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Can We Still Call Men Heroes?

Hektor Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 10:11 AM
We've heard of three men who shielded girlfriends with their bodies and, ultimately, their lives. These are only the ones we hear about, simply because they died. How many other men (including husbands, by the way) did the same thing but are unsung, simply because they lived? And, how many women attempted to shield male companions the same way? I think we know the answer there. I'm not putting women down...I'm pointing out that there are some things that are just wired into (most) men genetically, and crisis brings it to the fore. Just as I'm sure there was plenty of male heroics on the Concordia--it just wasn't PC to report it. Hektor//Kabul Afghanistan
Mokki Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 1:20 PM
If women were shielding anyone, it was probably their children, or even other people's children. It's the way we're wired. :)

But yes, I agree ... there were probably many more men who did the same thing, but lived.
Mokki Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 1:21 PM
I love ordinary Americans. Good people.

If just one man had given his life by throwing himself atop his girlfriend to shield her from bullets in that Aurora, Colo., theater, it would have been cause for amazement. That three apparently did so is deeply affecting. People earn the Medal of Honor for such courage and self-sacrifice in the military. There is no equivalent in ordinary life -- or what should be ordinary life.

Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves all reacted instantaneously when the horror began to unfold at the theater. The mother of Jansen Young, Blunk's girlfriend, said that Blunk, 26, pushed Jansen under the...