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Snapshot of Miss India finalists renews debate over fair skin infatuation

It's a competition with the power to change women's lives in a nation of 1.3 billion people, but this year's Miss India finalists are drawing attention for another reason.


A photo spread of the 30 contestants published in the Times of India earlier this week is sparking backlash for the contestants' similarities — all of the women appear to share fair skin tones.


"How to choose from such a diverse bunch?" tweeted Indian-born, London-based writer Samira Sawlani, among the first to call out the lack of inclusion.



https://www.cbc.ca/news/e...-1.5158878




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Reply #1 posted 06/02/19 11:47am

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It's a competition with the power to change women's lives in a nation of 1.3 billion people, but this year's Miss India finalists are drawing attention for another reason.



A photo spread of the 30 contestants published in the Times of India earlier this week is sparking backlash for the contestants' similarities — all of the women appear to share fair skin tones.



"How to choose from such a diverse bunch?" tweeted Indian-born, London-based writer Samira Sawlani, among the first to call out the lack of inclusion.



https://www.cbc.ca/news/e...-1.5158878




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I just don't understand people. Beautiful is beautiful regardless of one's skin colour.
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Reply #2 posted 06/02/19 1:00pm

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Did they bleach their skin? Many Indian women are fairly dark skinned. Beautiful as well. India is going fascist so get used to this sht.

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Did they bleach their skin? Many Indian women are fairly dark skinned. Beautiful as well. India is going fascist so get used to this sht.


They’re diverse in skin color tones.
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Me knows.

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2freaky4church1 said:

Did they bleach their skin? Many Indian women are fairly dark skinned. Beautiful as well. India is going fascist so get used to this sht.



Yes, in some cultures they do. I have seen skin bleaching stuff in an African hair salon.



https://www.cnn.com/2018/...index.html


Search the net, I found other links on skin bleaching.

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2freaky4church1 said:


Did they bleach their skin? Many Indian women are fairly dark skinned. Beautiful as well. India is going fascist so get used to this sht.





Yes, in some cultures they do. I have seen skin bleaching stuff in an African hair salon.



https://www.cnn.com/2018/...index.html


Search the net, I found other links on skin bleaching.


Skin bleaching is a global issue, and not new in India. It’s common in America, Central and South America, India and Africa. Many Asian-owned beauty supply stores in Black communities in the U.S. have shelves full of that stuff, which is not good for the skin. There was an uproar a while back in some of those communities to have them removed from the shelves. It’s sad that some women feel the need to use it, due to society’s warped standard of beauty.
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It’s sad that some women feel the need to use it, due to society’s warped standard of beauty.

But they should be smart enough not to fall for this "light is alright" bs.

THe colonizers did a number on people of color.....brainwashing is a mfer.

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2elijah said:


It’s sad that some women feel the need to use it, due to society’s warped standard of beauty.


But they should be smart enough not to fall for this "light is alright" bs.




THe colonizers did a number on people of color.....brainwashing is a mfer.


Agree. It’s a global issue. I’ve seen articles of colorism and skin bleaching among many women and men of color in various countries.
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uPtoWnNY said:

But they should be smart enough not to fall for this "light is alright" bs.

THe colonizers did a number on people of color.....brainwashing is a mfer.

Agree.

Kodak Black gives his "insightful" thoughts on dark skinned women.... disbelief

Anyone who supports this clown is a damn fool....

https://www.bet.com/celebrities/news/2017/06/30/kodak-black.html

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uPtoWnNY said:

2elijah said:

It’s sad that some women feel the need to use it, due to society’s warped standard of beauty.

But they should be smart enough not to fall for this "light is alright" bs.

THe colonizers did a number on people of color.....brainwashing is a mfer.



I don't know that it's as much colonialism (which is still a possibility I suppose) as it is marketing. Women in these countries see western beauty magazines and ads and they want to emulate that. This same sort of thing happens even in countries like South Korea who have no history of western colonization.

That said, there is a certain type of woman who competes in beauty pageants and I think that type of woman is more likely to gravitate towards things like skin lightening. The article says that these women all have similar facial features, are relatively similar heights, etc, so why not say this image is "heightist?"


