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This continued on Thursday when a writer for Newsweek said the Trump women’s choices of footwear are “a symbol of everything that’s horrifying about them.”
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Republican women in leadership positions are used to a certain amount of misogyny from the left. But this one takes the cake.
The article, written by Nina Burleigh, a self-titled feminist and journalist, quotes an anthropologist as saying:
High heels thrust out the buttocks and arch the back into a natural mammalian courting—actually, copulatory—pose called ‘lordosis.’ Rats do it, sheep do it… lions do it, dogs do it. It is a naturally sexy posture that men immediately see as sexual readiness. [Heels] are a ‘come-hither’ signal.
Burleigh quotes British psychologist Paul Morris, who reportedly said, “In terms of the human example, we tend to find the defining characteristics of the opposite sex attractive.”
High heels function in a similar way. Males respond to the characteristic way a woman walks, i.e., the movement of the female pelvis: High heels just exaggerate the femaleness of the walk. So to deconstruct why Trump women wear high heels: They are just buying into traditional binary views of male and female.
This is third-wave feminism: petty, hypocritical, and hyper-focused on controlling what women chose to wear.
If the Trump women were Democrats, do you think Burleigh would be criticizing them for choosing “provocative” outfits?
As a woman who once said she thinks “American women should be lining up with their Presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs,” and that she “would be happy to give [President Bill Clinton] a [censored] just to thank him for keeping abortion legal,” somehow, I doubt it.
Do these pumps go with my tinfoil hat?
Burleigh goes on to criticize the history of high heels, writing:
Historically, the Trumpian women’s shoe of choice was invented not for women but for aristocratic men, men who would never have to work, and who didn’t have to walk much but were carried in litters or carriages.
Paintings of Louis XIV, the Sun King, show him sporting red-soled heels, posing with one foot forward and pointed out—much like Ivana and Ivanka Trump in countless photographs over the years.
That’s verging on Dan Brown levels of conspiracy-theorizing. Only, at least Mr. Brown doesn’t call himself a journalist.
The Trump women are poised, intelligent, articulate, successful… and conservative.
I can see why Ms. Burleigh would find that threatening. I’m just always surprised by how controlling and superficial these “empowered” feminists become in the face of right-wing women.
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