Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. You know the rules: grab your current read, open to a random page and share a two sentence teaser with us (no spoilers!). Be sure to tell us about the book, so we can add it to our TBR list!
This week, I’m reading Women from the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us by Rachelle Bergstein. Interesting stuff, so far, and a lot of interesting anecdotes. This teaser is basically about the origins of the “F*&^ Me” Pump:
“Though the Varga Girls were impossibly attractive, the shoes in particular gave them that girl-next-door quality that assured admirers that they were meant to be real women, and not just fantasies: a practice that began as early as the 1800s in pornographic images. And the more the high-heeled shoes were used in hypersexualized images, the more sexualized the shoes themselves became.”
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