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