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Our Stripper Shoes, Ourselves

The Huffington Post, May 25, 2010

Dominatrix heels studded with spikes. Stilettos with bondage-inspired ankle straps. Over-the-knee, skin-tight boots with five-inch heels.

No, this is not the set of a pornographic video. These are shoes that ordinary women wear today. They are so open and revealing, with heels so high, it's difficult to imagine that anyone other than strippers and sex workers could wear them without irony.

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