Great Job, Internet!: Jurassic Park: High Heels Edition gives everyone the shoes of a “strong female character”

It would be an understatement to say Jurassic World stirred up some controversy on the internet. No, not over whether those raptors should actually have feathers (as B.D. Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu explains, these dinosaurs were genetically engineered to be terrifying not scientifically accurate). The real hullabaloo was over the choice to have icy executive Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard)—a woman so unfeeling she can’t even remember the exact ages of her two nephews—wear high heels for the entirety of the film. She stubbornly stays in her stilettos as she marches through a marshy jungle (where this sort of thing tends to happen), scurries around the park looking for her family, and even flat out tries to outrun a charging dinosaur.

Was this perhaps a sly feminist statement, one that allowed our female action hero to remain “feminine” even as she helped save the day …

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