Join Red My Lips this April (2015) for the 3rd annual Red My Lips campaign!!! ♥
Wear red lipstick all throughout the month of April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) and help raise awareness about sexual violence and SPEAK OUT against victim-blaming! 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..
Red My Lips is a campaign designed to raise visibility and awareness about the realities and prevalence of sexual violence, while combatting rape myths and victim-blaming. We continue to convince ourselves that rape only happens to ‘those girls,’ who ‘weren’t careful,’ ‘gave mixed signals,’ or ‘put themselves in a bad situation.’ This tendency to deny, shame, or blame survivors who come forward only serves to convince other survivors that they are wise to keep quiet, giving those who perpetrate these crimes free reign to continue doing so without consequence.
We frequently misunderstand rape and sexual assault as something provoked by uncontrollable sexual attraction or desire…instead of what it is: an act of domination, entitlement, and violence. This mentality was echoed in the infamous statement made by a Toronto police officer in 2011, when he said, “Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized,” which triggered worldwide protests known as ‘Slutwalks.’
Red My Lips combines the message of Slutwalk with the campaign format of Movember to promote the idea that: The problem does not lie with tight or revealing clothes, makeup, or ‘letting your guard down.’ The problem lies with one person’s DECISION to overpower and violate the body and spirit of another. And until we acknowledge and address this reality, the worldwide pandemic of sexual violence will continue.
Wearing red lipstick in April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) allows supporters to speak out against these damaging myths and victim-blaming attitudes. It allows us all to stand in solidarity with survivors and refuse to be invisible…refuse to be silent.
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