For dark skinned girls, the standards were impossible to meet. As a teenager, my favourite tv shows starred tall, slim, white women with perfect proportions. The magazines I saved up for were saturated with models that had slim noses and straight hair i. During this same period, I recall the cringy trend where men including men of color would make fun women with dark skin and akin them to zoo animals. In fact, several celebrity men have since been exposed for old tweets that express their disdain for darker skinned women. All in all, while taste and preference is acceptable, dehumanising a woman because of her skin tone is not!
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Efforts to empower dark skinned women
All Day Everyday. Shout of to all of the dark skin beauties who stay flexin their melanin:. Hey, Boo! I hope you stay awhile! I am a dark-skinned black woman who was always dissed because of the era and time I grew up in!!! I was discriminated against by my own people who preferred light-skinned to my darkness!!! I am so proud to see my color of blackness being celebrated!!! The fact was that I was a little jealous of the rich chocolate brown skin …so smooth and luscious looking. Maybe if more people were surrounded by people who taught self acceptance then there would be LESS little girls growing up with low self esteem. Thanks Lisa.
Dark skinned girls and media representation
My dark skinned cousin has men in her life who constantly tell her how unattractive dark skinned women are. Society portrays black women as this angry maniac driven by jealousy and hate for all other races. The worst thing is that they succeed. People never want the original source.
I am not married yet, there is some consolation in that. This is how I felt when I married my exmo husband. They believe that the body is a temple that needs to be worshiped, and that inner beauty is more important. Yet others are really great human beings. It has to do with their character.