Most of us are cowards. We take shit every day. We have never been in a fight. We sustain ourselves on revenge fantasies about what we would do if that guy “kept talking for one more second.” We are the opposite of a Fight Club speech. We tweet at strangers that we would be too afraid to make eye contact with on the street. We work jobs where our boss can deny us taking a piss. We nod. We avert our gaze. We mumble some bullshit. We honk our horn from the confines of our safe house on wheels.
There have been studies done that show the majority of people wouldn’t stop if they saw a woman being attacked. This is why we flock to action movies.