How To Handle Negative Criticism

How To Handle Negative Criticism

People who are ‘brutally honest’ are more interested in brutality than in honesty. – Alan Cohen Every now and then a new attorney reaches out to me and asks for career advice.  I am always happy to help, since mentoring is rare in the legal profession and I remember how difficult entering the profession was for me almost twenty years […]

BBC Vows That Half Of Its Workforce Will Be Women In 2020

BBC Vows That Half Of Its Workforce Will Be Women In 2020

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced in April that they would make diversity a priority in both workforce and content. The BBC has pledged to resolve gender disparity by ensuring that at least half of their 21,000 employee workforce will be female. In addition, the broadcaster will make an effort to ensure ethnic minorities, the disabled, and lesbian, gay, bisexual […]

Sexual Empowerment Without Sexual Entitlement

Sexual Empowerment Without Sexual Entitlement

For both parties involved in sexual enjoyment, the desires and preferences of both should be held at an equal level. However, when we demand for what we want, we break consent and can make the other party uncomfortable. One can still be sexually empowered, but enforcing entitlement does not support equality. Read on: Many feminists have recently come to realize […]

Hitting The Glass Ceiling? Start Your Own Business

Hitting The Glass Ceiling? Start Your Own Business

You are not given a dream unless you have the capacity to fulfill it. — Jack Canfield It’s a Monday morning at 8 am and I’ve just jumped off the elliptical machine.   I don’t have to get in my car to race through traffic for any reason.   I don’t feel any pressure to show up at an office full of […]

Sex Crime Needs A Better Definition

Sex Crime Needs A Better Definition

It has been no easy thing to establish the prevalence of rape and sexual assault in America. Victims often choose not to report the crimes. Police in more than one major city have been exposed for misclassifying or burying reports of rape and other sexual assaults. Local police departments routinely fail to cooperate with the FBI’s efforts to compile annual […]


Alicia Keys’ Empowers Women To Show Their Raw Beauty

Alicia Keys’ Empowers Women To Show Their Raw Beauty

Alicia Keys’ new song In Common is groundbreaking, mostly because of the photo on its cover. The photo shows the artist without makeup, her hair tied up in a scarf, skin freckled, and glowing. While this is a rarity for most figures at the forefront of the media, she appeared a few days later with a gorgeous and high profile […]

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Sole Searching: High Heels and Powerful Women

Sole Searching: High Heels and Powerful Women

How often do you associate powerful confident businesswomen with a pair of 3-4 inch high heels? Much of our media displays images of powerful women wearing a pair of pumps which communicates to us that towering women in heels are successful. But should high heels carry this kind of power for women in professional environments? Studies have found that  women […]

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Stellar Insight From Stella & Dot’s CEO, Jessica Herrin

Stellar Insight From Stella & Dot’s CEO, Jessica Herrin

On Thursday May 26th, the CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot  Jessica Herrin, sat down with moderator and BlogHer Co-founder Jory Des Jardins. An inspired group attended the intimate event at the Commonwealth Club: Cultivate Your Entrepreneurial Spirit. I took my seat in a sea of lively young women, most of them aspiring entrepreneurs with  a few fashionable men […]

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The Mantra Of Lipstick&Politics

The Mantra Of Lipstick&Politics

“Intelligence is sexy” is the mantra at Lipstick & Politics. For Lipstick and politics, the purpose of launching T’s with this mantra is to banish the beauty vs. brains stereotype. Intellectual prowess coupled with beauty has always been seen as somewhat of an oxymoron. Attractiveness on the other hand has always been thought to be a woman’s premiere asset. Beauty […]

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How Labels And Ideals Can Restrict You

How Labels And Ideals Can Restrict You

Deciding who you are and who you want to be can be comforting and even beneficial, but sometimes, all that calculating and planning puts us in a box. Often times our idea of success changes as we grow, meaning our end goals are not what we thought they were. Here’s why having a life-defining plan can be consequential: This time 6 […]

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Amber Heard And Victim Blaming

Amber Heard And Victim Blaming

The recent divorce announcement by celebrity couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has caused quite a stir in the media, as allegations of domestic abuse have surfaced as the principal reason for the split.  The media and internet immediately began taking sides.  Depp’s exes and daughter tweeted passionate defenses of his character, and close friend John Stanhope penned an open […]

