Fashion has taken a notable turn towards edgier clothing and accessories. We constantly see spikes, skulls, and pleather from the runways to our malls. I, for one, welcome this trend. I love the color black and my middle-school inner goth/punk revels in the fact that YES, I can have it all.
When I was doing my daily scroll of my tumblr dash, one post stuck in my mind for weeks.
This comic by the tumblr user Saccharinescorpion, or Latia, created and posted this comic "An Observation At Charlotte Russe" on July 17th and has since gained over 28k notes on tumblr.
I thought this was an interesting concept, the idea that women can now protect themselves through fashion. I remember once reading a story about a woman who used the spiked heel of her pumps to defend herself against an attacker.
?How to Protect Yourself With Stilettos?
It is not secret that women everywhere must anticipate and endure harassment and cat-calls, sometimes even in their daily lives. Although it is worse in some places than others, it is a problem everywhere that women should not have to face.
One artist, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh,?has taken to the streets to address catcallers through her art series "Stop Telling Women to Smile"
Street harassment is a serious issue that affects women world wide. This project attempts to take women?s voices, and faces, and put them in the street - creating a presence for women in an environment where women are a lot of times made to feel uncomfortable and unsafe.?
This artistic series has inspired me to stand up for myself and I believe it is just the first step in addressing this issue.
Some of my favorite spiked shoes from ENVI shoes are:
Hellraisers by UNIF
Lita-Crown by Jeffrey Campbell
Lita Spike by Jeffrey Campbell
Margo by Jeffrey Campbell
So strut those streets in your fashionable AND protective spiked shoes, you will quite literally look "fresh to death". However, I do implore every woman to stay safe and invest in some self-defense classes. Who says you can't be fashionable and smart?
Stay safe and beautiful,
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