To Bare or not to Bare?

To Bare or not to Bare?

 

That is, indeed, the question.

It hasn’t escaped our attention here at Giving Africa that there appears to be a spate of barefootedness in the celebrity world.  Yay, we say. Let’s bare our feet.  But it does beg the question, however, why is bareing feet deemed to be so unusual; so newsworthy.

There have been a few people in recent months who have been chased by law-enforcement officers and the first thing that is stated about them is that they are barefoot.  Recently a female celebrity was seen barefoot in an airport and the article written about it (for there was an article https://www.yahoo.com/style/not-sure-why-elle-fanning-193450081.html) expressed consternation at the celebrity’s seeming lack of thought when it came to hygiene and potential hazards.  Then a second article was published with a very reasonable reason why said celebrity was barefoot (for those interested https://www.yahoo.com/style/elle-fanning-reason-going-barefoot-192214853.html) we many now rest easy.

Why is being barefoot deemed to be noteworthy? Why do people have such an issue with other people being barefoot?

I did a poll and the answers ranged from the fact that it is unhygienic and unsanitary to perhaps people are just unsure of anything considered outside the ‘norm’.  If being barefoot is a personal choice, why is there such consternation? The answer to that question is that we have no idea. So, in the words of our top barefoot Allan : Be Brave!

What can you do to challenge the ‘norm’? To go barefoot?  Join us in our own personal Barefoot Challenges!