Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2012.11.28 Who Wears Prada?

I just saw on alternet a great photo and small story about a bunch of men parading along an avenue in Toronto in stiletto high heels. Yeah for men in Canada!

This is experiential solidarity with women in a clear physical sense.  These men grimaced occasionally, but they are demonstrating while they teeter along. They are men against violence against women.

They are part of a movement called the United Gender Movement. 

Native American wisdom counsels that if you want to know someone or find cooperative ways to make peace, you have to walk a mile in another person's moccasins.

Maybe two blocks or so in Prada shoes—the devil's footwear to be sure, aka women's fashion designed by men, or nasty dominatrices—is a beginning.

(I saw some Prada heels on line for $1495.00. Yes, I did.) Think how much money we'd have to put towards those "entitlements"—or are they gift/bribes?   Neither. They are benefits people and businesses bought and paid forward for.  Godde helps those who need it.

My take: 
 1)  United Gender is the only way to act to help Spirit create peace and justice.
 2)  Women really ought to think about joining in this effort, doing their part by REFUSING to wear such footwear (if you can even call it that) .........unless of course we see this steel stiletto as a potential weapon of defense.

NOTHING WILL HEAL (not heel)  GENDER INEQUITY UNTIL WOMEN AND MEN CHANGE IT TOGETHER!

Amen.

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