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The Great Mandals Debate

We asked some men not to close their minds about open-toed footwear.

THE SIGHT OF THE MALE foot, clad in a sandal, inspires varying levels of revulsion, while we’re barely moved—and often delighted—to see women’s bare toes peeking out of a shoe. Perhaps it’s because women’s feet are thoroughly sexualized—toe cleavage, anyone?—just one more body part called on in service of the male gaze. When

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