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  • Leora Tanenbaum interviewed by Liz Funk

    Leora Tanenbaum interviewed by Liz Funk

    May 5, 2010

    ... What surprised you the most as you were writing and researching this book in particular? As I was speaking with women for my research, I would educate them and say, 'Guess what? If you wear a high-heeled shoe on a regular basis, over and over and over again, you're going to change the shape of your feet and be likely to have serious foot pain later. ' And occasionally women would say, 'Oh, I don't care, it's worth it. When it happens, I'll just have the surgery.' There was one woman in New York City whom I interviewed who told me that she wore these heels that weren't even that high but they were too narrow and too tight so she literally had to take them off and she didn't have money to take a cab home. She had to walk around the city barefoot. And I said, 'Oh, that's awful. So now you've learned a lesson, right? Next time, if you wear those shoes, you'll carry a second pair of comfortable shoes to change into.' She looked as me as though I was crazy. It was as though she felt, I must wear these shoes, even if it is unhealthy, because I look great. If you stand back and examine this, it's oppressive. She's a savvy, sophisticated woman but in her mind, she must wear a certain shoe in order to look attractive. — Lemondrop interview with Leora Tanenbaum

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