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Horrors! Nine West’s shoe ads depict women who wear high heels and want to get married

August 14, 2014

My latest blog post for the Los Angeles Times:

Never, it would seem, has the feminist commentariat, from Time to Twitter, engaged in such an outpouring of rage, boycott threats, hand-wringing over the damage to women’s “self-esteem” the Nine West ads could cause, and just plain lack of sense of humor. If you think that feminists are grim, hysterical sourpusses determined to rob life of all wit, fun and glamor, you’ve got plenty of evidence in the anti-Nine West furor.

The main feminist beef seems to be that the ads suggest that women are primarily interested in getting married and becoming mothers. Never mind that that’s exactly what most women are most interested in — in the feminist world of “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle,” that’s heresy.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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