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.
1. A woman or man who supports women's rights and respects women's issues
2. Female hero
An etymologically unmotivated analysis of hero
as he-ro. (hero
is Greek; 'he' is rooted in Old English).
Many consider it reduntant, as hero
is the gender neutral term; heroine
the gender specific term.
1. Joss Whedon is my shero. He works with Equality Now, an organization working to end violence and discrimination against women across the world
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.
A man or woman who fights for women's issues, but usually used for women.
An obnoxious word that is built off of the word "hero
", which is not native to English
and etymologically unrelated to "he" and "she". "Hero", strictly speaking, is gender neutral now and "shero" specifies gender, contrary to feminist efforts to make language gender-neutral; way to shoot yourselves in the foot, feminists.
"Heroine" can be used in a positive way; drop the "shero" and use "heroine" to describe a strong, intelligent woman and the connotations will change. Or just use "hero" if you don't want to differentiate.
A mythical creature thought to dwell in the Allegheny Mountain region of Pennsylvania. Known for its erratic behavior and pension for all things violent the Shero is thought to be the Anglicized German word for snipe. As in a snipe hunt.
Let's go on a Shero hunt.
Sheroes relates to a group of individuals who perform spectacular feats within schools and is short for School Heroes.
Coming from the books series written by young author Albert Appleton.
The sheroes saved the day once again!
A female lead character who kicks ass.
A shero is different from a heroine in that a heroine is merely the main female character, to be a shero one must do a certain amount of kicking ass and taking down names. Lucy from a Tale of Two Cities and Barbara from Night of the Living Dead were both heroines. Sheros they most certainly were not.
Lara Croft is the shero of Tomb Raider.
Dude, Aeon Flux is the freakin' awesomest shero of all time!
Jessica Alba epitomized a shero as Max in Dark Angel.
A woman or man who supports women's rights and respects women's issues
Christina Aguilera is my shero.