The word “heroine” is the female gendered version of the word “hero.”
Anytime there is a word that comes from a male version, it’s an opportunity to pause. In choosing the word heroine, whose story are we really in?
The hero saves the day, and many times, he saves a damsel in distress.
Using the word heroine, who are we saving? I oftentimes see the word heroine as the word for a woman who takes back her own sovereignty and saves herself. But the word still centers a male perspective while there is no male protagonist.
Let’s choose a different word – changemaker, culture maker, visionary, badass, activist, artist, revolutionist. What’s your pick?
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