Domestic Torture

May Y. Cheung Hoffman

Part of the Torture Part I Collection 2010

Dedicated to those of us who despise domestic duties. I'm sure a lot of women can relate. Cheese grater optional.

What is Torture?
I hate high-heeled shoes! I especially hate how we, as women, continue to wear them despite the obvious fact that they are cleverly disguised torture devices. I think most women know what I'm referring to. You know, those high heels you bought because they match that cute outfit. Yes, the ones you can't stand to wear for more than two hours because they hurt too much.

Stilettos may be beautiful objects, often sexy and eye-catching from a distance. The pain they inflict can be quite insidious. High-heeled shoes hurt, yet women buy them for their look, not for their feel. To understand how truly painful a shoe can be, one needs to look beyond the decorative accoutrements; the metal studs, buckles, bows and multiple straps. These accessories can make shoes more attractive, but they also distract us from seeing the pain they can inflict.

© May Y. Cheung Hoffman, Photo by DeFalco

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Domestic Torture


Part of the Torture Part I Collection 2010

Dedicated to those of us who despise domestic duties. I'm sure a lot of women can relate. Cheese grater optional.

What is Torture?
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