Beauty Bias, legal recourse or discourse?

Beauty Bias, legal recourse or discourse?

Newport Girl forwarded us a interesting article provoking us to think about Beauty Bias and if it could be corrected by legal means.

Dahlia Lithwick’s opening salvo in Beauty Bias is Unfair points out ” the only way for 40-year-old actresses to be compensated like 40-year-old actors is to have them look and dress like the teenage daughters of 40-year-old actors”.

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

What is it about red shoes? On a day when I need to feel powerful, I wear red shoes. My favorite are the Ferragamo’s with red flames. They say to the world “Look at me, see how confident I am in my flaming red shoes?”
Last week, my close friend was being sidelined by her co-workers (male, of course) on a real estate deal. She borrowed the Flaming Ferragamos for two days and instantly they were humbled. Okay, just kidding about that last part…but she did feel better, which was the point.

There is something about shoes seems to transform us. I admit it, when I need to feel better I will often gaze down at my shoes and comment to myself on the stunning purple snakeskin Blahniks I bought on the triple markdown at Nordstrom Rack. Or admire the way my shiny gold espadrilles look on my size 11 feet, seemingly shrinking my canoe feet (size 11) to a petite sample size 6 1/2 (pure fantasy).

Shoes give us something immediately identifiable about another woman… can I relate to her? Is she lowkey and accessible in her loafers, or is she edgy and unapproachable in her platforms? Shoes are our common language, our identity du jour for the day, something that we say without saying a word.

What do your favorite shoes say about you?