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Red My Lips 2015 – Sexual Violence Awareness

red-my-lips-2-MediumIt’s here! The Red My Lips Campaign starts today.

Taken from the Red My Lips Facebook Page:

Red My Lips is an international nonprofit organization that uses red lipstick as a weapon and a tool to raise awareness about sexual violence, combat rape myths and victim-blaming, and demonstrate solidarity and support for ALL survivors. Our supporters, which we call ‘Warriors,’ wear red lipstick all throughout April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) to raise awareness and funds. This is not about VANITY. It’s about VISIBILITY. (Kind of like Movember…minus the brilliantly creepy ‘staches.) Spread the word that RAPISTS are responsible for RAPE…not drinking, short skirts, or makeup.

Sexual violence is NOT a WOMEN’S ISSUE. It is a HUMAN ISSUE. It affects us ALL.

Join in this cause from the month of April and wear your lips proudly red. If you don’t want to wear red lipstick, here are some ideas which will allow you to participate just as much!

— Ask a loved one to give you a red lipstick kiss and leave it on your face each day. (Ask ONE time and respect their answer. This is a great opportunity to practice consent!)
— Wear a RML temporary tattoo (if you have one)
— Paint one nail red or (better yet!) paint red lips on your nails!
— Wear clothes or accessories that have red lips or lip prints on them.
— Print a large picture of red lips and put it on the back window of your car with the words “Red My Lips” and the website.
— Wear red lipstick for a photo and set it as your profile pic, making sure to link to the cause.
— Leave a lipstick print on your dog and take them for a walk.


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