March 30, 2011
From the WHTC website:
I had the opportunity to talk with author Leora Tanebaum, author of Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them. Listen as Red interviews author Leora Tanebaum who wrote the book Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them.
Leora Tanenbaum, a native New Yorker and icon of the third-wave feminist movement, wrote the book on sexual double standards with Slut! Growing Up With a Bad Reputation, now a mainstay in women’s studies classes. Since then, she’s written on female in-fighting (Catfight! Women and Competition) and religion (Taking Back God: American Woman Rising Up for Religious Equality), but it’s her fourth book, on women and the shoes we choose, that is bound to start a conversation.
In Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them, which hits bookstores this week (3-28-11), Tanenbaum examines our footwear fetish — just why we love shopping for shoes so much and the bold irony that smart, self-aware women wear painful shoes they know damage their feet.