, I almost forgot.”

  1. Truth_seeker Says:

    except society likes to turn “hero” definitions into monstrous things that make men tools of society and women

    men are expected to be “heroes” by risking their own lives to save a woman’s life, which is utterly ridiculous but it happens all the time

    we have volunteer firefighters who for some crazy reason who would prefer not to get paid for doing lethal and dangerous work

    “heroes” i.e. men. are expected to “save” women, but if a man is ever in trouble is it expected for a woman to save him? HELL NO

    we call soldiers “heroes” so they can kill other men and gather resources and money for society and women

    whatever you make of masculinity, society always tries to bastardize it into some sick tool for other people

    grand the pilot is an exception since he was doing his job, and rightly could be called a “hero”

    but that’s an exception, and not at all like what society expects men to do for women, but never the other way around

  2. Truth_seeker Says:

    except society likes to turn “hero” definitions into monstrous things that make men tools of society and women

    men are expected to be “heroes” by risking their own lives to save a woman’s life, which is utterly ridiculous but it happens all the time

    we have volunteer firefighters who for some crazy reason who would prefer not to get paid for doing lethal and dangerous work

    “heroes” i.e. men. are expected to “save” women, but if a man is ever in trouble is it expected for a woman to save him? HELL NO

    we call soldiers “heroes” so they can kill other men and gather resources and money for society and women

    whatever you make of masculinity, society always tries to bastardize it into some sick tool for other people

    grand the pilot is an exception since he was doing his job, and rightly could be called a “hero”

    but that’s an exception, and not at all like what society expects men to do for women, but never the other way around

  3. Truth_seeker Says:

    except society likes to turn “hero” definitions into monstrous things that make men tools of society and women

    men are expected to be “heroes” by risking their own lives to save a woman’s life, which is utterly ridiculous but it happens all the time

    we have volunteer firefighters who for some crazy reason who would prefer not to get paid for doing lethal and dangerous work

    “heroes” i.e. men. are expected to “save” women, but if a man is ever in trouble is it expected for a woman to save him? HELL NO

    we call soldiers “heroes” so they can kill other men and gather resources and money for society and women

    whatever you make of masculinity, society always tries to bastardize it into some sick tool for other people

    grand the pilot is an exception since he was doing his job, and rightly could be called a “hero”

    but that’s an exception, and not at all like what society expects men to do for women, but never the other way around

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