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Women are wearing red lipstick to support sexual assault survivors for #RedMyLips campaign

The hashtag was started by a rape victim who wanted to fight back.


Marisa Kabas


Posted on Apr 2, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 4:14 am CDT

Most women have donned a red lip before spending a night on the town. But a movement called Red My Lips has taken the red lip and turned it into a symbol of female empowerment in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

This month, women are encouraged to rock a red lip “to stand in solidarity with survivors and refuse to be invisible.” Some are sharing encouraging messages for sexual assault survivors along with photos of their bold lips. Others are simply using the #RedMyLips hashtag to show their support.

Even men are getting involved.

This is the one month of the year when it’s okay to do duck face.

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*First Published: Apr 2, 2015, 1:34 pm CDT