Feminism from the ground up, resoled

(A follow-up to my post of Sept. 29.)

No kidding, I’m on the Metropolitan Museum mailing list and this is their latest to me:

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7 miniature women’s shoes for Christmas tree ornaments, a mere $125. As before, I direct your attention to the shape of the shoe compared to the natural (I called it “roughly square-ended”) shape of the human foot.

Women are brainwashed into wearing shoes that cripple them and won’t allow them to walk––think Chinese foot-binding––and this footwear is glorified as religious ornamentation and signs of high status. We are offered, in both high and everyday fashion, clothing that restricts movement (at least we’re temporarily without the corsets that caused, really did cause, the fainting so common to that era), and makeup that escalates into clownishness, and oh the hell with it why go on.

2 thoughts on “Feminism from the ground up, resoled

  1. It gets rather scary out there sometimes. I admit I like shoes, but that doesn’t mean I’ll wear them.

    Well, maybe for special occasions, for approximately half-an-hour. And never on heels more than 2 1/2 in high: Only ’cause I’m young enough yet to get away with it.

    Actually, now that I think about it, those shoes really aren’t some of the worst offenders I’ve seen in terms of pointed toes.

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