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.
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There are now #Warriors from an incredible 99 countries! If you are interested in helping support the cause, please check out our website www.redmylips.org (the link is in our profile) and click 'Get Involved.' And don't forget to tag us @redmylipsorg in your #RedMyLips2015 pics! And make sure you take good care of you #lips in the next day or so. They're going to be busy pretty soon! ;) #redmylips #speakout #raiseyourvoice #rapemyths #victimblaming #globalmovement #culturechange #supportALLsurvivors #solidarity #sexualviolence #awareness
This is the one month of the year when it’s okay to do duck face.
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