on Apr 23, 2012 @ 01:57 pm|
Despite the author being a little crude in her writing style, this article is quite sad!
Like us women don't have enough to worry about already!
The article is called 'Your vagina isn't just too big, too floppy, and too hairy... it's also too brown'
|Read this one!!! on Apr 23, 2012 @ 02:00 pm|
I read this article the other day and actually really liked it! It is sooooo true and honest and you're right, it is a bit sad to think that even THAT region is not safe from scrutiny. And those bleaching creams- so weird, but I guess to each it's own right?
|re-read on Apr 23, 2012 @ 02:26 pm|
I also read this the other day! But it's worth the re-read!
I like her tongue in cheek manor of writing because it just highlights how ridiculous this is in the first place!
It sickens me that so many people still see women as objects or as something that needs to be improved.
Women are beautiful. Nobody needs to disfigure of bleach any part of their body :/
Ali de Bold
|Speechless on Apr 23, 2012 @ 02:34 pm|
I'm struggling with what to say. This is so ridiculous I don't know where to begin.
|ummm on Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:06 pm|
i dont even know what to say after reading this but it somehwhat doesnt surprise me if you look at the bollywood posters for movies or posters of indian women they always use the very light skinned women in them and they also have so many bleaching products for thier skin its really sad because it shouldnt matter how light or dark your skin is it whats in your heart and soul that counts and how you treat people while on this earth,
|what does it say about me that... on Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:15 pm|
... I laughed my @ss off reading this? Jezebel puts this product right in its place - right with all its implications to racism, body image, and self loathing. Hilarious rebuttal, frightening product (for many reasons).
|.. on Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:26 pm|
It seriously is scary to think how many woman don't embrace themselves and rather use frightening products to 'better' themselves.
|:P on Apr 24, 2012 @ 01:05 pm|
As mad as this cream makes me this article is still cracking me up.
My favorite part being "one-vagina-to-rule-them-all" :P
|really....... on Apr 24, 2012 @ 01:10 pm|
I laughed so hard i just about peed when I read this like really. women need to learn to be confident in themselfs the way they are, I dont even want to think about what kinds if chemicals go into those kinds of products let alone how dangerous they can be in that area if their actually changing your skin tone.
|true story on Apr 24, 2012 @ 02:23 pm|
One of the things I hate about indian culture is this. We're the most racist towards ourselves. If you're fair, you're pretty, but God help you if you're dark. The darker you are, the harder it is to marry you off; cuz obviously every daughter is a burden on her parents until she's married off to some unsuspecting sap. Argh..makes me mad! Ignorance at this level, you'd think by 2012 we would have conquered it by now, huh!?
I'm brown, and a good friend of mine is from the same origin as me, but she's white (looks Caucasian).
A few weeks ago we went to a store to check out some products when the store clerk; this really friendly Indian woman, came over to chat with us. She told me how she's new to the country, working as a clerk part time, where should she invest her money (looking into buying shares) etc. My friend isn't very good at talking to new people so she walked around the small store while I stood politely chitchatting with the lady. She then went into how her own daughter who just turned 19 doesn't like to wear makeup. This lady is just as brown as me, if not browner (funny and tragic too). She goes on to say how at least her daughter is "blessed with beautiful white skin like your friend over there, at least she doesn't have to worry too much about looking good."
I'm standing there blinking at her. So I'm too brown to be pretty? I have to work extra hard because I'm not a "natural beauty" like my fair friend?
The absolute worst part of all of this is; most of us are educated and working, are also fighting against stereotypes and fighting to be recognized and revered as the beautiful women we are, and then we have one of our own -a brown woman- who just sets us back. I would have gotten pissed at her, but I'm so used to it that I just brushed off her comments as ignorance.
As far as accepting women as we are goes; I don't want people to "accept" that women are beautiful no matter what colour they are. Acceptance implies that "you are faulty, but I take you as you are" type of thing. I want people to realize that every woman is beautiful! We don't need to expose ourselves to skin cancer by bleaching our skin, or by baking ourselves in tanning beds to be beautiful!! We already *are* beautiful.
|everyone before me has already said what I would've said.... on Apr 24, 2012 @ 06:12 pm|
but I mean for Pete's sake....it's a body part-and an important one that needs to function! It's not there for aesthetic purposes.....