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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Vice President Joe Biden And Lady Gaga Fight Rape Culture

Vice President Joe Biden And Lady Gaga Fight Rape Culture

Lady Gaga performed her emotional Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens To You” at the 88th Academy Awards with Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, introducing her. The awards show took place on Sunday amid a lot of criticism and anticipation. For the second year in a row, the Oscars and Hollywood were criticized for not giving equal opportunities […]

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Recent Articles

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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An Ode To Every Type Of Feminist

An Ode To Every Type Of Feminist

What does a feminist look like? We live in a world of that can function off of visuals and rigid categories. It can be from these two things that stereotypes can be developed. Some stereotypes are obviously hurtful and society demonstrates how to disprove them. Other stereotypes can be unconsciously accepted for a variety of reasons, ranged from systemic to […]

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How One Woman Triumphed Over Her Sexual Abuse

How One Woman Triumphed Over Her Sexual Abuse

As Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month comes to a close, each of us need to take the time and work towards a better future with what we know of the past and the present. But where do we start? We start with listening to survivors to understand them and their experience. Amy tells us of her sexual abuse and how […]

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A Luxurious Bomber Jacket

A Luxurious Bomber Jacket

We want to be up to date on the latest fashion styles and one of our favorite pieces of the season is the bomber jacket. This type of jacket comes in many styles, but the satin embroidered bomber jacket is so chic and versatile. Liat shows off the jacket: I must admit I have a big crush on the latest […]

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The Dangers Of Overlooking The Accountability of Sexual Assault Offenders

The Dangers Of Overlooking The Accountability of Sexual Assault Offenders

It is not wrong to believe in the good in people. But what many people overlook is that each person has the ability to be both good and bad. The ignorant way of thinking can be dangerous to society, especially in situations of sexual assault and there is a victim and offender. If the offender is a generally trusted figure, […]

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The Nude Selfie: Empowerment Or A Marketing Ploy?

The Nude Selfie: Empowerment Or A Marketing Ploy?

Female empowerment is a concept that is fraught with misunderstanding, confusion, and disagreement. Women generally agree that we want to be empowered, but we deviate on what exactly this means, and how we can achieve it. The media portrays “empowered” women in conflicting ways; we are often simultaneously praised and chastised for various acts, to such an extent that women, […]

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The New Makeup Tool For Clean Lines

The New Makeup Tool For Clean Lines

If you like wearing winged eyeliner or bold lipstick colors, then you probably understand the struggle that comes with achieving that clean, precise line. Even after a lot of practice or implementing beauty hacks (a piece of Scotch tape is useful, but can totally remove a small square of foundation by your eyes), the process still takes time. Here’s a […]

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Knowing How To Express Anger Keeps Your Relationship Healthy

Knowing How To Express Anger Keeps Your Relationship Healthy

Anger is an unavoidable feeling that we all experience. Although it’s not the most pleasant of emotions, it is natural. It is inevitable to fight, even a little bit, with our partners, friends, and family. What matters most when having a fight or feeling angry is knowing how to express it properly. Because, if anger is not expressed right, it […]

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What Happens When Minimum Wage Is Raised

What Happens When Minimum Wage Is Raised

California is one of the first states to raise minimum wage to $15 by the year of 2022. What does it mean exactly to raise the minimum wage? Who is it helping the most and is it detrimental at all? Here’s how raising it will do more good than bad: The human case for raising the minimum wage is strong. […]

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How To Wear Oversized Clothing With Style

How To Wear Oversized Clothing With Style

The perks about wearing oversized clothing is that it’s less confining to your figure and more relaxed. However, as some of us know, it’s not the easiest thing to wear oversized pieces because it requires a lot of planning for the overall outfit. It’s all about balance and contrast. Here are some tips from Sian about how to rock the oversized […]

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The Future Women Leaders At Stanford

The Future Women Leaders At Stanford

We want more female leaders in our world. And while we continue to encourage present leaders to seek and support successful women, the future we strive for lies in our younger generations. The aspiring female leaders are quite lucky to grow up in a society in which there is more awareness about the gender gap and devise solutions to address […]

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