Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Women Increasingly Spending Money to Fix Their Feet for High Heels

Yesterday, I touched on Yahoo! Sports’ Doug Farrar and his idiotically intense reaction to the Baltimore Raven’s Jacoby Jones winking at a femalereporter and calling her “gorgeous.”

Farrar noted that the victim didn’t seem all that fazed by the encounter, yet stressed, “but that’s not the point. The point is that she shouldn’t have to [act as if she wasn’t traumatized by the touch-less, threat-less, naughty word-less encounter].

“Maybe we’re just in an era of political correctness that makes this seem strange. I would like to believe that we’re actually in an era where there are enough women who have proven their worth as people who know a lot about football to not have to put up with stuff like this anymore.”

That was what he (a politically correct-castrated man who obviously doesn’t have the slightest clue what sexual harassment really is) had to say on the matter. This is what I (an honest, realistic woman who’s been sexually harassed) wrote on the matter:

“If anybody honestly believes that the key to achieving full female equality is simply to eliminate friendly flirting, they obviously haven’t met Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the final contender for today’s Idiot Award. The ridiculous ninny doesn’t have the slightest clue ashow to properly debate, resorting to shrieking ‘racism’ and ‘sexism’ whenever she gets trapped into an intellectual corner (which is often). Essentially, as long as we promote such lackluster examples of womanhood and female accomplishment, women are going to struggle to get respect.”

But Debbie isn’t the only nitwit woman out there making it easier for nitwit men to be sexist. Yesterday, FoxNews ran a story detailing how women are increasingly “paying thousands of dollars to surgically alter their feet just to make wearing heels a more comfortable experience.”

That includes shortening toes, receiving foot injections and even removing pinky toes altogether.

Now, as a red-blooded, American woman, I get how wearing high heels can really make an outfit and set one’s mood. But as an intellectual American woman, I also understand that putting my foot in unnatural positions too often can lead to seriously negative side effects.

Just ask the 87% of women who have suffered foot problems “from wearing uncomfortable or ill-fitting shoes such as high heels,” according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. And all for what? Sex appeal as defined by the pornography and fashion industries?

That’s not to say that sex appeal isn’t fun and even effective, but it shouldn’t be something we value so much that we’re willing to pay big bucks on surgically altering ourselves. It’s one thing to enhance what your mama gave you; it’s another thing to change it.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Until we start treating ourselves as something more than just marketable commodities – telling the above-mentioned salesmen in no uncertain terms where they can go – women are going to continue being treated like objects instead of people.

Ladies, it's time to stand on our two feet again. The real ones.

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