Are you a woman, or do you know a woman, who becomes absolutely orgasmatic over shoes and shoe shopping?
The media tells us:
- Women love shoes
- Women love to shop for shoes
- Women want to have a closet full of shoes
- Women buy more shoes than they could possibly use
- Women like spiked heels and open toe shoes
I see this in commercials, TV shows, books, magazines, and movies. My question is, who are these women? Because I've never met one of them.
In 40 some years on this earth, you'd think I would have met one woman who had this shoe addiction. I've met 2 women who came close, but I don't think either one qualifies.
The first one has one foot 1/4 size smaller than the other. She has trouble buying shoes that fit and are comfortable. She has many shoes she doesn't wear because they didn't work out. She buys a lot of shoes because she has to, not because she wants to.
The other woman is a compulsive shopper. When she is off her meds, she has been known to buy 20 pairs of shoes at one time. Of course, she is just as likely to buy 200 boxes of cake mix. It doesn't matter what she is buying, as long as she is buying.
So who are these "shoe-women"?
If it were just commercials that were promoting women as shoe-whores, it wouldn't bother me. If you were trying to sell women's shoes, it might be a good marketing ploy to show shoe shopping as a fun and exciting adventure. But it's not just commercials.
And it's not just that women are portrayed as shoe-whores. It is the shoes they are buying. I don't understand why anyone would want a pair of these:
Just looking at these makes my feet hurt!
I can hear the comments: But they are so sexy!
Really? Why are these considered sexy?
Could it be that it makes women seem helpless?
You can't run in them. You can't stand for any length of time. You can't take a long walk in them. They offer no protection from the elements. And you'd better have a recent pedicure! Because we don't want any of those ugly calluses showing!
Is this any different than Chinese foot binding? Except for the temporary nature, I don't see the difference.
Is it that some men are so frightened by a powerful woman, that she needs to don this restrictive footwear to seem attractive? The patriarchy is a scary thing.