Just as we demand stronger and kick-ass female protagonists, it is perhaps apt that books and films today also portray male characters who are unashamed of being saved and protected by a woman.
While reading the history of the Khmer empire, the author mentions how accounts of the past have often been focused on events and the rulers and kings during these times. Little is known of peasants and ordinary men and women.
Today, through social media and the Internet, every Tom, Dick, and Harry can document his/her own history and publish it in the world wide web. We now have the gift of being remembered. It, therefore, begs the question: are we writing/publishing/posting/tweeting/blogging a story worth reading? A life worth looking back to?