Lipstick & Politics Hosts Invite Only Event At The Battery SF

Lipstick & Politics Hosts Invite Only Event At The Battery SF

Lipstick & Politics announces its upcoming event, “Sex & Leadership Salon: How Great Leaders of Each Gender Succeed.” The event will be held on September 4th, 2014 at the Battery SF and will present a talk between Heidi Roizen Operating Partner at DFJ,  Nnena Ukuku co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Founders and Matt Galligan Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Circa. The event will  be moderated […]

Gallup Poll Finds Increased Numbers Of Americans In Favor Of Women Leaders

Gallup Poll Finds Increased Numbers Of Americans In Favor Of Women Leaders

A recent Gallup Poll demonstrates that growing numbers of Americans say that the country would be better off with more women leaders. Those numbers are up from 57% in 2000.  With only about 20% of congress made up of women it certainly wouldn’t be hard to improve on those numbers. I also find it encouraging that 59% of Americans believe that […]

Meghan Trainor Proclaims Pride In Her Curves

Meghan Trainor Proclaims Pride In Her Curves

by Jackie Brubaker “All About That Bass” is the first song and video to be released from singer-songwriter-producer Meghan Trainor’s upcoming solo album. In it the voluptuous, Nashville-based singer charmingly rants about the war between curvy and skinny women. Trainor got her start writing and producing songs in her bedroom on a computer as a 13-year-old. At 17-years-old she signed […]

The Other F-Word

The Other F-Word

A gross misunderstanding of what it means to be a feminist has recently led a lot of young women to declare that they ‘don’t need feminism,’ all the while benefitting from the efforts of past feminist movements.  YouTube sexpert, Laci Green has produced a charming video meant counter to those misguided and incorrect beliefs about feminism. Every movement has it’s […]

Intelligence is SEXY…You Sexy Feminists…

Intelligence is SEXY…You Sexy Feminists…

Sexuality is the site of power. Period. Being sexualized can be powerful or detrimental depending on context, agency and intent. To assume that every image or phrase has the same impact or influence is to misunderstand the myriad of interpretations and social negotiations of daily life. As a feminist, I would like to see a shift in societal acceptance and […]


Laverne Cox’s Excellent Response to Transphobia

Laverne Cox’s Excellent Response to Transphobia

Yet another reason why Laverne Cox is awesome. In this video from Keppler Speakers, the “Orange is the New Black” star describes her experience with street harassment and expresses her compassionate understanding of harassers as people in pain.

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The Best Reporting On Federal Push To Militarize Local Police

The Best Reporting On Federal Push To Militarize Local Police

by Hanqing Chen ProPublica, Aug. 19, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles and assault rifles, escalating tensions and leading Gov. Jay Nixon to replace the St. Louis County Police Department with the […]

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These Nebraska Teenagers Will Make You Feel Hopeful About The Future

These Nebraska Teenagers Will Make You Feel Hopeful About The Future

These four girls from Lincoln (Neb.) High School were the group winners of the Louder Than a Bomb Great Plains poetry slam. Their group poem gives me hope that the next generation is producing thoughtful, conscious young women with something to say  and who are not afraid to say it.

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My Claim To Black Feminism

My Claim To Black Feminism

“That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman?” – Sojourner Truth, 1851 Truth was an advocate for abolition and women’s rights. In her famous, […]

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Hit And Misses At The Emmys From Lena Dunham to Uzo Aduba

Hit And Misses At The Emmys From Lena Dunham to Uzo Aduba

Coming off the tail end of the Video Music Awards just the night before stars gear up for yet another (and more prominent) award show tonight. It’s none other than the Prime Time Emmy Awards! See what hit and what missed on It wasn’t just the red carpet that made its annual debut. Red was clearly the “it” color at […]

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The Definition Of A Breastfeeder Is Not What You Might Guess

The Definition Of A Breastfeeder Is Not What You Might Guess

by Kylie Hastings  I sat on the little chair in the Pediatrician’s office holding my 2 month old as the Nurse Practitioner came in. She didn’t even look at us and went immediately to her chart. She seemed cold and uninterested and yet she would end up saying one of the most comforting and memorable things someone could have said […]

