Sunday, June 28, 2009

How Now Brown Cow?


Friday, June 26, 2009

Feminism Fridays -Oppose Septa's Gender Policy

I ride Septa (philly's public transportation system) often. I always thought the M/F stickers on the passes were totally bogus. Why is it even necessary? On top of that, clearly it is discriminatory against non-gender conforming individuals. To me, it is equivalent to putting a race sticker on there...obviously Septa wouldn't go there.
I just received this petition in my inbox that aims to end the use of these M/F stickers. This is why you might want to sign it:
  • Septa's policy requiring M F stickers on weekly and monthly passes causes harassment to gender non-conforming people
  • creates a safety risk by alerting other passengers to a rider's difference
  • creates an economic hardship for passengers who are denied use of their pass and are forced to pay additional fare.
  • ending the use of M F stickers would reduce costs (right now SEPTA is using tax payer money to defend this policy)

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I love Rachel Comey!  I had the pleasure of meeting her last fall when I went to see her fall collection.  What a sweetheart!  I am soooo excited to get these boots in just a few short months.  This summer I've been wearing my Marcy Buckle clogs; the heel on these babies are quite serious.  Anyway, I just stumbled across Rachel Comey's "Contributor" serious for UO.... they are so cute!!  The perfect everyday shoes, simple, classic, not to serious of a heel, and enough Comeyesque to tide me over...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Feminism Fridays -the GAO's report on the wage gap

Yes, there has been a narrowing in the pay gap between men and women. Thanks to, in some part at least, bra burners.

The GAO, otherwise known as the "investigative arm of Congress," is an independent, non-partisan agency whose mission is to support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilites. They provide information that is objective, fact-based, nonpartisan, nonideological, fair, and balanced.

Here is a report on the pay gap in federal jobs, published on May 17th, 2009. It concludes that although the pay gap has narrowed from 28 cents to 11 cents on the dollar from 1988 to 2007, still 7 cents of that cannot be accounted for by measurable factors such as occupations of men and women, experience, and education level. This 7 cent gap is "unexplainable"

Because this gap is inexplainable, it does not confirm the existence of discrimination, but at the same time it does not dispute it.

Please understand this report, published less than three months ago, and tell me feminists are "fighting fights that have already been won."

On April 28th, 2009 President Obama declared it National Equal Pay Day. Please read his proclamation here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009


my amazing artist friend gave me her secret pen so I can try to draw pretty things like she does...
this shoe was my first try.  I hope with practice I can improve my skills, but I don't think this is so bad for my first try.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Feminism Fridays

Due to my recent internet quarrel, I've decided to dedicate every friday to feminism here on BTVT.  Its a positive way for me to channel my anger surrounding the issue (even if no one reads it!).  I just could not wait until next week to post about this amazing woman:

if you needed more proof of how amazing our current president is, please read up about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay act of 2009
It was the first act of Congress signed by President Obama.

the wage gap is relevant.
feminism is relevant.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Becky Dator is a feminist. Sorry; a bra burner.

How do I define feminism? Feminism is the idea that women should have the same rights and the same advantages as men.  In other words, all humans should have the same rights and same advantages as one another.
How one can agree with this statement and not consider themselves a feminist, I do not understand.  How one can buy into feminist STEREOTYPES, I do understand to a certain extent.  To realize that it is a stereotype and still deny feminism is illogical.

Here is a poem written by "Rei Kawakuba" as posted by "Karl Lagerfeld"
Uncle Karl may be "heartless and souless"  but surely he does not support inequality amongst the sexes?  By MY definition, he is a feminist regardless of wether or not he likes to be labeled as one.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rei Kawakubo is not a feminist

so I came across this article on Rei Kawakubo via tavi
obviously I take issue with the quote "I am not a feminist. I was never interested in any movement as such"
I do agree that she is an amazing designer who thinks outside the box, but I wish she would think a bit more outside the box when it comes to making a statement like that.
I already knew that her husband is CEO of Commes Des Garcon but I would have fucking guessed it anyway.
please read more about this on rapecentric

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Red Lips

Look at this beautiful woman wearing red lipstick on Garance Dore.
which reminded me of how I wanted to post a pic of me wearing NARS daredevil lip stain at a wedding a couple weeks ago.  I felt like a daredevil!  In fact I had to test it out at a party the night before just to make sure I was confident enough to pull it off!

whenever I think of red lips, I think of this classic image of Lolita