BTW, in my opinion, a hero is a person who risks their lives to save others not to make a dumb decision that could not only put their lives at risk but everyone else's even more. This lady's actions may seem heroic but considering the odds of her succeeding were slim at best of stopping him (the whole knife to a gun fight thing or in this case a purse) it was more of a stupid decision where she did not take other peoples lives into consideration when she acted. That is how I see it.
I don't disagree totally. I believe a hero needs to actually accomplish something (besides making a bunch of men look like wimps), but not always. For instance, I would call a firefighter who knows a building is gonna go any minute, but runs into the fire (not away from it) and ends up dying, a hero. The intent to save someone was there. Though some might argue it isn't too bright to run into a burning building, even with training.
I'm not sure how she did anything worse than the guy (John) who shot the shooter. He winged the guy in the friggin leg. Watch the video. So what does the shooter do? He turns and shoots toward the youngest guy (who by this time is hiding under the desk) and lets off a couple rounds determined not to go down alone. Why aren't you calling John stupid for winging him and not going for a kill shot?
Technically John boy didn't exactly take the other lives into account either, since he winged the gunman, leaving him free to kill.
I don't think my manhood should be defined by the amount of women I am willing to give my life for.
The only person who can define that for you is you, and maybe your wife.
And that's good because Ginger wasn't willing to give her life for women either. She was the only one in the room, remember? She was trying to help her friends.
We'll agree to disagree. I absolutely judge one aspect of manhood in terms of protection. If I can't count on my man to protect my family then I cannot see him as a man. That doesn't mean he has to act stupid, but he does have to act.
I don't know how I would really react in that kind of situation but I am not ashamed to admit I would be totally scared.
I think you'd be crazy not to be scared. No one said she wasn't scared. Maybe she was scared and acted anyway. She was scared and acted. The men were scared and froze.
I am curious, in a society where some believe men and women are equal how come men are the ones still expected to give up their lives for women?
Charles, equality does not equate to physiology. It equates to rights and freedoms.
Men are generally made larger, with more muscle mass, larger lungs and heart etc. It is why women race women in the Olympics, not men. The male runners have a physiological advantage over the women. It is also why the military adapts different standards for men than women, like how much one must lift, height, weight, etc. Come on, you know this. No one (sane) believes men and women are physiologically "equal."