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Stylized illustration of red lips on a white background.

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(union bug) (union bug)

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Lipstick, or red lips, became popular in the 20th century. The American women’s suffrage movement adopted red lipstick as a sign of protest. Prior to this movement, red lips were considered sexual amoral and during medieval times, having to do with the devil. Red lipstick became a common part of the modern American woman’s makeup regime. During World War II Hitler famously hated red lipstick so for an American Woman to wear red lipstick was also a protest against fascism.

A union bug is a marking on a product that signifies that the product was made by a labor union.


Jacqui Palumbo, C. (2021). Empowering, alluring, degenerate? The evolution of red lipstick. Retrieved 6 February 2021, from

What's a Union Bug? Questions You Need To Ask Before You Print - Boston Business Printing. (2021). Retrieved 6 February 2021, from

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