5 Fertility Tech To Consider Before, During, And After Your Pregnancy

5 Fertility Tech To Consider Before, During, And After Your Pregnancy

Fertility tracking is not a perfect science. So when it comes to fertility monitors your first thoughts are “Why should I pay so much money for a device that allegedly helps me get pregnant?” and “Besides, aren’t all fertility monitors the same? There’s no point in adding that extra expense.” We’re here to demystify some of the popular fertility monitors […]

Invest In Women, Better The World

Invest In Women, Better The World

When it comes to investing, our world is failing women. Let’s break it down into simple numbers. In a Fortune article from March 2017, it was reported that almost 5% of venture capital deals in 2016 were given to female-led businesses, which is the highest in the last ten years. Unfortunately, those VC deals don’t amount to much–the funding that […]

Environmental Good Is THE Fashion Statement

Environmental Good Is THE Fashion Statement

San Francisco is at the forefront of social activism, and it’s no surprise that we also lead the nation in environmental conservation. Since this mindset is ingrained in locals, their consumer choices often align with their social beliefs. But we often overlook that shopping is one of the leading environmental waste industries. Despite all the production and labor that is […]

5 Ways to Use Apps to Avoid Pregnancy (or Make It Happen)

5 Ways to Use Apps to Avoid Pregnancy (or Make It Happen)

Thanks to advances in technology, there’s an app to track just about anything—including your fertility. Thinking about getting pregnant or still wanting to avoid it? We’ve got you covered. With so many options out there we’ve listed some of the best apps that will help you monitor everything from your period and ovulation cycle to your cervical fluid and basal […]

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Everyday Women Through Larry Sultan’s Lens At SFMOMA

In the newest SFMOMA exhibit, photography from a few of Larry Sultan’s collections are on display. From his collaborative effort with Mike Mandel, Evidence (1977), a series of pictures from governmental archives, to The Valley (2000), which follows pornography photo shoots in suburban neighborhoods, Sultan has a unique talent for shedding new light on everyday life. This is especially highlighted […]


L&P Event: How To Solve The Sexism Problem In Tech

L&P Event: How To Solve The Sexism Problem In Tech

As part of the Leadership Salon Series, the team at Lipstick & Politics hosted an event called Tech Wakeup: How to Solve the Sexism Problem. The event featured a varied group of panelists that included Cheryl Yeoh (Board Director of Flexiroam Limited and previous CEO of MaGIC), Keval Desai (Partner at Interwest Partners), and Natasha Mohanty (CTO of Prizma and […]

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Exposing The Myths Behind DACA And Immigrants

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are in danger. There are many misconceptions surrounding DACA and immigrants that are widely perpetuated, even by our political leaders. We break down some of these myths. Immigrants are criminals This myth, famously propagated by President Trump during his 2016 campaign, is a common misconception about undocumented immigrants living […]

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Miss Texas Takes Down Trump And White Supremacists

Miss Texas Takes Down Trump And White Supremacists

On Sunday night, Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, was crowned Miss America. But Miss Texas, Margana Wood, went viral for her response during the questions portion. When asked for her thoughts on how President Trump responded to the Charlottesville far-right rally that escalated into violence and the death of counter-protestor, Heather Heyer, Wood did not hold back. Vox noted the […]

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San Francisco’s Most Splendid Event Of The Year

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The San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Night Gala is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Some of San Francisco’s most influential people attend decked to impress in ball gowns and tuxedo’s, creating a visual feast for a first time spectator. There is no shortage of Silicon Valley’s tech pioneers, major philanthropists, political figures or cultural leaders in attendance […]

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Boys Are Taught To Pressure Girls For Sex

Boys Are Taught To Pressure Girls For Sex

Whether we like it or not, boys grow up in a society that tells them they are owed sex. That, in turn, affects how boys look at girls and perceive relationships. This toxic perspective is changing, but it’s best to recognize the problem areas. If you grew up in the United States, it is almost inevitable that you’ve been subject […]

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Iconic Designs And Diversity At NYFW

