Yes, Bruce was and is an athletic hero, but to call him a hero for transitioning into a “woman” is an insult to genuine heroes. Heroes are brave women and men with high ideals who risk their own safety to help others, not themselves. Calling Jenner a “hero” tarnishes the title for people who actually EARNED it – like Susan B Anthony, Martin Luther King, Sally Ride, Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, and many who served in the armed forces. Having a sex change is like having plastic surgery – it’s something you do for yourself to make YOURSELF happier. And everybody is free to do it. Bruce egotistically claimed on TV “I’m going to change the world.” He’s changing HIS world. It’s nice to see Bruce following his dreams, but they are hardly heroic.