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No, it’s not ‘shopped.

From what I’ve been able to gather, Einstein didn’t value clothing norms; he instead wore what felt comfortable. It’s well known that he hated wearing socks and had foot problems. It could be that he simply felt that these shoes were comfortable and really didn’t give a damn if convention held that supposedly only women could wear this particular type of shoe.

What are your thoughts?

Cristan Williams
Cristan Williams
Cristan Williams is a trans historian and pioneer in addressing the practical needs of the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter in the South and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program, pioneered affordable healthcare for trans people in the Houston area, won the right for trans people to change their gender on Texas ID prior to surgery, started numerous trans social service programs and founded the Transgender Center as well as the Transgender Archives. Cristan is the editor at the social justice sites TransAdvocate.com and TheTERFs.com, is a long-term member and previous chair of the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group.

3 Comments

  1. Polly says:

    Speaking as a woman…

    I doubt he wore women’s shoes for comfort. Women’s shoes are generally less about comfort than men’s are. Our shoes are narrower throughout.

    Maybe he just liked the way they looked. That’s cool.

  2. Via @transadvocate: Einstein’s Fabulous Footwear http://t.co/p8YBZuGuIX #trans #lgbtqia

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