lenin’s tiny revolution

  • date: 14 october 2019
  • challenge category: status of women
  • selected tactic: tiny identity correction
  • difficulty rating: 
  • current status: completed

high heels for lenin

the think tank team discussed offering out a free service for male identifying shoppers to try out high heels as a means of encouraging empathy. we took to the streets to see how men would respond to the challenge.

the submission:

When I was young I really admire my mother who was like a superwoman, managing her job and taking care of family members quite well, but as I gradually realize that she doesn’t have so much friends or her own entertainment activities. It seems that it takes a woman so much to act as so many roles, a mother, a wife, a manager… As a woman, I myself begin to think about how my life should go in order to realize my value and make every effort I make worthy. we need a revolution to let women live in a better and more respectable world.

l, 14.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

how do we come to realise our value in society and how do we tread lightly on the shoulders of our mother figures in order to highlight ongoing gender inequality?

how can we do it?

offer a free high heel testing zone for male identifying shoppers in the city of perth.
get hold of some large sized high heels used by the perth drag queen community.

where does it need to take place?

city centre during shopping hours.
possible soft flooring, or flat surface – a concrete runway to parade up and down.

are there any legal implications to the activity?

hygiene issues – provide or offer pop socks for participants
participants can give a verbal agreement regarding taking images – cut off heads on photos to preserve anonymity for those who want it.
identify some of the possible risks involved in walking in high heels, so that participants are fully aware

tactic: identity correction