Shoes. The gendered genderless. Culture, why you so binary?
This sounds like a Star Wars coming on. Or some other space type thing…or maybe it’s Space: The Final Frontier that I’m thinking of. Either way, I don’t know my space movies but that sounds really dramatic.
But alas, ‘tis not space we’re in. Well, I mean, technically Earth is in space, so we’re all in space. But we didn’t have to leave the planet to find a culture that has created “male” and “female” shoes, when in reality men were the first to wear high heels. Smh.
Yeah but as society, is there anything that can ever just stay uncategorized? Especially by gender? There’s clothes, accessories, shoes, colors, and tons more stuff. So really, it only makes sense that things are categorized into genders and especially shoes because they are a necessity in life (according to most signs on the doors of stores).
Obviously. The world could not live if everything was equal footed and not categorized into two genders. We would forget how to breathe. I mean, how would a man know what razors to use if they were not gendered? He might…perhaps…use a pink razor instead. And then the very fibers of the universe would come unraveled. Or what if a women were to drink Dr. Pepper Ten? I don’t even want to fathom the consequences. (To be fair, Dr. Pepper Ten did change their slogan from its previous campaign of “It’s Not For Women,” so kudos to them for realizing misogyny is not a good marketing tactic.)
If we can’t all tell, AJA feels deeply about colored razors and Dr. Pepper…or stereotypes. But either way, there are only two types of shoes that I (maybe we) can think of that are easily unisex:
The first, clogs. I’m just not quite sure, other than the designs maybe, how a wooden shoe can be made to look one way or the other. (I apologize if I’m wrong, I didn’t exactly do all the research in the world on clogs before typing this part.)
The second is, any shoes you want. Because honestly? Culture is making it all up. Tomorrow heels will be in for men and a girl wouldn’t be caught dead without a pair of sneakers. Who knows in a hundred years if we’ll even be wearing shoes? So, I say wear what you want. If it goes on your body, it’s probably for you. (This does not apply to the color yellow, which only card carrying yellow wearers should wear. And maybe orange. Maybe.)
With all this being said and done, keep your toes in the air like you just don’t care and your hand in your heart because it’s warm there. (awww, poetry) 😀 🙂 😛 😉 ❤ 😀 🙂 O.o
And remember to wear shoes while you drive safely.