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Easy Breezy Jumpsuit For Summer

Easy Breezy Jumpsuit For Summer

Whether you need a quick on-the-go outfit or a breezy lounge piece, this summer jumpsuit is perfect. It creates a full look in just one piece, and is cool enough for the warm air that all this summer sunshine brings! Liat tells us more: One of the easy cool summer looks is loose fitting jumpsuit. The best thing is that […]

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3 Ways Businesses Are Failing At Diversity

3 Ways Businesses Are Failing At Diversity

Diversity in business is all the rage, as companies attempt to project their brand as progressive. However, many companies are simply taking a short cut in just hiring a gay man or an Muslim woman to get that “Diversity” stamp on their brand. Here are some ways businesses are falling short in their efforts to create a more diverse company […]

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Swipe Right For America

Swipe Right For America

Sixty years after Richard Nixon lost the first televised presidential debate to a television-ready John F. Kennedy, one fact remains—branding is everything. From Facebook to Twitter to Tinder, personal branding on social media is key. Today’s millennials have been conditioned through social media to equate likes and followers with success. The youth of today have a lifetime’s practice honing their […]

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Tips For Wearing Summer Prints That Pop

Tips For Wearing Summer Prints That Pop

Summer heat leaves us looking for easy and cute ways to look great and stay cool. Here we have a gorgeous and fun look, complete with cute shades, an awesome flamingo print that pops, and summery red heels. Sian tells us more: I was checking out the Kate Spade sample sale a couple weeks ago and stumbled across a flamingo print dress […]

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6 Rights Queer Women Need To Reclaim In The Workplace

6 Rights Queer Women Need To Reclaim In The Workplace

We know that women struggle in the workplace, trying to dodge condescension, harassment, and glass ceilings. However, queer women are unfortunately given one more layer of discrimination on top of their gender, being their sexuality. Neither sexuality nor gender should have any affect on how coworkers treat queer women in the workplace, but here are six words of wisdom on […]

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Why Feminism Is Inherent To Fatherhood

Why Feminism Is Inherent To Fatherhood

With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to look at how fatherhood is tied to feminism. The reason why it’s so important to acknowledge how feminism is inherent to fatherhood is because it highlights the collaborative component necessary for the growth in society.  It takes an army of people to create change in society. It takes the same amount of people […]

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Finding The Perfect Everyday Foundation

Finding The Perfect Everyday Foundation

Makeup foundation is considered to be the base of any makeup look, so it’s crucial to have a foundation that compliments you well. But there is a lot of choices on the market and you’re most likely just trying to figure out you could wear on a daily basis. There are multiple different personal and situational factors to consider when […]

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Body Positive Ads Aren’t Really Body Positive

Body Positive Ads Aren’t Really Body Positive

We often see Body Positive advertisements for varying brands, all with the common well-intended goal of promoting self love. However, the underlying message that women are the perpetrators of their own self hatred makes these campaigns far less empowering as a whole: I’m about to say something that is unquestionably going to piss off the majority of the Internet: I […]

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Lipstick & Politics Talk Branding With Jason Johnson and Robin Farmanfarmaian

Lipstick & Politics Talk Branding With Jason Johnson and Robin Farmanfarmaian

Lipstick & Politics held its most recent Leadership Salon, “Lessons from Exceptional Entrepreneurs: How to Stand Out from the Crowd” on Thursday, June 2nd. Our Editor-in-Chief was joined by two accomplished business leaders as panelists: the co-founder and CEO of August Home, Jason Johnson, and COO of Arc Fusion Programs, Robin Farmanfarmaian. Together, we discussed an essential element to contemporary […]

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Your Essential Denim Dress For This Summer

Your Essential Denim Dress For This Summer

We’re always looking for simple outfits that are perfect for work, relaxing with family, or going out with friends. This summer trend fits every occasion, and can be a full outfit in just a few pieces; not to mention its amazingly comfortable. Liat shows us the best way to wear this awesome demin maxi dress: There is nothing more perfect than wearing […]

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