April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As a survivor, it is really amazing to see all the events planned throughout the month to raise awareness for an issue that not a lot of people want to discuss. The Take Back the Night walk, the #SurvivorLoveLetters, and Denim Day all help survivors heal, and removes some of the stigma that comes with being sexually assaulted. These events are usually emotionally charged, as survivors recount their assaults, and share their stories.
For the 3rd year in a row, the Red My Lips campaign has promoted the idea that the problem of sexual assault does not lie with the women who are assaulted. Instead, the crime is in the actions of the perpetrator. Red lipstick symbolizes “slutty” attire that is commonly believed to cause rapists to lash out at their victims. By encouraging women to wear red lipstick throughout the month of April, Red My Lips seeks to end the belief that the women’s choice of clothing causes rape.
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