Shoes are empowering


26 October 2006


Nothing beats a woman’s desire to show off a fresh pair of heels

DIAMONDS may be a girl’s best friend but for women of a certain age, it seems, nothing beats a new pair of heels.

The middle-aged British woman is a budding Imelda Marcos, choosing shoes above all else when they hit the shops, according to a survey.

The average woman aged 40 or over has 19 pairs, but 5 per cent have more than 100. Some of the 1,500 women surveyed by Woman & Home magazine had many more.

How shallow, superficial and generally obscenely pitiful that so many women’s lives these days revolve around spending money on things they don’t need.

Despite being career-minded, bread-winning ladies of the new millennium…

Hahah! How many women do you know are breadwinners? If they’re not married to a high-earning man they’re looking to do so.

…a third of respondents confessed that they lied to their partner about the cost of their shopping sprees.

That doesn’t surprise me.

New shoes can “change your body shape but also your attitude, they can empower women”, according to Camilla Morton, author of How to Walk in High Heels, who does not know (or won’t admit) how many pairs she owns, but said it is “certainly higher than 19”.

For fucks sake, why does everything women do have to “empower” them?

Next they’ll claim they’re empowered when they have a shit.

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 5:57 PM


At 6:18 PM, Peregrine John said…

ROFL Exactly!

(Made reference to this idiocy yesterday, over here)


At 6:22 PM, voloohaar said…

“Next they’ll claim they’re empowered when they have a shit.”

Of course they are, Duncan, how could they not be? After all, that nasty phallic turd won’t be oppressing them anymore!


At 6:31 PM, Christopher in Oregon said…

Odd. Somehow I feel my most empowered when taking a dump…..


At 6:39 PM, Christopher in Oregon said…

This is quite unrelated to shoes, per se, but might interest you.

It’s called “Sex Restrainers Pep Talk Vol. 2.”

Very, very interesting stuff. If you get a chance, give it a read. Be sure to read the entire article. It’s astounding.


At 7:10 PM, Viking said…

“change your body shape but also your attitude, they can empower women”

They don’t just change her attitude, they give her an attitude. That is what female empowerment is. A me, me, me attitude.


At 8:27 PM, nevo said…

I can not explain why but I hate those damn high heel boots.

They look so unfeminine!!

But then, some women have awful legs. Just as well they cover them up.



At 11:40 PM, Rob Fedders said…

Rob’s Shoes:

1 pair of dress shoes to go with suits

1 pair of “hiking” runner/shoes I wear, well to go hiking or basically anywhere else in the world

1 pair of “old hiking runner/shoes” to mow the lawn with

1 pair of sandals to wear with shorts.

1 pair of -40 degree Sorrel Winter Boots (the -60 degree ones were too pricey!)


My needs are already filled! There’s just no money in advertising to a schmuck like me! They can’t even sell me a shoe rack!


At 9:19 AM, Anonymous said…

This is obviously very strange, but more interesting is the claim that women earn alot, have a career and lie to their husbands about the cost of the shoes. If it were their money they would not have to lie about it.
Most women use their husband as financial backup and main breadwinner, that is the reason why they lie.

You cannot trust them and it should be made illegal to buy to many shoes (19+) with husband’s money, if he does not want it.
If it is the womans own money she can do it, but not demand the retirement benefits of her husband when she is old.


At 11:44 AM, wobs said…

I went shopping for some work shoes recently, and the mens choice was about 3 different shoes in each shop. Most had the same crap.

Finally found a large shop that had a decent selection, and got myself sorted. Went to get them paid for, and the assistant behind the counter was too busy looking at wedding photos to even acknowledge me! Dropped them on the floor and walked out.

Choice for men’s shoes is appalling, just like clothes, because the women spend so much on crap, that they are pandered to.


At 4:09 PM, bj said…

Women top ‘binge debt Britain’ poll
27/10/2006 – 16:02:59

Women in the UK are burdened with more than twice as much (139%) debt than men, according to the results of a new survey.

Research from independent financial advisers Sesame reveals that, excluding mortgage debt, the average woman over the age of 35 owes £8,219 (€12,300) compared with £3,436 (€5,110) for the typical man.

Despite the high debt levels, one in three women said they were not worried about how they would repay debts in the longer term.

Nevertheless, more than half of all women polled admitted that they would feel embarrassed if people found out they were in debt at all.

Of those quizzed who owed money, the survey identified a growing debt problem for both sexes in the 45 to 54 age group, where average debt breaches the £16,800 (€25,000) mark, according to Sesame.

The survey also found that one in four pensioners is racking up debt despite having no intention of paying it off.

Alastair Conway, head of customer propositions at Sesame, said: “Never mind binge drink Britain, there is a growing epidemic of binge debt Britain that could prove to be just as detrimental to women’s financial health as binge drinking is to their actual health.

“It seems that women are being clobbered from both sides, with accumulated debt being compounded by the difficulties many women face in funding an adequate income in retirement.”



At 5:10 PM, Anonymous said…


In a lighter vein, the shoe has been a sign of women empowerment here in India long before the fembots ever dreamt of it. Any time any loafer used to tease or harrass a woman, her standard response would be “jutti chakk ke marungi” meaning “I will beat you with my shoe”


At 5:21 PM, Anonymous said…

Fuck em, they are is only one bitch in the world with three billion faces


At 5:51 PM, Anonymous said…

Britain’s top-spending women


At 8:04 PM, Anonymous said…

The sad part is that “something must be done” so men will simply be taxed more and women will be given that money.


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