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"I don't think practicality comes into it. It's more of an empowering assertion of your own femininity."
Yes. I've always found being rendered unable to walk very empowering. Also, as anyone who's ever had one too many Diamond Whites will attest, falling over is very feminine. Bonus femininity points if you manage to flash your new-season satin-bowed Damaris knickers* while doing so.
* DAVE: WARNING: PANTS