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July 25, 2000 Painful Shoes and Americanism

I took the first exam for Stats for Business last night.  It wasn't terribly hard, but it wasn't terribly easy either.  I finished a little early, so I figured I had enough time to go to my favorite place on campus, Au Bon Pain, for a french vanilla Cafe Au Lait before class resumed.  During the walk over for my caffine fix, I had a realization.  

I was wearing a pair of shoes I bought the other day at Steve Madden.  It was such a deal, they were orginally $65, but they were on sale for $25.  They would be considered "sexy"- somewhere between 3-4 inches high, black microfiber dress sandals with a thin strap across the toes and a thin strap around the ankles.  As cute as they are, they are also quite painful.  That was when I realized the following:

A direct correlation exists between the amount of pain a pair of shoes inflicts on the woman and the amount of aesthetic appeal the shoes  has on a guy.  The greater the pain, the more appealing they are to a guy.  The harder it is for a woman to walk in a painful contraption, the more a guy would enjoy the contraption.

Mine looks something like this.. but minus the flowers

So why did I get them if it can be easily assumed that these shoes would be painful?  Honestly, out of the entire foot, I'm only allowed to put my entire body weight on my toes ... and you think that might not be painful?  Well, I thought that they were really nice and that they would go well with my wardrobe.   So the question is ... what made me think they looked so nice?  Why doesn't an equally stream line pair of dress sandals that are completely flat carry the same level of appeal?

I think it is because females are perfectly aware that men are visually stimulated creatures.  In order to gain favor by the leaders of this society, females feel the need to make themselves attractive to the male eye.  Hmm, perhaps there's an anthropological reason behind as well.  Females need to make themselves attractive to the male eye to enable themselves to choose from a larger variety of men to father a child.

Beety Boop, an image we all know.  Men want a woman to resemble her in some way, and women want to cater  to a man's desire.

Either way, I almost fell and broke an ankle while I was pondering this thought while enjoying my coffee.  Why?  Because I stupidly conform to the values of the American society.

If I were ever to rebel against Americanism, you would find me practically bald without make-up while wearing sneakers, jogging pants and a large t-shirt or sweatshirt.

Of course, that would never happen, and I don't really know why I remain stupid and conform instead of opting for comfort.  I guess I rather assimulate to Betty Boop than be a slob.   


A sighting of rebellion  2:15 pm ....

A co-worker is now walking around the office without painful shoes on.  Although her rebellion is only temporary, it is still a rebellion all the same.  It is actually the most efficient form of rebellion.  She is still nicely dressed in a navy sheath dress with the coordinating long blazer over it, but she is allowing herself temporary freedom from the oppression of Americanism.

Fine, not really ... but it  *could* be seen in that way ....