Photo Source: The Guardian
Rather than look at Brothers in Hoods.. For the purpose of this review, let's look at them as shoes... to delve deeper,
deeper than the media!
To set the tone - let's listen to some vybz...
So where did we get our Clark(e)s?
And how and when did they become objects of both desire and mal(e)function??
I will never promote any type of violation! However, I think too often and for too long we've let the Man-U-factors off the hook! And we zoom into the effects, not the cause!
So let's talk... because without looking at the structure to which the shoes are shelved - the problem of any type of abuse will continue!
And whilst Clark(e)s have been massively fashionable, especially in the deep tanned colour, for the last decade or so - we must never forget the whole production line that causes the Clark(e)s sole/ soul to detach.
You see the Man-U-Factor purposely gives the Clark(e)s a lifespan.
It is short lived.
It is objectified!
It then becomes violent!
The power given to the Clark(e)s is woven into the design.
SQUEEZING is its detriment!
The Photo Source: The Guardian
The Foot & the Clark(e)
Now the history between the Clark(e)s and the foot has a bond(age) that is historical. The two's attraction and lust for one another makes the connection surface and grey!
What's more they both have a great run boasting to the other shoes about how sexy they are together... Note - the boasting rarely happens to the other feet..
"We're a great fit"
The foot and the Clark(e) show off to the Stan's and Smith's about how great being placed in the highest position in the shop is...
My name is Smith. Call ME by YOUR Name!
I watch objectively as they race... Foot and Clark(e) - to be placed right at the top!
I watch... worn out, as I was designed, and also once used by the same Man-U-factors as them - [Call ME by YOUR Name!] - although my purpose was slightly different.
I watch - as the Foot and the Clark(e) forget that in this shop they are nothing, nothing but high shelf shoes chosen by the Man-U-factors to uphold an illusion of fame.
Forgetting their origin -
Forgetting that they also once were at the back of the shelf -
Forgetting that they were once seen as sin...
Getting in, they gloat... from the high-shelf!
But then - Clark(e) gets irritated with Foot.
The power and glory has over taken him! And his disability of having to rely on... be directed by Foot reminds him that he is nothing! NOTHING. but. a. shoe!
He longs to be able to direct.
Who needs a foot anyway?!?
Clark(e) forgets he is solely a shoe.
Now Foot is not a shoe.
She is a part of the Man-U-factors... hence her ability to control where the Clark(e)s go -
However, she is ONLY a tiny part, and is in constant fight with the MAN(u-factor) to have... a bigger part!
"I just want a bigger part!" she exclaims, "I'll do whatever for a bigger part!"
Who needs to factor-U-Man anyway!?!
And she's so busy flirting with her new shoes... the Clark(e)s, that only when it squeezes does she realise that the fit is... Man-U-factored!
My name is SMITH!
A Black-Smith - trying to repair the design of the mal(e)function existing in both the Clark(e) and the Foot.
But they both don't listen! So wrapped up in how snug they both fit...
I try to tell them...
Clark(e) Squeezes the foot!
The Stan and The Smith
Stan and Smith are also shoes.
But unlike Clark(e)s they are currently not trend! Unfashionable.
They wish for their time again! And look on at the opportunity bestowed to Clark(e)s by the Man-U-factors.
On one hand Stan and Smith are a brotherhood, admiring Clark(e)s ability of 'getting foot'.
They're all shoes though, what makes Clark(e)s special?!?
Stan and Smith are just as problematic as Clark(e)s.
And their aim is not to save the foot... don't get it TWISTED. Their aim is that shelf!
The objectification over hundreds of years has their sole - Soul? Sole hoping to propel to a new position on the top shelf!!
Despite they're ACTING, reacting like they care - similar to Clark(e), the same result is inevitable!
And although Foot's screams should absolutely be heard! Clark(e)s mal(e)function means he is designed by the man-U-factors to hurt her!
And not because she's a part... a tiny part, of the man-U-factors... but because
And their hardened soles hurt. Abused shoes abuse feet.
And has she ever played her part
in ever thinking of freeing Clark(e),
from her control?
The Stan's dive in... in Hero-ism for the foot FORGETING that they cannot even swim.
To caught up in...
Forgetting that they too have hardened soles that squeeze the feet of parts...
They are no better than CLARK(E)s
and the squeeze is not as a result of trying to dismantle part of the man-U-factors -
but just as part of the flawed design.
My name is SMITH - 'Me too' am a SMITH!
The Clark(e)s did it to ME TOO - Failing to... fearful of... exposing the man-U-factor!
So scared is ME TOO - that I knock Clark(e) down (as arrogant as he is)
but the shop...
The shop still exists.
The Clark(e)s return to the bottom shelf. New arrival -
'Is that Giuse....? Says the foot.
The design refined!