Fashion corset vs shoes

Published on March 8th, 2013 | by DearFashionista

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Corsets Vs Contraptions

Today is International Women’s Day and it made me ponder about the progress women have made since liberation. The aspect that I focused on was fashion and how it has evolved over the many generations, specifically Corsets Vs Footwear.

Women have progressed from wearing corsets, which according to Wikipedia:

A corset is a garment worn to hold and shape the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes

….To what I’m really not sure. Observe the modern day contraptions a.k.a boots, pumps or shoes or ‘feet torture devices’.

#4 Definitely aesthetic, I give-up.

#3 Aptly name ‘The Highness’ – medical warning: you may trip & break something invaluable /˚,˚\

#2 Shape: What’s that?

#1 Torso, kiss yours goodbye  ≧☉_☉≦

Before we discount these contraptions as a designer ‘thing’, let me clarify by saying that these are being sold in department stores everywhere.

Is this really fashion or another way of oppression & objectification of women?

In the Victorian era, women wore corsets and were treated like objects & trophies that were traded like commodity. In the 21st century, these shoes represent the same symbolism that markets these under the guise of being fashionable & as objects of attraction to the opposite sex.

Hear ye, all you fellow women, boycott these contraptions & learn to love your feet. After all, you’re lucky to have been born with a pair , that which are irreplaceable. (>‿◠)✌

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a.k.a Devi. I’m a technologist, world traveler, lifestyle aficionado & aspiring fashion designer. Enjoy my commentary on pop-culture, social events, products & advice, by way of keeping up with the Jones’ errr, I meant the Kardarshians! (ˆ▽ˆ)



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