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College Offers Course in Wearing High Heels 31

Posted by samzenpus
from the higher-heeled-learning dept.
Do you want to learn how to wear high heels, but feel hopelessly lost on your own? Why not take the six-week course Sexy Heels In The City at London's South Thames College. The government-funded class costs £150 ($268) and also gives lessons on how to carry designer handbags.

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College Offers Course in Wearing High Heels

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  • From TFA:

    "The earlier younger ladies learn how to walk in heels, the better it's going to be in the long run - with business and social lives," said former backing singer Chyna Whyne, who runs the course.

    Hmm--there must be a shortage of young, female prostitutes in London.

    Also--doesn't this reverse 40 years of feminism by enforcing the idea that to get ahead "with business and social lives," woman must wear "fuck me pumps?"

    P.S.

    How soon before a male student files a discrimination lawsuit?

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by nj_peeps (1780942)

      P.S. How soon before a male student files a discrimination lawsuit?

      That would depend on on how many male students want to take the class and get rejected for not being female.

    • Re: (Score:1, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Although I generally support women, I must point out that as a man who works in the City of London I also have to pay a lot of attention to how I look.

      That includes on the clothing side (shoes, suit for the occasion, ironed shirt in case I take my suit jacket off, properly done tie, accessories) and on the appearance side (shaving, haircut, OK tan, teeth etc).

      Women might have slightly higher expectations on the appearance side, but it's not like men in corporate positions get away easily either.

      • OK tan

        Yay, skin cancer!

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          OK tan

          Yay, skin cancer!

          Yay not having to take Vitamin D supplements or eat Vitamin D fortified foods and drinks!

          • by cizoozic (1196001)

            OK tan

            Yay, skin cancer!

            Yay not having to take Vitamin D supplements or eat Vitamin D fortified foods and drinks!

            Uh, I'll take the supplements, you can keep your skin cancer, thanks.

            I realize that you probably meant just a moderate, healthy level of exposure, but at the same time, did you forget which website you were on? ;-)

      • by mustafap (452510)

        You sir, on on the wrong website. Vogue is at www.vougue.com.

        Thanks for visiting.

      • by dugeen (1224138)
        I understand everything there except the teeth and tan. There are plenty of pasty-faced men with snaggle teeth who seem to be doing very well indeed in the City.
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by TerranFury (726743)

      Also--doesn't this reverse 40 years of feminism by enforcing the idea that to get ahead "with business and social lives," woman must wear "fuck me pumps?"

      There are many feminisms... One of them, so-called 'lipstick feminism' (and the stronger 'slut feminism') actually seeks to embrace things like high heels as symbols of female power. I don't like this particular variety of feminism (I think it is actively harmful) but it exists, and was relatively popular when I was in college (mainly, cynical-me thinks, because it provided an excuse to sleep around. Personally I don't think I would feel empowered by herpes, but, hey, if you want to ignore public health s

    • I'm laughing because years ago I had a friend who had an incredibly demanding life--raising a family, getting her master's degree, and teaching special education. They lived in Brooklyn, and she took refuge one afternoon in a local park to eat her lunch and prepare for her afternoon classes. A woman in hotpants, fishnet hose, and a pair of CFM pumps sat down on the bench next to her, took out her own lunch, and began to eat. At some point she looked at my friend's feet and said, "Honey, you're never gonna g

    • Also--doesn't this reverse 40 years of feminism

      Pah! I wish.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    The human body wasn't made for walking like that.

    • The human body was also not made for typing, driving, sitting in a chair, using scissors, wearing sunglasses, kicking soccer balls or sewing. What else would you like to ban?
      • Re: (Score:1, Insightful)

        by Anonymous Coward

        Look, I'm not in favour of banning articles of clothing; dress codes for public areas are obnoxious. However, almost everything you said is specifically designed to work optimally with a human body along their functional parameters. High heeled shoes are demonstrably not.

      • that's pretty shitty comparisons though..

        high heels make me feel bad for women, period.

        yes, they're sexy, but I wouldn't wish them on anybody. if women wanna sex me up they'll just have to tip toe in sneakers or something =P because I like women pretty AND smart, and I get most horny when I have a clean conscience. so there, that's my rational explanation why I don't like them.

        I wouldn't ban them though, they are good indicators for, uhm, weakness*. just like wanting women to wear them is a sign of weakness

  • by calmofthestorm (1344385) on Friday June 11, 2010 @08:38AM (#32533970)

    For the M.R.S. degree. Seriously this is just degrading.

  • Seriously, it is. I mean, most of us women will have to at one point in our lives, at some fancy occasion. There are so many women who don't know how to walk in them. Of course, many shoes of all types aren't made well, so part of the horror stories you hear of heels breaking is shoddy craftsmanship. Sure, you can promote flats all you want, but any straight woman (or drag queen or transvestite male...making sure to cover all my bases here) will admit that wearing high heels makes them feel sexier and m

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