Heaven knows I'd love to be writing a post about how women rose to the occasion for heroism in the Aurora movie theater. The fact is, four young men really did. Now is not the time for querulous feminists to discount those excellent men's sacrifice by referring to examples of moral heroism from women in the past. Yes, Harriet Tubman is inspiring. No, I'm not persuaded by the argument that, in holding up the young heros in Aurora for admiration and denigrating the fellow who ran and left behind his girlfriend and their child, we're being unfair and perpetuating gender stereotypes.
Just One Minute puts his finger right on it, I think, when he quotes the bit about how we all hope we're sitting next to a Todd Beamer on the airplane. No, honey, some people are aspiring to be Todd Beamer, not sit there and wait to be rescued by him. If you're going to be a feminist, that's the standard you have to hold yourself to. Otherwise you join the ranks of the guy who ran like a rabbit and left his girlfriend and child behind.