The very word "hero" has come to be rather flippantly used, perhaps saying more about the reality show times we live in than the actual deeds done. There is clearly a hunger for doing the right and noble thing when no one is watching. While so many of the guys are imploding, it just seems an appropriate time for a special shout out to all the women who cling -- and clung -- to their beliefs even when being told to shut up and get off the field. Whether they were remunerated, received attention outside the immediate neighborhood, or in the end, warrant memorials on the left hand side of the pages, they are heroines in my book. via Michele Willens: Face It: Where Are Today's Heroines?.