So there's this shoe. Get ready, the newest internet debate is here. It is mind-blowing. Eva Monroe, who uses the twitter handle @totallymendes tweeted to her followers a simple question. Which nail polish fits her shoe better? That, it turns out, was a divisive question. Everyone, shield your precious internet eyes. Its hashtag the dress all over again. You're ready? People couldn't decide. The one on the left, the one on the right, maybe both. Before you knew it, #TheShoe was trending. The slew of responses certainly surprised Monroe who says she was just hoping for a few opinions. bright. So let's figure out the colors here since that seems to be the crux of the issue. First the shoe itself. It's from BCBG and is listed as the color magenta on at least one retail outlet's website. As for the polishes, a photo provided by Munro shows both are listed as the Dream On color. She also said both are from the nailpolish company, Sinful Colors. Checking out their website doesn't do us much good. They only have one product labeled as dream on, which they say is purple. Even more confusing, Kmart lists a reddish looking polish as the dream on label. Though Walmart matches what Sinful Colors itself shows. Both the news outlets and the denizens of social media have compared it to that whole #thedress debacle that melted the internet in February. While we kind of see where they're coming from, we're not sure it's that much of an optical illusion. I mean look we're talking about deciding between two different colors of nail polish here, and a magenta shoe. It's not the same optical science that wired had to break down for everyone back in February. Though hey maybe it Is. After more that 65 hundred retweets, there still doesn't seem to be a definitive consensus on which polish to use. Add to that the fact the internet was not helpful and Monroe says she still hasn't decided what color to use.
It all began on Wednesday when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was dragged by The Washington Times for spending over $300 at a hair salon. Many were quick to note that, uh, that's what it costs for cut and color ... The conclusion: men (generally) don't really understand the cost of women's hair maintenance.
Bouncing off the backlash, author Linda Holmes tweeted a simple proposal to everyone out there who’s never purchased a bra (i.e. men): “What do you think a midrange bra costs?”
I'm actually curious: If you're a person who's never purchased bras for yourself or others, what do you think a midrange bra costs? (Without Googling or price checking.) https://t.co/Xr1wx9d7v5— Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) October 11, 2019
For the bra-wearing/purchasing set, the answer isn’t difficult to grasp, though there isn’t a concrete standard of “midrange bra” pricing. Suffice to say, bras are expensive — especially comfortable ones.
Unsurprisingly, the thread ensnared many men whose knowledge of the lingerie economy was laughable. One of the most popular responses came from a user who guessed “15-20 bucks,” but upon further reflection thought “that sounds a bit expensive, so I hope it’s closer to 5-10.”
My guess is around 15-20 bucks, but that sounds a bit expensive, so I hope it’s closer to 5-10.— Star🎃Witch (@GuyWhoPaints) October 11, 2019
The internet had fun with that one.
I'M SOBBING this sweet summer child pic.twitter.com/ABL5NsJ6t6— Sarah Hollowell 🦝 (@sarahhollowell) October 11, 2019
[laughs in double D]— Jen (@fordtippex) October 11, 2019
*chortles in double H*— 🈳🏳️🌈💗💜💙 (@cytherea) October 11, 2019
*guffaws in G*— Psych Y. R. Mind (@ABC123TLC) October 11, 2019
*rolling on the floor in F*— Busted Babe (@busted_babe) October 11, 2019
But the bra-buying novice in question soon learned the truth and joined the ranks of the initiated.
I just googled prices....holy cow. pic.twitter.com/QXUD6hImsT— Star🎃Witch (@GuyWhoPaints) October 11, 2019
Others were similarly off the mark (but willing to learn).
Okay, I'm a gay man and thus have little practical experience with women's bodies so I feel like I'm uniquely qualified to make an uninformed wild guess here for science, so ... around $30?— Daniel Montgomery (@dan_something) October 11, 2019
Feel free to slap me upside the head; my male privilege is real, and it's spectacular. pic.twitter.com/WAysx6vxih
Makeshift Price Is Right games were instigated.
My husband guessed $18 and then said a pedicure is $25 “because that must cost more than a bra” so now we’re playing personal care Price is Right.— Lauren (@Lolo813) October 11, 2019
Relationships were formed; heroes born.
Steve knows what’s up hey Steve let’s go out— 🐊 Rose From The Grave (@heyyoukid415) October 11, 2019
Steve is a hero— Kaitlin (@Katie_Shakes) October 11, 2019
We all learned a lot.
I was thinking about this a fair bit today, as you can imagine. The expenses for a woman is SIGNIFICANTLY more than for a man, especially when you consider the imbalance in pay. I REALLY don’t know how you do it.— Sean Robbins (@SeanRobbins13) October 11, 2019
This may just go down as the most constructive and amicable Twitter thread in the platform’s history.