A hero/heroine is someone who fights for human rights in general. Expanding on general "heroism", a Shero is a man or woman who stands up specifically for female rights.

In order to be considered as a Shero, one must DO something to help the women's cause, or be a historical figure who was unconventional in their thinking for that time of what females can do.

Feminism is the belief in equality for all women; sheroism is the action.
Tamora Pierce is my Shero. She co-founded www.sheroescentral.com, where I can discuss womens rights with people from all over the world! In the male-dominated market of teenage fantasy fiction, her books contain the most kick-ass female heroes who go on to become Lady Knights.
by GoldenGirl August 03, 2006
A woman or man who supports women's rights and respects women's issues
Christina Aguilera is my shero.
by gbeann January 07, 2005
a female hero; a heroine
That girl just saved my life! She's my shero!
by jjrajani69 November 05, 2005
A female hero
by Steve E March 25, 2003
heroine is derived from the word hero and is hence, un-PC. This requires a new word, shero, a feminist backlash to the traditional heroine, that encompasses a strong woman who was accomplished great things at epic proportions.
Joan of Arc, who burned to death at the stake, was a shero before her time.
by Elisabeth February 15, 2004

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