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…….What? How? How does this have anything to do with gender? Last time I checked, there were black men and black women in this world. What an idiot…
I’m sorry but…
WHAT? One, there are “dark” men too. Second, what in the fuck does that have to do with feminism?
yes there are obviously black men, but who do you think skin lightening products are targeted at? she’s saying that to appeal to beauty standards in the us (which are set by white people, but also by men) that a lot of women use skin whitening cream, and are encouraged to use it. which is so, so fucked up. if you think racism and sexism aren’t closely intertwined idk what to tell you
Exactly. Women of color are told they’re undesirable, or that their only redeeming traits are their ass, thighs, curves, or breasts, because the standards for beauty have set by white misogynists who dehumanize and festishize WOC. They’ll tell you to put these harmful chemicals on your skin and take your dollar, but they won’t take your ass.
The fact that skin lightening products are sold means that there is a demand for people who want lighter skin because they have been rejected and condemned for their bodies.
DO YOU FUCKING PEOPLE ACTUALLY NOT SEE THE HARMFUL CORRELATION BETWEEN THIS SHIT.
I’m so fucking embarrassed by my fellow white feminists. You racist “feminists” are a fucking joke. If you can’t see how racist beauty standards aren’t relevant to feminism then you can gtfo.
My sister used to have a boyfriend that told her she was “pretty” because she had lighter skin and “better” features (not like those other black girls). The amount of weight, even in these modern times placed on black women adhering to a “lighter is better” is considerable and interconnected with sexism without a doubt.
“What does race have anything to do with feminism?”
Skin lightening products are a godsend so that otherwise ugly women can become slightly more beautiful.
So do skin darkening products. Its called tanning/tan spray/bronzer.
…I’m a little lost on your point here. No black person on earth is actively or passively encouraged to become darker (as its not associated with ideal”beauty” as an example). If anything, the thread has established that there are social disincentives for darker women. Thus, there’s not exactly a booming market for tanning products for black people…
I don’t even want to begin to describe how Eurocentric beauty standards affected me. Still affects me, actually, since I feel fucking nervous at just the thought of getting a tan. And I KNOW I shouldn’t be thinking this way, but I can’t stop.
And then there are the men in my family who don’t give a shit how tan they get because nobody ever told them how much better they’d look pale.
If you can’t see how this is tied into feminism, then I have no hope for you.