If you read my fable/rant blogpost here you know my feelings on high heels.
Delia Moran wrote a very interesting comment to that blogpost and I want to put it here in case people missed it.
"I don't disagree that it's unhealthy. When I talk about history, what I mean is that, from Helenic times right through Victorian times, high heels were worn by both men and women. They were a symbol of status more than anything. It was a way to show the lower classes who was who. People who wore those shoes were not the ones tilling fields or standing and doing manual labor all day. The perpetuation of this type of footwear stemmed from this. The damaging notion of sexiness is a modern permutation. Not everything that has been taken advantage of by the patriarchal society was begun by it. That's all I meant."
Very, very valid point, Delia. Thank you for that.
Me, I'm drooling over these - especially after I
Nothing like an unsolicited testimonial to make my toes tingle! Uh, well, that might be an exaggeration. Probably a door better left closed, eh?
I'm at roughly 18,000 words. It's all fast drafted and it's act one. I'm very pleased with the fact that it ended at a turning point where Taffy makes a definite choice that will change her life at least temporarily.
On to act two. Or maybe not. I'm considering writing in the narrative for act one first as I kind of need to know how far Taffy and York have gotten in their relationship.