A current event that recently unraveled has stirred quite a bit of controversy in the media. The story of Bruce now known as Caitlyn Jenner. This story made headlines for many reasons, whether one agrees or disagrees with the subject is not the issue I will discuss, however, I will be addressing in this paper the debate whether Caitlyn Jenner deserves the title of Hero. To analyze this debate we must look at what makes a hero in today’s society, what does this individual represent, lastly, is it wrong to use the label of hero for Caitlyn Jenner?
So what is it that makes one a hero? Well, a definition of what a hero is “A person noted for special achievement in a particular field” (hero, n.d) our concept of a hero can change drastically from person to person. A hero is left open for interpretation depending on each individual’s personal beliefs “particular ideas that people accept as true” (Chambliss, 2015, p. 56) To put this into an example as Chambliss mentioned; a child on a playground grabbing another child’s ball and running away with it may in one Childs view be a courageous act, which is generally an attribute associated with a hero, however, in the teacher’s eyes this was an act of aggression and was frowned upon. (Chambliss, 2015, p. 78) This example illustrates Ethnomethodology, which “is used to study the body of commonsense knowledge and procedures by which ordinary members of a society make sense of their social circumstances and interactions.”(Chambliss, 2015, p. 98) This can be understood as how perspectives are relative to the individual assessing the situation. A hero can take many different forms. Now is Caitlyn Jenner a Hero? We can look at what Bruce Jenner did in his younger years as an Olympic ...
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...In the land of make belief, as superhero saving the world from an evil villain, or alien race would affect the greatest number of people.
Caitlyn Jenner may have greatly helped the transgender community by educating a vast number of people. Prior to this event the transgender community as a whole was still a thing of little understanding. Her actions, heroic in a sense that it may potentially save lives in the community, only constitutes her as a hero in that aspect within a very small community. In my personal opinion, Caitlyn Jenner is not a hero. She did however greatly help shed light and understanding on a community that greatly needs it. As a veteran of this nation, as well as, a transgender individual I still believe the word Hero should be held for people committing acts on the levels of Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Theresa, or Sir Winston Churchill.
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