My Hero is a girl
“We think that the indifference causes the main part of the problems in nowadays. But we think also that curiosity and beauty are the most important weapons to defeat those problems. So, in order to fight against the indifference, we want to make a personal question: who is your HERO? If you answer, we will learn something not only from your hero, but mostly from yourself. So please, not be shy, shared your HERO with us…”
This was our proposal and only some girls replied: the result is the description of several beautiful brave women!
Author: Luisa T
Enthusiastic and free, always looking for new things.
My personal hero is J.Ann Tickner and I knew about her while preparing a presentation on feminism for a university course. J.Ann Tickner is, nowadays, a lovely woman, who chose to investigate women role in international politics. She is a feminist international relations theorist and actually a scholar at the American University in Washington DC, which she recently joined after fifteen years as a IR teacher at the University of Southern California. Her career is full of incredible achievements but that’s not the only reason for which I admire her. Well, as a feminist she tried to look for women in human history and politics and she came out with an admiring theory. She analyses the world through the known “gender lens” and she investigates the women submission in different fields. Her goal is to consider the voice of others, but especially those on the margins, as equally valid with respect to the traditional ones. She studies and works in a field characterized by gendered hierarchical structures and way of thinking but anyway she strongly fights for women and for marginalized people. I took her as my personal hero for her courage and passion that are evident while reading her works. She’s not the classical boring theorizer that tries to complicate the world with incomprehensible principles. First of all she’s an old woman with modern and inspiring ideas on this world. Then she’s a nonconformist author who claims to raise marginalized people voice to reach a more just and equal vision of society.