This seems like a nothingburger to me.

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2elijah said:


uPtoWnNY said:



But they should be smart enough not to fall for this "light is alright" bs.




THe colonizers did a number on people of color.....brainwashing is a mfer.



Agree.


Kodak Black gives his "insightful" thoughts on dark skinned women.... disbelief



Anyone who supports this clown is a damn fool....




https://www.bet.com/celebrities/news/2017/06/30/kodak-black.html


His ignorance speaks for himself. He also has self-hate issues to say he doesn’t like his own complexion. Idiot.
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Reply #12 posted 06/08/19 5:48pm

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uPtoWnNY said:

But they should be smart enough not to fall for this "light is alright" bs.

THe colonizers did a number on people of color.....brainwashing is a mfer.



I don't know that it's as much colonialism (which is still a possibility I suppose) as it is marketing. Women in these countries see western beauty magazines and ads and they want to emulate that. This same sort of thing happens even in countries like South Korea who have no history of western colonization.

That said, there is a certain type of woman who competes in beauty pageants and I think that type of woman is more likely to gravitate towards things like skin lightening. The article says that these women all have similar facial features, are relatively similar heights, etc, so why not say this image is "heightist?"


This seems like a nothingburger to me.

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Why emulate a standard that says dark skin is bad, and the lighter you are, the more desirable you are? That's sick, and it's a horrible message to send to women / girls of color. Unfortunately, that kind of thinking has been around for a long time. Ticks me off when I see my people buying into that colorism shit.

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uPtoWnNY said:



guitarslinger44 said:




uPtoWnNY said:




But they should be smart enough not to fall for this "light is alright" bs.




THe colonizers did a number on people of color.....brainwashing is a mfer.





I don't know that it's as much colonialism (which is still a possibility I suppose) as it is marketing. Women in these countries see western beauty magazines and ads and they want to emulate that. This same sort of thing happens even in countries like South Korea who have no history of western colonization.

That said, there is a certain type of woman who competes in beauty pageants and I think that type of woman is more likely to gravitate towards things like skin lightening. The article says that these women all have similar facial features, are relatively similar heights, etc, so why not say this image is "heightist?"




This seems like a nothingburger to me.


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Why emulate a standard that says dark skin is bad, and the lighter you are, the more desirable you are? That's sick, and it's a horrible message to send to women / girls of color. Unfortunately, that kind of thinking has been around for a long time. Ticks me off when I see my people buying into that colorism shit.




I imagine a lot of that comes from beauty industry marketing that preys on insecurities. The numbers in the article about what percentage of the beauty market is skin lightening was staggering.

Does skin bleaching happen much among black women?

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^According to an article I read, the World Health Organization stated 77% of Nigerian women, 40% of Chinese women and 61% of Indian women use skin lightening products (I couldn't find numbers for the U.S. and caribbean - maybe 2elijah would know). As you said, insecurity - I call it self-hate (look at Li'l Kim and Sammy Sosa). These fools are risking their health trying to be something they're not, whlie companies get rich off them.

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All I'm asking is where are the dark skinned sistas.

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uPtoWnNY said:

^According to an article I read, the World Health Organization stated 77% of Nigerian women, 40% of Chinese women and 61% of Indian women use skin lightening products (I couldn't find numbers for the U.S. and caribbean - maybe 2elijah would know). As you said, insecurity - I call it self-hate (look at Li'l Kim and Sammy Sosa). These fools are risking their health trying to be something they're not, whlie companies get rich off them.


I don’t know the percentages in the U.S. or Caribbean, but many women are definitely doing it in both places. It does stem from colonialism, as in the past vs the present, many societies do tend to treat lighter-skinned people better. That’s not something many people want to admit, but it’s an ugly truth. Lots of colorism going on within so many racial groups, across the globe. I read that in the Phillipines, half the people there do skin-lightening. How crazy is that? I’m glad some African, Asian and European countries are banning those products. in present times advertising/marketing
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