shoes are basically a mobility aid for abled people, isn’t it?
like you all would struggle to walk outside without em, it’d be painful and really inconvenient… but some you all could in theory do it too?
but it’s just so messy and painful that you don’t.. so your mobility is affected by whether or not you wear shoes..
and tbh, i wish we all would just look at other stuff the same way too.. like, many CAN do so and so.. it’d just be slow, painful, and inconvenient..
and with disabled people you don’t get asked “why are you unnecessarily straining your body?” but an abled person would get told “be careful, you might step on something sharp”.
you all’s easily pierced skin, is basically like my fragile joints and bones.. they can easily get hurt and leave you in pain… but you all feel more justified in defending that than you feel i should be justified, and it’s literally only difference is that abled is the norm, so therefore shoes are too.
like we can easily imagine a world where some humans are like hobbits in lotr, with really rough feet where they don’t need shoes.. and to them, our fragile little feet that can’t bear walking over gravel, would be viewed as a disability, wouldn’t it?