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Can We Still Call Men Heroes?

Michael243 Wrote: Jul 28, 2012 2:23 PM
Those herbs only reduced the risk of pregnancy by small amounts, and their reliability was poor even when they were prepared and administered in the proper amounts. No, the whole world and our relationships between men and women changed drastically and over night when a cheap, easy and reliable birth control method was introduced. Herbs played little or no part in that relationship in comparison to BCP's. And the vast overwhelming of practitioners of any semblance of medicine back then was carried out by women as childbirth was exclusively a female "thing".

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...