+My post on shoes brought a response from an international reader who alerted me to www.batashoemuseum.ca, a museum devoted to footwear based in Toronto. It looks like a fascinating place. They currently have an exhibition online called Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels. It looks like there is a long history of men wearing high heels, if not of the stiletto variety. They must have discovered they didn’t like tottering around too much. I wonder if anyone does?
+The human rights group ‘International Memorial’ which has been closed down by the Russian Supreme Court investigated crimes committed during the Stalin era, when 20 million or so were sent to the Gulags. It’s a good job there isn’t a branch of International Memorial in the UK, where if it had looked into the slave trade it would have been shut down by the Tories pronto. It would fall foul of their version of ‘cancel culture.’
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