The Dissection Of Rape Allegations And Victims

The Dissection Of Rape Allegations And Victims

The last twelve months have seen multiple high-profile celebrity rape cases featured in the press.  Bill Cosby has finally been charged with sexual assault after more than 30 women came forward with decades-old rape accusations against the elderly entertainer.  Pop singer Kesha recentlyaccused her longtime producer, Dr. Luke, of raping and abusing her over a period of several years.  Every […]

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 […]

Understanding Gun Violence Shouldn’t Be Based On Numbers

Understanding Gun Violence Shouldn’t Be Based On Numbers

By: Lois Beckett, Propublica According to articles this week across the Internet, there has been an average of one mass shooting every day in the United States: 355 so far this year. It’s a jarring statistic, and one that has gone viral in the wake of this week’s massacre in San Bernardino, California. But there are two problems with the […]


The 11 Truths That Survivors Of Abusive Relationships Must Know

The 11 Truths That Survivors Of Abusive Relationships Must Know

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and it’s crucial for our society, as a whole, to take part. Whether you are a survivor or an ally, the most important practice to uphold is communication. Listen to when a person tells you he or she has gone through this particular trauma. For those who have experienced a trauma, you […]

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L&P Is Partnering With USNC-UN Women SFBA For The Global Voices Film Festival!

L&P Is Partnering With USNC-UN Women SFBA For The Global Voices Film Festival!

Lipstick & Politics  is proud to announce our sponsorship of the United States National Committee for UN Women: San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (USNC-UN Women SFBA) for their inaugural Global Voices Film Festival! The goal of the Festival is to raise money and awareness for the work of UN Women, the UN body tasked with advancing gender equality and women’s development worldwide. 100% of net […]

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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 […]

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Beautiful Bold Prints

Beautiful Bold Prints

Its great to find pieces we love, but even better when they’re sold for affordable prices. Here is a great example of that wonderful feeling of finding gorgeous, inexpensive pieces, as well as a few awesome tips on how to mix and match bold prints to create a chic, cohesive outfit that is perfect for many occasions. Sian tells us more: […]

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Why Pink STEM Toys Aren’t Helpful

Why Pink STEM Toys Aren’t Helpful

Creating pink STEM toys in an effort to lure young girls into the pursuit of STEM careers is a bad mixture of sexism and consumerism, as it stereotypes and pigeonholes young girls with ideas of who they are, or should be, and is also a lame attempt at boosting toy sales. Here are four reasons why it is ridiculous to make pink STEM […]

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Filmmaker Sarah Gerber Receives The L&P Special Jury Award at UN Women’s Global Voices Film Festival

Filmmaker Sarah Gerber Receives The L&P Special Jury Award at UN Women’s Global Voices Film Festival

This past weekend, Lipstick&Politics was honored to host a reception for the Global Voices Film Festival in partnership with UN Women, an event that is taking a crucial step in combating the vast gender inequality existent in the film industry by showcasing the stories and perspectives of a talented group of female filmmakers. After watching and judging the films, Lipstick&Politics […]

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UN Women’s Global Voices Film Festival Launches At LucasFilms in San Francisco

UN Women’s Global Voices Film Festival Launches At LucasFilms in San Francisco

Buy tickets to the inaugural Global Voices Film Festival here! The current ratio of men to women working in the film industry is 5 to 1. In 2012, 91% of directors, 85% of writers, 75% of producers, 80% of editors, and 98% of cinematographers were male. While women make up half of all movie-goers, the average ratio of male to […]

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4 Lies All Creatives Hear

4 Lies All Creatives Hear

As any creative in the pursuit of an artistic career knows, the scrutiny and criticism from others — parents, grandparents, teachers, friends — is plentiful. They worry about financial stability, mortal inspiration, fame or lack thereof, and creative success — and do not hesitate to share their underdeveloped opinion. Often people believe that artistic endeavors are unproductive or wasteful, and do not understand the true multidimensionality of […]

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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 […]

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A Casual Dress With A Twist

A Casual Dress With A Twist

Innovation is inherently part of fashion. Fashion designers are always creating new looks and constructing different versions of the staple pieces we have in our wardrobe. These creative designs are eye-catching and memorable, bringing new life to ordinary pieces. Take the shirt dress. Liat shows us how this casual dress got an upgrade: One of the trends this season which […]

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5 Incredibly Awesome Movies That Showcase Fashion

5 Incredibly Awesome Movies That Showcase Fashion

Many of us wonder why fashion matters so much in our lives. For some, fashion has an intrinsic, luxurious quality that makes us feel as if we’re making our mark on the landscape of popular culture. For others, it represents the powerful ability to exert one’s control over others, based on the labels and styles they choose to adorn.   […]

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The 7 Signs Of Cultural Appropriation In Society And Media

The 7 Signs Of Cultural Appropriation In Society And Media

There has been a lot of discussion about the concept and systemic practice of “white-washing” in our media and society. Some may argue that it’s not “white-washing,” but rather an appreciation of a foreign culture by putting a new spin to it. However, that’s simply not the case. Here is the evidence of cultural appropriation in our lives and in […]

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The Spring Lip Colors For You

The Spring Lip Colors For You

Looking for the perfect lip colors for the spring season? Well, search no more! This recent release of liquid lipsticks from Anastasia features fresh and light shades that’ll compliment your floral prints and bright colors. Alyson tells us more:  I’ve reviewed a lot of liquid lipsticks on my blog and in the world of liquid lipsticks, Anastasia is the queen […]

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The Proof Of Improvement For Female TV Representation

The Proof Of Improvement For Female TV Representation

There are multiple instances of misrepresentation for women and ethnic minorities in television. They have been written and portrayed in ways that are unrealistic and demeaning. However, modern media is gradual improving and there are many female characters who are complex, capable, and dynamic. There is still a long road ahead, but we shouldn’t ignore the strides that have been made […]

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Let’s Stop Using The Phrase “Chick Flick”

Let’s Stop Using The Phrase “Chick Flick”

When The Little Mermaid first came out, my friend’s 7-year old son wanted to see it.  My friend took her son to the movies.  He loved the movie so much he wanted to have a Little Mermaid-themed birthday party.  My friend’s husband was not amused.  He expressed his concern that there must be something wrong with a little boy who […]

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Break Out The Boho Style For Spring

Break Out The Boho Style For Spring

For many of us, the spring season is in full swing, which means warmer temperatures and sunnier days. One of the best styles for the season is boho chic, for its flowy, loose structures, fun and diverse patterns, and light makeup. Boho chic is typically a more casual kind of style, but with the right clothing and accessories, it can […]

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