6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

There is a stark gender parity in the tech industry that has been cultivated by bias held against women. And while there’s more awareness surrounding the issue, it is the unintentional and unconscious sexism that will be the hardest to confront. It’s best to recognize the microaggressions first to create a better work environment for women in tech. In recent […]

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Important Advice About Donating To Victims Of Disasters

Years ago, ProPublica investigated American Red Cross’s failed support of Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. From their research, they have some crucial advice when it comes to donating to disaster relief, which is still relevant today following the rampage of Harvey and Irma. Two years ago, we published an investigation with NPR into the American Red Cross’ failures in Haiti. […]

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MomsRising CEO On The End Of DACA: “Short-Sighted, Cruel and Harmful to Our Nation”

Statement from Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and CEO of MomsRising, a national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families: “President Trump’s heartless and damaging decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will have dire consequences for our communities and our economy. Our diversity is what makes our nation strong, innovative and prosperous; […]

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 […]


Down Girl Is A Must Read About Misogyny

Down Girl Is A Must Read About Misogyny

Kate Manne’s “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny” takes a hard look at how misogyny manifests itself in today’s society. While misogyny is somewhat of a buzzword nowadays, it is often misunderstood. Manne explores how misogyny inserts itself into everyday life, both personal and political, through an academic yet approachable writing style. It’s the perfect way to tackle this huge […]

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Why The Golden Globes Of 2018 Was Memorable

Why The Golden Globes Of 2018 Was Memorable

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards aired last night, and it wasn’t just an awards show; it was a night of activism. Almost all of the stars chose to wear black to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse. As Eva Longoria told the New York Times, “this is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment. […]

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Pantone Forecasts Change In 2018

Pantone Forecasts Change In 2018

Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has been declaring a “Color of the Year”. Chosen during secret meetings of representatives from various nations’ color standards groups, the color is meant to connect to the main ideals and beliefs that are expected to motivate and inspire society in the coming year. On December 7, Pantone announced Ultra Violet 18-3838 as the […]

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What We Can Learn From The Japanese New Year Celebration

What We Can Learn From The Japanese New Year Celebration

During the year-end holiday season, people from all around the world put a pause on their busy schedules to spend time with their family (or drink to numb the pain of having to spend so much time with crazy family). That being said, everyone has their own traditions for this festive time. Mine actually starts after the mythical man in […]

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Kirsten Gillibrand’s Not Opportunistic, She’s A Female Politician

Kirsten Gillibrand’s Not Opportunistic, She’s A Female Politician

We’re into year one of Trump’s presidency and there is already speculation of who will challenge him in the 2020 election. While no one has officially announced their bid for the 2020 presidential election, there are a few names already at the top of the Democratic list of primary potentials. At the top of the list? Kirsten Gillibrand. A New […]

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Refresh Your Old Style Pieces For The New Year!

Refresh Your Old Style Pieces For The New Year!

The new year may mean a fresh new start for your closet, but don’t give away your old clothes just yet! Sometimes, it’s worthwhile to rummage through your wardrobe and check for any fashion that you might want to keep and revitalize. Liat shows us how: Recently I found myself shopping in my own closet, trying to find old bargains, […]

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Why The Rate Of Childbirth Complications Is Rising Despite Most Being Preventable

Why The Rate Of Childbirth Complications Is Rising Despite Most Being Preventable

The maternal mortality rate in America is a lot higher than you think. And what’s worse is that the complications that some mothers experience are easily preventable. There needs to be better care for mothers, especially in a nation advanced as America. Leah Bahrencu’s kidneys and liver shut down. Samantha Blackwell spent a month in a coma. Cindel Pena suffered […]

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Wear Maxi Dresses In Wintertime

Wear Maxi Dresses In Wintertime

Winter weather is commonly associated with sweaters and pants as the fashion combo for the season. But depending on the climate of your home, you can get away with more creative outfits that still keep you warm. Rina shows us how to wear maxi dresses during these chilly times. Do you have a closet full of maxi dresses that only […]

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Be A Force Of Positive Change Online

Be A Force Of Positive Change Online

For many, using social media can be a mindless task. For others, these online platforms aren’t safe spaces. But social media can be an impressive tool if used properly. Here’s a guide on how to become a positive force on social media—and potentially create positive social change. It’s easy to think that social media is a force for negativity—that it’s bad for […]

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Happy New Year From L&P!

Happy New Year From L&P!

Hello 2018! It’s been a long year, but we’re finally saying farewell to 2017 and ringing in the new year! Many major events took place over the past year, leaving us with plenty to think about as we move forward. So whether you make new year resolutions or not, consider this: it’s a brand year and how you carry out […]

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Empowering Beauty Trends of 2017

Empowering Beauty Trends of 2017

Beauty trends from the past year were definitive of the 2010s! The styles can be easily achieved and overall, the trends of 2017 exemplify one’s natural beauty. It was all about embracing a more natural, youthful look and some beauty styles are definitely worth bringing into the new year and beyond. Check out our list below! 1. Glowing Skin / […]

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The Family Holiday Detox Guide You Need

The Family Holiday Detox Guide You Need

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Until you’re on your third straight day of uninterrupted family time. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting to spend quality time with my family during the holiday season. But sometimes, it all gets to be a bit too much and you need a second to yourself to relax and rejuvenate. So […]

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Seasons Greetings From L&P!

Seasons Greetings From L&P!

Happy Holidays from Lipstick & Politics! We want to wish the L&P community a wonderful holiday season and we hope that it is a joyous time with your loved ones. Our members, both online and offline, are the best gifts we could ever ask for this winter holiday. We are so grateful for such a compassionate and opinionated group of […]

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L&P Kiss And Tell: Our Holiday Lipstick Picks

L&P Kiss And Tell: Our Holiday Lipstick Picks

When it comes to holiday fashion, red lipstick is a basic part of any party outfit. Reds are typically warm and bold, but the type of lipstick and shade can change up the style of any makeup look, from festive fierce to classy subdued. The Lipstick & Politics team picked out their favorite lipsticks for the winter holiday season to […]

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Women Who Rocked Our World In 2017

Women Who Rocked Our World In 2017

2017 was quite a year for women. International Women’s Day was the most talked about moment on Facebook this year, and the Women’s March in D.C. was the most attended Facebook event of 2017. With the #MeToo movement, the increase in women running for office, and the significant advances women have made in media, a lot of women have been […]

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Why 2017 Was An Important Year For Women

Why 2017 Was An Important Year For Women

2017 hasn’t been the best year for women. With the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, it seems like women’s rights are not only failing to progress, but sliding backwards. But it is important to note that while Trump and his administration have consistently attacked women’s rights in general, women are not allowing this to tear […]

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