Exploring the Happy Society.
could we modify the statement a bit? the higher the heels the higher the maintenance, except of course if she's able (and willing) to bike (or run) in those heels. this is speaking from seeing/knowing a lot of dutch women who ride bicycles and fix their own tires - both in heels.
That is pretty impressive. Are they pointy heels?
Oh I miss those guys.
this is one stereotype that, at least to me, seems true enough to be useful.i avoid heels at all costs, since i can barely even walk in them (let alone BIKE). and i do consider myself a pretty low-maintenance sort of lady...
Stereotypes, as I understand Kerri to be using the word, are biases about some group or some thing that have absolutely no rational support. "Stereotype" has come to have a pejorative meaning.The "metric" in question, as with may other such informal rules of thumb, while perhaps incapable of scientific proof, may be properly used by reasonable people as a starting point. Such rules of thumb often constitute a "a reasonable and articulable suspicion", cf., Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968), based on experience that reaches the level of gut-checking, rather than absolute tangible proof. Should these young men reject out of hand a potential mate simply because of her preferred style of dress shoes? Not mecessarily, but such a sartorial predilection is a hint that other signs of a demand for high maintenance should be monitored.After the mate is selected,many husbands learn, to some degree or another, a collateral rule of thumb: "Happy wife, happy life."
On behalf of heel-loving women everywhere, I beg you - let us be judged by our characters, not by our footwear :)
Virginia, I agree that we should all be judged by the content of our character. As a sociological generalization, what do you think of the "high heel, high maintenance" theory.
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