Sunday, January 6, 2008

Get the Facts: High Heels Are Bad for You

Here's a chart detailing all the damage wearing high heels can do to your body (found via the blog Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing).

Let me add a couple of other things to consider. As the chart points out, wearing heels affects your posture, putting you off balance. If you end up in a situation where you need to fight, you'll need your balance. Furthermore, it's a lot harder to run in heels than it is in flats -- and that's true whether you're getting away from a bad guy or are trying to get across the street before the light changes.

Finally, women in heels look more vulnerable than women in flats, probably because they're off balance and can't run easily. Some people define this as "sexy" (and it's true our culture deems women's legs sexier when they're wearing heels), but let me ask you this: Do you really want a lover who is attracted to you because you look helpless?

Friday, January 4, 2008

Cartoon Break: Bizarro on Being Afraid

The Jan. 2 edition of the cartoon Bizarro reminds us that there are people in our government who want us to be very afraid.

I notice that Bruce Schneier linked to the same cartoon.

Dan Piraro draws Bizarro.