Symbols of feminism

Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 1)

I do not really know if Plato's mother or Xanthippe, Socrates' wife, wore heels, but I am sure they could stomp their sandals when necessary because they were women with vigor and strength. Women who indisputably proved, by giving to history, incontestable figures who have remained fadeless, unalterable and up to date through the centuries.

It does not matter if Socrates could not resist or oppose his sweet wife's stomp of her heels, because even if she were well hidden in her lot, she succeeded to draw him by the nose. Because the heels, sandals, cothurns, or whatever their name, have their own history. Initially, in ancient Egypt, men wore heels to show their social supremacy and in ancient Athens, actors would wear them on stage. Later on, this idea reached the Renaissance when King Louis wore them to diversify himself from the crowd who did not have the right to wear them. In the 50s, Christian Dior made the revolution creating the stiletto heels where the woman's body was accentuated with such an effeminacy, so that the stiletto heel became a "lethal" heel for men's feelings. Thus, the resplendent woman's presence had made the difference with any kind of height she wore, either flat as a sandal or as a seven-inch (15 cm) pump.

One thing is sure, that the woman's feminine nature has never changed through the centuries and it never will.

The Greek Athenian's woman position in the antiquity is well known that she was destined to stay in her private apartment with the only obligations to look after the house and be a mother.

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