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April 14, 2016
Red My Lips advocate the fundamental idea that sexual violence is never the victim's fault. They believe that "sexual violence" is not caused by tight or revealing clothes, makeup or 'letting your guard down.' It is caused by one other 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." To show your support, you can rock your fav red lipstick throughout the month of April.
Red My Lips advocate that sexual violence is never the victim's fault and that victim blaming adds shame and violence experienced by sexual assault victims. It also impacts how victims are treated if or when filing police reports. Importantly, victim blaming (also known as rape culture) allows the perpetrators of sexual violence to commit crimes without social or legal consequences. Victim blaming is a vicious cycle that impacts on all parties in the justice department; this decreases the number of reported rapes as victims are less likely to get justice.
Society continues the cycle of victim blaming when discussions about rape prevention are directed at how a person can avoid rape or what sexual violence victims did wrong to get assaulted or what people can do to NOT be sexually violated. This further absolves perpetrators of responsibility for their actions. Moreover, it places the responsibility not to be raped on rape victims; the approach ignores that victims and perpetrators can be any age, race or gender as well as suggesting many harmful stereotypes and myths about who/why/where rape happens.
So, here's my revised list of tips to stop rape (that i really love but did not come up with myself):
Red My Lips not only run a year-round global campaign to raise awareness about sexual violence, they are also actively involved in educating people about sexual violence; rape myths and rape culture as well as an involvement in outreach. A portion of funds raised by Red My lips will be donated towards charity.
So where do we at Glamore Cosmetics come in? Well, we're just showing our support for victims of sexual violence this April. The cause is one very close to our hearts. We think it is an extremely worthwhile movement that deserves our recognition and support.
South Africa has one of the highest rates of rape occurrence in the world. A person is raped every 4 minutes in South Africa. We think that the statistic is just far too high so we're lending our voice, and red lipstick, to the cause! We think you should too!
So, the first FIVE people to place an order with us will get a red lipstick for FREE! You can then use the Hean lipstick to support #redmylips yourself!
The first FIVE people to leave a comment will qualify for our offer!
Take care everyone. Oh and please SHARE this post!!!
April 15, 2016
The world needs to hear this loud and clear – we are all responsible for change
I cannot wait to join in on the tribe and rock red lips for the rest of april! Shared too, every woman should be a part of this!
April 14, 2016
What a brilliant message Emma. I am also passionate about this cause. Keep doing the good work.
Completely love the top 10 tips!! Sharing this now….
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