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The Stigma Of Female Sexual Shame

The Stigma Of Female Sexual Shame

The news cycle has been dominated lately by allegations of sexual harassment and assault affecting men such as Louis C.K., Ed Westwick, and a variety of other men both in and out of Hollywood. And while this constant bombardment of disturbing news can be exhausting, it has also allowed for an extremely beneficial conversation about the importance of consent. Because […]

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“Bikini Medicine” — And How It’s Still Around Today

“Bikini Medicine” — And How It’s Still Around Today

With all of the recent rollbacks the Trump administration has made regarding healthcare for women, it’s pretty clear that sexism is still present in the White House. But what may not be as well known is the sexism still embedded in medicine today. In a recent article from Marie Claire titled “Women Are Dying Because Doctors Treat Us Like Men”, […]

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Black Female Students’ Education Is Hindered By Racist Suspensions

Black Female Students’ Education Is Hindered By Racist Suspensions

Racism has the ability to permeate every part of society, including our school systems. But while light has been shed on many studies regarding the unfair treatment of black boys in school, little has been researched regarding black girls. The National Women’s Law Center sought to shed that light on black girls in school. The results were astounding. While the […]

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The Sexist Attacks On Female Sports Journalists

The Sexist Attacks On Female Sports Journalists

While overt sexism in the sports world is slowly becoming less prevalent, we shouldn’t be celebrating just yet. Sports commentators have often shied away from hypersexualizing female athletes and other blatant sexist attacks regarding females’ athletic abilities, covert sexism is still alive and well. Take, for example, the recent exchange between professional tennis player Andy Murray and a reporter during […]

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7 New Books To Unveil The Feminist In You

7 New Books To Unveil The Feminist In You

The struggle for women’s rights continues to be an uphill battle. The team at L&P values the positive contributions that women are making in the face of such adversity. Below are some insightful books to help you in your fight for social justice! 1. The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy By: Cynthia Enloe Enloe explores how […]

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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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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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Pre-Existing Conditions For Women Under The American Healthcare Act

Pre-Existing Conditions For Women Under The American Healthcare Act

November 2016’s election outcome resulted with an administration that has made women across America clench their uteruses in fear. The administration has actively worked towards legislation that aims to severely cut funding to programs designated to help women gain and maintain access to reproductive healthcare. In fact, The American Healthcare Act set to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act, is believed […]

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Slam Poet Powerfully Explains “The Bane Of The Womb”

Slam Poet Powerfully Explains “The Bane Of The Womb”

Aranya Johar, a spoken word poet, understands the difficulties women face because of their gender. When women are born, they should be free. But unfortunately, old societal practices and perceptions about women and how they should be, especially in regards to their sexual and reproductive identities, are placed upon them. These negative, detrimental thoughts hinder not only women, but societal […]

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What We Can All Learn From Saffiyah Khan

What We Can All Learn From Saffiyah Khan

Saffiyah Khan catapulted into social media stardom this weekend as images of her insouciantly staring down a belligerent far-right protester graced screens across the globe. The image was snapped moments after Khan stepped in to defend another counter-protester, Saira Zafar. Khan felt compelled to intervene when angry protesters encircled Zafar, who wears a hijab. In addition to being the subject […]

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UltraViolet Urges Fox News To Fire Bill O’Reilly

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Thousands Join UltraViolet in Calling for O’Reilly’s Ouster from the Network Following New Report that Fox Spent $13M Defending Host from Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims UltraViolet Pushes Major Advertisers to Stop Funding The O’Reilly Factor, Sever Ties with Fox News Until Sexual Abusers are Held Accountable After an investigation by The New York Times this weekend revealed that Fox News […]

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These 8 Female Activists Fought To Change The World

These 8 Female Activists Fought To Change The World

This is a spotlight on several women activists, some you know and others you probably don’t. Despite public work on a range of different issues across the world and throughout history, all these women deserve the utmost recognition and respect for their fearlessness and tenacity in standing up for what they believe is right.   Susan B. Anthony Quite the […]

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