I recently read an article by The Guardian's fashion writer Hadley Freeman -and I quite enjoyed it, to be honest. In it she urged women to ditch high heels, and I couldn't agree with her more. So now you know I am not a fan.
But I haven't been brave enough not to wear them altogether in my life, either. High heels, I mean, not your average two or even three inches. It has been particularly hard for me to withstand peer pressure, media pressure, celebrities pressure, fashion industry pressure and so on and so forth. High heels are considered a symbol of femininity, which I find a terribly sexist idea, unfortunately endorsed by countless people. It seems there is an orchestrated effort to convince us all that this is the norm and in reality, keep us from living life to the fullest.
I believe it's pressure that actually makes us do things that we would not do otherwise, and wearing high heels is one of them. I don't remember ever feeling sexy or cool wearing high heels for more than ten minutes; quite the contrary, I have felt way too tired to do anything, completely incapable of having fun, and certainly not confident, since admitting to not be feeling good in high heels is like admitting to not being female at all!
So I decided to speak my mind loudly on this matter from now on, and this post is only the beginning. No more four or five inch heels at work or even in parties! Besides, the higher they get, the trashier they look, am I right, or am I right?
Am I the only one who thinks like that? Enter your comments below, to let me know how you feel.
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