In case you’re wondering where I stand on these issues I speak up to end injustices against people for having a different color of skin than I.
Yesterday I came across some interesting information on red lipstick and why women wore red lips WWII. I would have been one of these women I know it.
Here is some interesting history for you. Supposedly Hitler hated red lipstick. So much so that he decided to enforce strict rules about what the “ideal” German woman would look like.
Over in America though we women we weren’t silent. I’m starting to notice a trend here within our society and in my personal life, women are loud and noise makers and that’s offensive to some, but us loud women we get stuff done. We lead the way in changing society and drawing attention to societal flaws. At least I know I do. I lose so many relationships for this.
But anyway, American women decided that it was time to “speak out” so to speak. They refashioned the red lip and brought back red lipstick during the Great Depression which caused them to hoard their favorite red and caused a whole lipstick shortage. It’s real look it up.
They weren’t just looking for an excuse to go out and spend money in a time where money was scarce and jobs were low and such a low time in our history, economically that is. They did this to send a loud and clear message. I’m pretty certain that message was, “Eff you Hitler and you’re effing racist bs and fascist way of life! Eff you! Eff you!” They knew I’m sure that this was the best way to be seen and heard in a “mans world”.
In the 1940s women wearing red lipstick charge into factories and the battlefields wearing bright red lipstick telling Hitler and his supporters that they will not tolerate hate anymore! And thus led the lipstick war during WWII. There are so many, many, many interesting things about this movement that you should look up. When you learn women’s history you feel empowered.
Yesterday I vowed to wear red lipstick everyday to speak out against systemic racism, systemic oppression, segregation, fascism, and anyone who feels the need to marginalize or hate another human being.
I am also starting the #redlipsforBernie hashtag because I believe that Bernie Sanders is the answer to the problems we are facing today. I do not believe Joe Biden or Donald Trump are fit to hold office. They are liars and manipulators and will do and say whatever it takes for your vote.
Bernie has been fighting for equality and justice for ALL since well before I was born, so please people he is still on the ballot, you can still vote for him. Also you do realize that we don’t need him to campaign we can do that for him. He stepped back to do his job as a United States Senator, so let’s do ours and help this country change. I will not give up hope!
I wrote Bernie in 4 years ago and I am prepared to cast my vote for him this November as well. Don’t seek your morals to the devil. Either one this November.
It’s simply amazing to me what things we are “allowed” to protest in this country.
A group of heavily armed white men can storm the state house of Michigan, spit in the faces of police officers and threaten the lives of the lawmakers working there, and everyone else for that matter, in protest of a global health emergency, just because they want to not stay home. No one bats an eye though.
These heavily armed really angry white people get by with threatening and intimidating the lives of people and no one cared. Said it was their “second amendment right” to act like this. Did you see a SWAT team and riot gear? Did you see tear gas being thrown? Did you see people being pushed by law enforcers? Did you see anything you see now?
No, you didn’t.
We show up with Black Lives Matter or the last words of a man, “I can’t breathe”, and suddenly out comes the cops, dogs, police looking for a fight, riot gear, rubber bullets, tactical units, tear gas, white men toting their guns threatening to shoot people. Cops pushing old men down leaving them to bleed with a crack skull on the ground, and when protestors try to come to his aide, boom nightsticks across the chest.
If you can’t see how cops silencing you’re first amendment right to peacefully protest by showing up and shutting you up anyway possible whenever you try to exercise that right, unless you’re protesting the “right” thing you’re not allowed to.
In all the videos I’ve watched shot on cell phones live compared to mainstream media and some not mainstream media sources show you is appalling. You want the real footage go to tiktok, or reddit, or anywhere you can watch live video. You’ll see that all these protests start completely peaceful until there are snipers on the, SWAT in your face, and tear gas has been deployed.
Honestly I didn’t think at that point I could control my anger or myself either. I think I’d be like, “oh yeah! Silence me! Fuck you!” And I’d be making sure they heard me. I don’t like violence. I don’t like theft. But most of all I don’t like watching a man be murdered on live video, by an egotistical angry hate monster even more!
I didn’t know you, but I mourn for you.
I wasn’t there that day, but I watched in horror from afar.
I heard you say you couldn’t breathe, but still he persisted.
I heard you cry “momma”, my heart sank, but no one did a thing.
I didn’t know you, but I love you just the same.
I’m sorry your breath was stolen by white hands, but it won’t be in vain.
Your life had value, they didn’t see that, but we do.