We’re Excited For These Female Leaders

We’re Excited For These Female Leaders

The 2016 presidential election results came to a stunning end with Republican candidate Donald Trump winning the electoral college votes to become president, while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won the nation’s popular vote. It was a truly unexpected turn of events and the country was close to having its first female president in its 238 year history. Although we will […]

30 Thoughts During The Final Presidential Debate

30 Thoughts During The Final Presidential Debate

If there’s one thing for certain about this presidential election is that many want Election Day to come sooner. The past three debates have been, to say the least, eye-opening and exhausting. They were fantastic opportunities to see how each candidate hold themselves and how each demonstrates what kind of leaders they would be if either became president. But receiving […]

When Toxic Masculinity Uses Feminism Irresponsibly

When Toxic Masculinity Uses Feminism Irresponsibly

It is so important that people of all genders work together to make sure that everyone is treated equally. Many of us advocate under the cause of feminism, but as feminism becomes more widespread, it can be susceptible to misuse. We must be cautious of when toxic masculinity uses feminism irresponsibly: Never is a man so potentially dangerous to a female-read person […]

How To Dress For Fall 2016

How To Dress For Fall 2016

Fall has finally arrived and it is time to hang up your summer dress and trade it for a sweater dress. Fall is such a beautiful season and one of my favorites. One question one may have and struggle with this upcoming season is how to change your wardrobe to dress accordingly to weather changes, yet still look stylish. This […]

Is Chivalry Dead, Or Should We Kill It?

Is Chivalry Dead, Or Should We Kill It?

In feminism of 2016, in which women strive for equality in all aspects of life, chivalry is a concept that is somewhat confusing. Today’s feminists are unsure of whether or not they should let their dates open doors, or pay for their dinner. Here is an analysis of how we should view chivalry, and how it affects a woman’s independence: I have […]


San Francisco Government Stands Against President-Elect Trump

San Francisco Government Stands Against President-Elect Trump

In the aftermath of the presidential election, many citizens and organizations have been moved to progressive and liberal action in response to the victory of Donald Trump. One of the most powerful statements was made by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. In an 11-point resolution titled, “Resolution responding to the election of Donald Trump and reaffirming San Francisco’s commitment to […]

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A Counter-Inauguration By Lawyers: The Rise Above Conference

A Counter-Inauguration By Lawyers: The Rise Above Conference

January 21st and 22nd will be a busy weekend. Two organizations, Lawyers for Good Government Inc. and RISE When We Fall, are gathering together in Washington DC for the inauguration of the Rise Above Conference, an effort to coordinate legal resistance to the incoming Trump Administration and Republican controlled Congress. Recognizing the unprecedented political energy spurred by the presidential election […]

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Meryl Streep’s Powerful Golden Globe Speech In Full

Meryl Streep’s Powerful Golden Globe Speech In Full

Meryl Streep is influential, graceful, and concerned about America, as shown during the Golden Globes this past weekend. Streep was given the lifetime achievement award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and during her speech, she took the time to address the elephant in the room: President-elect Donald Trump. In less than two weeks, his inauguration will take place and the […]

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Recent Articles

Dear Donald Trump (and Supporters): It’s Not About Winning or Losing Anymore

Dear Donald Trump (and Supporters): It’s Not About Winning or Losing Anymore

When did politics become a competition? When did running the United States of America become a game? These are just some of the many questions I ask myself as I read through my news feeds and dive into the comments section where I find various remarks that go back and forth on some random article link’s topic. Some comments are well […]

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Our Responsibility To Children In A Trump Presidency

Our Responsibility To Children In A Trump Presidency

Donald Trump’s inauguration is this Saturday. Since his electoral college win in November, many citizens are preparing for how the next four years will unfold. And while we must always be active in our efforts to fight for the rights of vulnerable communities, one of the most important influences we must consider carefully is how our children process and view […]

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What UK Foreshadows For America: Hate Crimes

What UK Foreshadows For America: Hate Crimes

In the summer before the presidential election, another global superpower underwent a drastic change. Citizens of the United Kingdom voted for the country to leave the European Union, the infamous Brexit. Following Brexit, hate crimes followed, similar to the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump in America. However, the hate crimes in the UK may shed light on what’s […]

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A Glamorous Day To Night Look

A Glamorous Day To Night Look

When you want to have a little fun after work, you don’t want to bring those vibes along with you. To achieve that, it often begins with a slight change of outfit. Alyson shows us how to go from day to night: As a woman on the go, I’m all about the easy glam. Although I work for myself now […]

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Taking Action In 2017

Taking Action In 2017

In this new year, we encourage you all to take action in social causes that matter to you. But what cause comes first? Paula’s advice – take one step at a time: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead I feel like […]

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How Retribution Is Not Justice In 3 Ways

How Retribution Is Not Justice In 3 Ways

As President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration draws nearer, almost 3 million people across the country are anxious. The future and basic rights of many citizens seem uncertain. It spurs many of us to action, but it’s crucial to consider how to proceed in the fight for progress. The idea of practicing empathy for our oppressors is a difficult one to swallow. […]

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Perfecting The Monochromatic Look

Perfecting The Monochromatic Look

New year, new style! For fashion, we always recommend to try something new and make it yours. It can be daunting, but it can also be so much fun. One of the more daring trends is the monochromatic look. How can you make dressing in one color seem multidimensional? Sian shows us how: Today’s post focuses on the monochromatic trend! […]

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5 Positive Personal Mantras To Have In 2017

5 Positive Personal Mantras To Have In 2017

This year, we want to encourage optimism in our communities and in our country. But optimism starts with oneself before being shared with others and moving forward in life. So here are five phrases you can say daily to support self-affirmation and agency. A while ago, I wrote a piece about five words and phrases you could cut from your […]

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Happy New Year From Lipstick&Politics!

Happy New Year From Lipstick&Politics!

Lipstick&Politics wishes you all an excellent New Year! We hope that you all find success and progress in your communities in 2017. With a future that seems especially uncertain, this is the best time to remember the values and causes important to you. From there, find the hope you need to look forward and cultivate a world that we can […]

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End-Of-Year Self Care: Becoming More Grounded In 4 Ways

End-Of-Year Self Care: Becoming More Grounded In 4 Ways

It’s been a long year. There were achievements and disappointments that took a toll on many of us, both emotionally and physically. And now, as 2016 comes to close, it becomes a time for reflection and preparation for the incoming year. Here are 4 methods of self care to consider during this crucial and timely transition: Taking care of ourselves in […]

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A Look At Politics In 2016

A Look At Politics In 2016

Donald Trump’s win has been fraught with controversy from a multitude of different sources. Right up until November 8, we believed that Donald Trump’s camp would be protesting his loss, possibly violently, after months of rhetoric from Mr. Trump insisting that the election was rigged against him (unless he won, of course).  Who could have guessed that it would be […]

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3 Reasons To Always Celebrate The Holidays

3 Reasons To Always Celebrate The Holidays

If you think it’s hard to get into the holiday spirit this year, you’re not wrong. When the news cycle feature Donald Trump’s many unqualified and questionable cabinet appointments, Aleppo’s heart-breaking ruin, Russia’s involvement in our recent presidential election, and subsequent reports of hate speech, it reveals our nation is in a state of discontent. The election showed the world […]

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A Gift Guide For The Modern Woman

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Women have been through a helluva lot throughout history, with 2016 being no exception. But after a long and eventful year we have finally made it to the season of giving.  Now is the time to start checking off your gift list for the special ladies  who have helped made this year bearable.  From bold statement accessories to de-stressing coloring […]

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