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Six Days in Ferguson: Voices From The Protests

Photo courtesy of Elvert Barnes

by Lois Beckett ProPublica, Aug. 15, 2014, 1:08 p.m. On Saturday afternoon, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, 18-year-old Michael Brown. The killing sparked immediate protests in Ferguson which was followed by a heavily militarized police response that drew national condemnation. Here is a day-by-day chronology of what happened in Ferguson, drawn from […]

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A Reflection On Living With Depression

Image courtesy of Meg Wills

With the recent death of Robin Williams, depression is being talked about everywhere. Television news shows, blog posts, social media outlets—everyone seems to have an opinion, whether or not they’ve personally lived through depression. I went through a three year period of very deep depression, which I survived with the help of a couple of amazing women/counselors, prayer, exercise, and […]

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The Most Interesting And Outrageous Moments At Outside Lands

The Most Interesting And Outrageous Moments At Outside Lands

Now that a few days have passed – let’s talk about what really happened at Outside Lands. For those of you that missed the show or have never heard about Outside Lands, it’s a three day music festival that takes place in Golden Gate Park. That’s right, three incredible days of music, art and surprisingly enough some incredibly great food […]

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The UnSlut Project: First Hand Stories Of ‘Slut Shaming’

The UnSlut Project: First Hand Stories Of ‘Slut Shaming’

Shocked by the tragic suicides of bullied teenagers and remembering her own experiences being labeled a “slut” in middle school, Emily Lindin created The UnSlut Project.  She hoped that by sharing her middle school diaries she could shed some light on the dangers of slut shaming.  Lindin is now in production for documentary film on the same subject.  

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‘Cards Against Harassment’ Combat Cat-Callers

‘Cards Against Harassment’ Combat Cat-Callers

By Lisa Crocco It is a Saturday afternoon and you are walking down a busy street heading to get lunch when all of a sudden a man starts screaming comments at you. He might add in a whistle or a holler too if he is feeling up to it. You might look at him in disgust, bow your head down […]

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A Q&A With Shapewear Entrepreneur Kiana Anvaripour

A Q&A With Shapewear Entrepreneur Kiana Anvaripour

By Jackie Brubaker After switching gears from designing dresses to designing shapewear for her company dMondaine, Kiana Anvaripour talk to Lipstick & Politics about being a designer and how she’s redesigning what it means to look beautiful underneath it all. Q: Could you tell me about your background as a designer? A: I went to Otis for fashion design and […]

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Vocal Fry: What It Is, How It Became Popular And Why Women Should Be Wary

Photo of Kim Kardashian courtesy of Eva Rinaldi

Last week I was watching Red Eye, a late night news program on Fox—hosted by libertarian Greg Gutfeld—where panelists discuss the latest in politics, entertainment, and other current events. In one segment, they discussed the rising popularity in a vocal affectation known as “Vocal Fry.” This wasn’t the first time Red Eye has discussed the phenomenon. In fact, panelist Joanne […]

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Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

by Abbie Nehring, ProPublica, July 29, 2014, 2:54 p.m. Update July 29: We have updated this article to include the responses universities gave to the stories. During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates one in five women will be sexually assaulted, and as many as 95 percent of the cases go unreported. So how are colleges failing […]

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Male Infertility Is More Common Than You Think

Male Infertility Is More Common Than You Think

A few years ago a friend in her late 30′s was going through fertility treatment and, even though I am only a few years younger, I thoughtlessly blamed it on her age. “That wasn’t the problem at all,” she corrected me. It was her husband. After a few rounds of IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) they are now the parents of two […]

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Thank You For Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

Thank You For Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

by Paul Kiel ProPublica, July 25, 2014, 11 a.m. This article was co-published with The Washington Post. Army Spc. Angel Aguirre needed a washer and dryer. Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled into life at Fort Carson in Colorado in 2010. That’s when he saw an ad for USA […]

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