Do me a favor…

If you happen to be in Senegal and you happen to catch a young lady with a “beauty” product known as lightening or whitening cream please confiscate it, snatch it out of her hand if you have to, empty out the contents, rub it into the dirt rendering it unusable and toss out the empty container. This is a terrible product, for one because it does not work like intended but rather causes nasty patches of blemished skin on the face and body. I have seen women so addicted to this wicked product that even though their face has turned into a bright purple mess they continue to use it. These women need to realize that their darkness is not repulsive and that black is beautiful, even the darkest of chocolate midnight black.

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8 responses to “Do me a favor…

  1. Waaw, sister. Much as white women trying to look more tan, though black women wanting to be white is far sadder and relating to a whole legacy of being disempowered by white people. I have faith that black women will rise up and find their beauty and power once more.

  2. I agree of course, I think everybody should accept their own beauty, be it black or white. BUT what Kathy says is rubbish. Black women back in egypt 5000 years ago tried to get a lighter skin, and women where always depicted as being lighter skinned than the men. In all cultures, disempowered or not, women have always needed to be lighter than the men in order to be considered beautiful. Maybe Kathy should consider the option that it’s men that disempower women?

  3. “These women need to realize that their darkness is not repulsive and that black is beautiful, even the darkest of chocolate midnight black.”

    reading this has almost made me cry at work. i wish everyone in the world had views like this.

  4. Kathy – I agree, although I am a brother not a sister 🙂

    Coolgirl – I have to disagree about all cultures but yes many cultures have held that view. In ancient Egypt it wasn’t just the women depicted as lighter than the men but men of importance were depicted as lighter then common men. Most scholars believe this was due to the fact that the more important you were the less manual labor you had to do and the less chance you had to get tanned by the sun.

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