Iconic Designs And Diversity At NYFW

We loved this year’s New York Fashion Week! The fashion was refreshing yet classic, so we’re looking forward to the style trends in Spring/Summer 2018. What was also notable at this NYFW was the diversity of models, featuring people of all races and sizes. There was even a pregnant model! Check out our favorite designers and looks below: My dream […]

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Understanding DACA’s End And Its Impact

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One week ago, President Donald Trump announced that he would be ending an Obama-administration executive action that would affect the lives of 800,000 immigrants. This is a three-part series on DACA outlining the facts, concerns, and possible outcomes surrounding the legislation in question. What is DACA? Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an Obama issued executive action that came […]

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Why Our Communities Need More Empathy

Why Our Communities Need More Empathy

Here is something that we all know – humans are social beings. We thrive in community and rely on each other for our very survival. We are inclined to participate in each other’s lives for our own health and happiness. In order to do this, we must be able to identify with others through our capacity for empathy. Empathy is […]

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Slip Into A Slip Dress Before Summer’s End

Slip Into A Slip Dress Before Summer’s End

After the heat wave passed through San Francisco the previous weekend, the temperatures are finally becoming more moderate in the city. It’s not too hot and not too cold, which means dressing in layers, the characteristic fashion tactic of the Bay, can be light. Liat gives us an example of how to layer a slip dress for moderate weather: As […]

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What’s Happening To Maternal Healthcare In Rural America?

What’s Happening To Maternal Healthcare In Rural America?

We’ve iterated before how the proper treatment and care for mothers in America is at risk. And unfortunately, the mothers who are in most need of maternal care aren’t able to get it. Maternity care is disappearing from America’s rural counties, and for the 28 million women of reproductive age living in those areas, pregnancy and childbirth are becoming more […]

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Emotional Labor Has Become A Woman’s Responsibility

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In our society, women are often looked to for emotional support by everyone else around them. This responsibility is a full-time job. And women are conditioned during their youth to take on this responsibility. Here’s one experience of how this is so. “I want to say: we come from difference, Jonas, you have been taught to grow out, I have been […]

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Achieve The Bedhead Ponytail

Achieve The Bedhead Ponytail

The ponytail is easily one of the most recognizable and versatile hairstyles. The undone, bedhead ponytail is a stylish and effortless look that can be upgraded with simple accessories. Alyson shows us how: You’ve probably heard it a million times from your hairdresser to stop washing your hair so often. But what do you do when day 2 or 3 […]

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How Women Experience Discrimination In The Office

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In the workplace, women may experience discrimination without realizing it. Subtle sexism is frequent in the office because it’s thinly veiled by “professionalism” and for many women, when they experience such discrimination, they can’t quite “put their finger on it.” Here are four examples of sexism to recognize. When Ellen Pao faced gender discrimination at work, she decided to do […]

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Sexual Harassment And The Reckless Boys of Silicon Valley

Sexual Harassment And The Reckless Boys of Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley’s notorious sexual harassment problem continues to gather more attention. In several recently ousted incidents, prominent executives and investors in the tech industry have resigned from their positions as a result of such allegations. Silicon Valley is criticized for harboring a “trickle down asshole culture”, which mainly means that this young boy’s club does not make a lot of […]

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Try Autumn Colors In The Summer

Try Autumn Colors In The Summer

Summer is almost over. Don’t fret! There’s still time for beaches and relaxation before returning to work and school. But as autumn draws closer, consider wearing those warm fall colors during the seasonal transition. Rina shows us how:  I used to think that you could only wear certain colours, prints or styles during specific times of the year. Floral only […]

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Why Men Need To Understand Intersectional Feminism

Why Men Need To Understand Intersectional Feminism

After leading my students, all high school seniors, on a field trip to a local domestic violence (DV) organization to get a better understanding of intimate partner violence (IPV), I didn’t expect to be the one to leave with an epiphany. On the bus ride back to school, I messaged my ex who had been with me through many of those thrashing years of high school and college:“Whenever I […]

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