No, Myamae is no Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was asked to sit in the back of the conveyance each time she traveled to work. Myamae was forced to choose between irradiation or sexual assault each time she traveled to work. I'm confident that if Myamae was merely expected to rid in the back of the plane, she would have submitted gratefully. Some of us really don't like aggressors inside our personal space. When the memory of serious trauma heightens this perfectly healthy response to interpersonal boundary incursions, the sense of unease is acute. Myamae didn't choose to physically defend herself from her assailants, she acted on instinct like a cornered animal. Myamae wasn't a political activist. She was simply a severely traumatized woman protecting herself from further abuse. Rosa Parks chose not to go to the back of the bus. I think she chose rightly. Rosa Parks was a member of the NAACP and a civil rights activist. Would she and her contemporaries have submitted to being regularly sexually assaulted and/or irradiated in order to use public transportation? . Would the authorities of 1955 Montgomery Alabama have practiced such lunacy? It seems unlikely. The Rosa Parks vs Myamae comparisons just highlight how far we've fallen as a nation. We seriously compare being forced to choose between sexual assault or irradiation with being expected to ride in the back of a conveyance? Myamae is no Rosa Parks, and we're not 1955 Montgomery Alabama. It's 2011, and our Federal Government has found a form of abuse that the meekest, mildest citizens are forced to take exception to. We've fallen hard.