Recently, I was having a “conversation” with a Facebook friend about . . . you guessed it . . . high heels. The comments moved to a woman he seen who could not walk in the high heels she was wearing.
Me: Well, you know I can run in 6-inches!
Him: We know. lol
And then it happened . . .
Side note: This post is only brings up a few comments . . . some directed at me, some only snidely directed at me, and some not directed to me at all, but I tend to give my opinions regardless (actually, this is a frequent occurrence on many subjects).
So, here are responses to the most frequent . . .
(heel: Gianmarco Lorenzi Platform)
She Must Need a Man
Her: Trying to get a man
Me: O_o *now it is on and popping* Well, I know I don’t need to TRY to get any man.
Let me clarify something right now. I do not need to wear a pair of high heels to get a man. My daddy didn’t help make no ugly baby . . . oh, and that is not being conceited that is called self-esteem.
Believe me when I state this . . . if a woman needs to wear high heels, make-up, or show skin because that is the only way she feels that she will get a man then . . . her real issue is lack of self-esteem.
As for me, I wear high heels when I don’t have a man and when I do have a man. Why? Because . . . . I like them.
Once again, I do not need a pair of high heels to get a man. Truth told
most times sometimes, I tend to love high heels more than men.
The Feminist Enters
Her: We need to take a stand against brands and the media forcing superficial images on us. As women we have the right not to feel we need to cram our feet into a pair of shoes to exist. We ALL need to stand against high heels because of the bigger issues.
Me: Last time I check (down below), I am a woman also AND one with rights.
What are my rights?
The right to wake up in the morning and choose what I want to wear.
How dare this woman or any other woman try and dictate whether I should pluck my eyebrows, shave my legs, wax my nether region, put on make-up, wear a bra, show some skin . . . or walk outside in a pair of high heels. Yes, I have the right to look good just as you have the right to look . . . well um well, that way.
Seriously, of all the issues women are facing in our quest for equality . . . like I don’t know . . . equal pay for the same work a man is doing . . . the protest of high heels (or burning of bras or sporting hairy legs) is definitely not going to help get us that much closer to bigger checks. Whether I work in high heels of ballet flats, I should be paid fairly.
The podiatrist enters (not really)
Her: They (women wearing high heels) are the ones messing up their feet.
Me: *thinks to self* is that a cigarette that she is holding in her profile picture? *rolls eyes, logs off of life, reboots* I can think of ONE or more things a lot more dangerous to my health. *pictures self in heels standing next to the woman choking me with her second hand smoke*
I, like most women who wear high heels, know The Dangers of High Heels.
I also know the dangers of flip-flops (yes, those cause more injuries than high heels), lack of exercise, cigarettes, caffeine, sun, driving in a car, and the list could go on, but I will stop here.
As, I always state, say, sing, shout . . . take Care of Your Feet.
Did you know that even among non-high heel wearing women, feet are the most neglected part of the body. Don’t believe me . . . go outside and look down.
Her: Why do they have to make high heels so high? I don’t mind high heels, I just don’t like 6inch heels.
Me: Wear kitten heels.
Like seriously, who is forcing anyone to spend her hard earned money on 5-inch high heels? If you cannot walk in high heels or if you prefer lower heel heights . . . buy your shoes accordingly!
The next time you feel like you want to use your time, energy, and voice to protest such an important issue like high heels and heel heights think about these things:
Understand what I am saying? There are real issues . . . and then there are high heels debates.
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