I hear you.. I'm just attached to the larger context.. and from that larger context.. it's all in the same vein. And the irony of Tyra leading the charge against them appears as a comical-sort of hypocrisy.. at least from way up here..
I understand your points, but since the video was talking about the bleaching of the skin, and their dealing with dark skin as a black person, I was speaking more to the topic of how "dark skin" is viewed upon, not how women view themselves without other cover ups.
are you sure it doesn't have more to do with being surrounded by people that are different than you? and.. also.. wel.. we are talking about people that paint their faces.. I mean.. really.. how emotionally healthy can you be if you feel you can't be seen without all of these processes and accessories? Bleaching is.. an extension of blushing.. of foundation.. of lipstick.. and all that is an extension of a prolonged subjugation of women in so-called "modern" society.. you could even call it psychological residue from a prolonged subjugation.. Hillary Clinton was one of the most powerful women in the world last term.. yet she still wore ponytails, heels and lipstick.. while giving kill orders.. the whole obsession with outward appearance is something that needs to be dismantled and set aside.. in my opinion.. but.. I've found.. in my short life that the primary proponents of the status quo are women themselves.. and it's the culture of women that passes these values between generation of women.. just as these mothers here are passing their dysfunction down to both their sons and daughters. It really goes deep.. I attempted to get into it in my "what does beauty have to do with women" thread ( http://destee.com/index.php?threads/what-does-beauty-have-to-do-with-women.69657/ ).
Society people...? Lol, I mean to say men and women push this idea that darker skin makes someone ugly; instead of actually seeing the person, they'd rather have them think the worst of themselves based on the superficial. No, the women don't have to listen, but they didn't have to push the thought either.
Going to such extremes to gain the beauty they want is showing vanity and obsession. But the fact that society pushes women to do thus, is just as sad. Having darker skin does not make anyone ugly! No more than having lighter skin makes someone pretty. Besides all that, true unfading beauty comes from deeper inside, but some can't perceive it that far.