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Height is Power
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Food for thought.

Look down on,
Inferior,
Beneath me,
To overlook,
Cast down,
Downcast,
Depressed,
To fall for,
To take down,
To suppress.

Look up to,
Aim high,
Lofty,
Superior,
High-flying,
A raise.
To think highly of,
From on high.
To elevate.
An uprising.

I do not wear my heels, my heavy, stompy, world-destroying heels, 'despite' being a feminist.
I wear them to even the score.


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It always strikes me as somewhat amusing that high heels are seen as a feminine thing now: it is seen as demeaning, in our current cultural climate, for a man to wear 'girls shoes' - and yet, once upon a time, men, and especially members of the aristocracy, were the only people who wore them. It was a lord's right to tower over his people.

A few centuries back, for a woman to wear heels was a political act.
Because the idea that a woman could dare to approach the height of a man was challenging, unreasonable, shocking behaviour.

Personally, I think it still holds some value.



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