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Exposing The Myths Behind DACA And Immigrants

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

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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; […]

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Women In Tech: Know These Organizations

Women In Tech: Know These Organizations

The technology industry has been scrutinized for propagating a toxic culture that is fueled by sexual harassment scandals, gender discrimination, and a lack of diversity. Despite all of the disillusionment, there are several organizations that are working within the technology industry to improve the professional lives of women. These organizations— by empowering and supporting women in STEM fields— are more […]

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Peace And Love From San Francisco

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Over two weeks ago, the events at the Charlottesville right-wing rallies and the death of Heather Heyer, a counterprotester of the rally, shook the country. Yet, this past weekend, right-wing rallies were supposed to take place in the San Francisco Bay Area. The rallies were ultimately cancelled by their organizers, but nevertheless, thousands of counter-protesters gathered in the city and […]

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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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Niecy Nash: Diversity Isn’t Just “Black And White Women”

Niecy Nash: Diversity Isn’t Just “Black And White Women”

Niecy Nash, comedian and the leading lady in TNT’s Claws, is eager for more diversity in media. On a recent episode of Netflix’s Chelsea, Nash gushed with Chelsea Handler about the progress made so far in regards to diversity in television. For a while, black women were typecasted to “be the sassy black dot dot dot—sassy black neighbor, sassy black […]

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Pregnant Doctor In Labor Delivers A Patient’s Baby

Pregnant Doctor In Labor Delivers A Patient’s Baby

Some working pregnant women are ready for duty at a moment’s notice. On July 30th, Dr. Amanda Hess, a pregnant obstetrician, was at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Kentucky to give birth to her second child. She was ready to give birth, but discovered that another pregnant mother, Leah Halliday-Johnson, in the hospital was having complications with her delivery and […]

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Court Rules Public Officials Cannot Block Users On Social Media Platforms

Court Rules Public Officials Cannot Block Users On Social Media Platforms

Donald Trump, be warned: It seems that public officials cannot block constituents on social media platforms. A Virginia district court judge ruled on July 27th in the Davison v. Loudoun County Board of Supervisors case that government officials can’t block social media users because of differing viewpoints. Especially if an officeholder uses specific social media pages to interact with his/her […]

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Don’t Be Fooled By Ivanka Trump

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The Trump administration is under scrutiny for Ivanka’s presence at the G20 summit last week, as she was asked to fill in for the president. This caused a controversy because normally this responsibility is reserved for foreign ministers and government officials. Unsurprisingly, she has been criticized for lacking the qualifications needed in order to obtain that privilege, although she is […]

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10 Period Myths That No One Should Believe

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A period is a normal, biological function that should not prohibit women from living out their normal lives. However, several myths still exist about periods that should be clarified. Here are a few: Tampons make you lose your “virginity.” Inserting a tampon will typically not break a hymen, and should be painless. There are many physical activities that can tear, […]

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