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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    Ughh

    Yeah, majorly effed up. I remember the first time I learned about skin bleach as a beauty product. I wanted to sell all of my belongings and devote myself to the cause of bringing the beauty industry down right there and then. It was their last straw as far as I was concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolita View Post
    Yeah, majorly effed up. I remember the first time I learned about skin bleach as a beauty product. I wanted to sell all of my belongings and devote myself to the cause of bringing the beauty industry down right there and then. It was their last straw as far as I was concerned.
    Yeah. I heard about it a while ago but just started browsing due to some people online wonderng if the new Miss America was too dark to be beautiful by Indian standards. Sadly this also goes beyond selling cosmetics. Apparently you have a hard time getting a job or finding a spouse if you aren't light enough. This goes for women even more so than for men. And what fascinates me is that they consider some people "dark" who are still fair skinned in my book - and I'm from Europe! The beauty ideal seems to be a rococo duchess with lead poisoning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolita View Post
    Yeah, majorly effed up. I remember the first time I learned about skin bleach as a beauty product. I wanted to sell all of my belongings and devote myself to the cause of bringing the beauty industry down right there and then. It was their last straw as far as I was concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    Yeah. I heard about it a while ago but just started browsing due to some people online wonderng if the new Miss America was too dark to be beautiful by Indian standards. Sadly this also goes beyond selling cosmetics. Apparently you have a hard time getting a job or finding a spouse if you aren't light enough. This goes for women even more so than for men. And what fascinates me is that they consider some people "dark" who are still fair skinned in my book - and I'm from Europe! The beauty ideal seems to be a rococo duchess with lead poisoning.

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    I think people who arent white looking pale is unattractive and people who're white trying to look black is equally unattractive too.

    I like the red headed scots women but I sort of like that because I think they are being true to type if you know what I mean. They cant be anything other than what they are because they freckle they dont tan.

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    And to top it off, a bunch of racist American fucks caused a stir too- http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/09/16/...-racist-slurs/




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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    Yeah. I heard about it a while ago but just started browsing due to some people online wonderng if the new Miss America was too dark to be beautiful by Indian standards. Sadly this also goes beyond selling cosmetics. Apparently you have a hard time getting a job or finding a spouse if you aren't light enough. This goes for women even more so than for men. And what fascinates me is that they consider some people "dark" who are still fair skinned in my book - and I'm from Europe! The beauty ideal seems to be a rococo duchess with lead poisoning.

    I listened to an interesting radio programme a few months ago (I may have even posted it somewhere on these forums, but I can't find it in a search of my posts) about how advertising uses shame to encourage people to buy products. In essence a 'problem' is created, and the advertisement offers a "product solution". One of the examples they gave was underarm deodorants and anti-perspirants, which didn't become popular until the 20th century after ad campaigns successfully convinced the consuming populace that underarm odour was embarrassing and a sign of poor health.

    It was the same with mouthwash. Listerine had been used as all sorts of things: floor cleaner, surgical antiseptic, even a gonorrhea treatment, but it didn't become popular until the 1920s when it was advertised as a mouthwash to 'cure' chronic halitosis. Halitosis was a very obscure medical term until then but Listerine popularized it, and through advertising made millions of dollars by promising to cure this medical condition. Before then "bad breath" was just a fact of life, it wasn't considered a 'problem' at all.

    The sad irony is that no scientific study has shown that Listerine can cure halitosis at all. It will kill germs but it doesn't actually make the underlying causes of halitosis go away. It just makes your breath smell minty for a few minutes.


    So, just as Speed Stick is your 'cure' for having embarrassing body odour whitening creams are a 'cure' for dark-skinned people who would look 'healthier' if they were paler. And tanning beds and 'bronzing' creams are a 'cure' for pale-skinned people who would look 'healthier' if they had 'beautiful' olive skin.

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    I usually drink two cups of coffee. Yesterday, I felt like I needed a third. Turns out that that was because it was decaf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    Ughh
    A-yup. In Taiwan, lots of ads had ladies with whited-out skin (bleached, photoshopped, etc.) and rounder eyes.

    Beauty fucked-upness knows no cultural bounds.

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