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, who 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 moustaches.)
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.
Don’t want to wear lipstick? You can still participate!
Since our symbol is red lips, we encourage supporters to incorporate red lips is some (visible) way. Here are some of our favorite alternatives:
— 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.
To learn more about our organization and get involved, please check out our website: www.redmylips.org and follow our main page, by clicking ‘Like’ here –> Red My Lips. You can also find us on Instagram and Twitter @redmylipsorg. And don’t forget to tag us in your RML pics and use the hashtag: #redmylips!
CHECK OUT JUMIA KENYA’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE CAMPAIGN WITH A COUPLE OF KENYAN BLOGGERS BELOW:
“A man is unlikely to be brought within earshot of women as they judge men’s appearance, height, muscle tone, sexual technique, penis size, personal grooming, or taste in clothes–all of which we do. The fact is that women are able to view men just as men view women, as objects for sexual and aesthetic evaluation; we too are effortlessly able to choose the male “ideal” from a lineup and if we could have male beauty as well as everything else, most of us would not say no. But so what? Given all that, women make the choice, by and large, to take men as human beings first.”