What makes the lighter skinned woman a status symbol, the ultimate symbol of socioeconomic
success, and the prototype of beauty to darker skinned men?
I don't know..my darker skinned husband married pretty poorly. Maybe it was the dainty way I hold my pinkie out when holding a tea cup?
There are a variety of reasons or excuses. Colorism is one and this occurs within many races around the globe. Other reasons include a perceived higher level of education, intelligence or wealth in lighter skinned people. Perhaps some people acclimate to a European standard of beauty while excluding their own? If so, they are likely turning away some great mates just because of color of their skin. Oh the horrific irony!
Also, some dark skinned people say they only want to be with those who are lighter skinned than themselves because they have experienced racism and do not want their children to endure as much racism as they did. I guess the intent is admirable but this plan of action is racist as well. Why limit yourself to certain colors of skin? Is your mate not MUCH MORE than this?
I think everyone should date who they are attracted to no matter what the color of that person's skin is. If anyone is saying they stay away from a certain skin color or skin colors, that's damn surely their right but it's also a great limitation in finding true love. But, if they are seeking a status symbol, I guess they know nothing of true love?
This is a concept rooted in mans psyche right from childhood with tales of Snow White. So its a concept that is accepted and will never go away.
by ngureco 12 months ago
I think everyone has there own preferences, You would think people prefer dark skin that's why they are out in the sun and at the tanning beds Always striving to look better, but not striving to be better people.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
Why are lighter skinned women seen as more beautiful & feminine than dark skinned women?
by zippot 4 years ago
The UK royal family are they a status symbol that the world envys or are they a bunch of free-loaderThe UK royal family are they a Status symbol the world envy's or are they a bunch of free-loaders ?
by LarasMama 8 years ago
Correct me if I'm wrong, but SEO and Moneymaking wise, hubpages views and followers don't seem to have any (or minimal) influence. Is this correct? It's more of a status symbol?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
Please, THIS Is Totally Getting- T-I-R-E-D!We Black women, especially those of us on the darker side of the color spectrum, have heard this inane remark repeatedly. In the documentary DARK GIRLS, women discuss how their darker complexions negatively impacted on them. One of...
by Bellz23 14 months ago
Why do some dark skinned men only date light skin women?I'm a young lady and I consider my self brown skinned, but in the winters I get very light. I always find it intriguing when I'm approached by a dark skinned male who only dates lighter skin women, not only does he exclusively date the lighter...
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