My hero is J.Ann

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!
my hero is a girl

Article 3
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.

My hero is Angelina

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!
my hero is a girl

Article 2:
Author: Giovanna G.
“Global citizen” and Human Rights defender
My personal Hero is Angelina Jolie, is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. Received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. Yes I know, you were waiting someone like Malala but not, and I will explain why.
The Jolie is a common person, well not really, but the first think that you think about her is “yeah… a beautiful women” and anything else. However, this way of thinking if not only really discriminate against, but also wrong. In fact, for her humanitarian efforts, she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and an honorary damehood of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG).
She is famous and beautiful, yes she is. The problem is that nobody see further, everyone stays with the superficial things that know about her. Even if you know that she promotes different causes, you may think that she does not do nothing especial, she does not do enough. At the very end, she never put her life in dangers in order to defend her values, for example as Malala did.
Nevertheless, she have done something quite important. She decided to take action in the matter. In fact she promotes various causes, including conservation, education, and women’s rights, and a huge commitment on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the UNHCR. She did the very first and crucial step, do not to stay indifferent. Today she is the face of many campaigns of ONUWOMEN, she is the spokesperson for children and women for the whole world. In addition, she brings the case of human rights violation to a large number of people. Thanks to her fame, the media hear what she has to say. Probably for most of people, what she does is “not too much”, but at least she does something and help to spread the word in these matters, we need more people worry about.
At the end, we do not need to be super heroes. Not everyone can be a Gandhi or a Mandela. However, we can be small heroes, we just need to do the smaller thing: stop the indifferent, feel the needs and sufferance of the others, as they are our ones.
Therefore, the lessons from “My hero” are two. Firstly, that even the most “normal”, with nothing too special…perhaps just a “beautiful women”, can made a change not only in herself but in other too, hoping that one day all the world will get better; Secondly, we should look deep into the people around, too realised who they really are and what they are doing.