Is is right to bleach your skin to became more fair. Should people be happy with what they have. Why is ok to tan but we make a big deal out of being lighter. Does this have something to do with history????
I am not for or against skin bleaching i am tanned skin myself but many people seem to take it as a offence to their culture or some even push people to to it. I’m just gonna give in my summary about it and sum up whether its a personal choice or for society.
Ok some people do it for confidence and let face it we all had our own issue with ourselves in the past and even present. whether is it skin, nose, breast, weight loss etc. So you can argue that if they feel more confident with lighten their skin then let them be. I mean we don’t say anything to a person they they wish to become tanned so whats the difference with wanting to become lighter. In the west is it exotic to be tanned and in the east it exotic to be lighter, that’s just the way we and they see it. But unlike the west there is a history towards being light and tanned.
Back in the day all the tanned people would mean they are slaves or labors working in the rice, cotton etc fields and all the light skin people would live in a big mansion and not go out much. So already there is a thing where light people are seem are rich and well off where as the others are seem as poor.
This doesn’t mean that the reason why people want to become lighter is because of the previous history though some people still believe and even continue thinking that the paler the better in terms of what society will think of them.
Some people believe that the lighter you are the most chances you have in finding a good and well off husband, fame, jobs prospects will be a higher chance for you etc. Even parents would recommend their own children to get lighter for those reasons. Even the media in the east will always show light skin girls getting the guy they like or featured in ads and such, so of course people would want to be lighter because they feel that you have more potential in life then being tanned. So basically its more for society then personal choice it self.
NOW let’s just say what if racism and slavery on the past never happened?? would people still feel the need to change their skin or would they be more comfortable. I in my option think that if slavery never existed they rates of skin bleaching would be much lower, only those who really want to do it for themselves like when people what a nose job or a face lift and not society, because lets think about it its because of the history and even the media today makes yous feel that we are inferior to others and even though racism isn’t directly towards people its indirect in some cases.
But would that mean white people would still get a tan?? well there is not history with people getting a tan its always been about personal choice where as skin bleaching kinda is based of history, media and society. People should wear their skin color with pride and i can understand why others would take it as a offence its basically being an ass to your parents because they worked hard life and your ashamed of that despite the fact they worked hard because they had no choice. But like i said some people really actually do it for themselves and not because of society.
I to be honest i don’t find bleaching to make a person more beautiful or less. The way i see people is that we are all equal and everyone has their own unique features which makes the world an interesting place and im all about the character of the person. And let’s face it we all have our own different taste to. would be boring if everyone looked the same.
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