this frohawk STILL slays me.
How do you do this style? I MUST KNOW
It looks like a knot-out (destroyed quite a bit) just pinned up very securely. Very. Securely.
It also looks like the best thing ever.
From US Weekly, the dynamic and fabulous mommy and daughter duo, Jada and Willow, getting their surf on in Hawaii. I LOVE THIS.
Kohl is an Arabic word that is used in the English language as well. It is a dark cosmetic mascara type of dust formed from soot amongst other things and it is applied around the eyes. It is popular amongst Arab men and especially women and it is said that Prophet Muhammed (SAW) used to wear it too. It is thought to be beneficial to the eyes as it protects from the glare of the sun.
k yes I am white and yes this is going to offend some people but honestly its basically racist.
Asians are smart, lean, stealthy. Given the gift of spirit.
I’m Asian, 6 feet tall, maybe 225 lbs? Shape is roughly elephantoid.
If I am one thing, I am not lean or stealthy. I’ll take smart, but fuck the idea that Asians are so “smart,” so good at math, y’know? All that model minority shit.
This is some pretty offensive shit, and it’s ridiculous. It’s all wrapped up in the most stupid, outdated, racial essentialism.
And seriously though, Spirit? What the fuck could that even mean?
She’s not black but she’s a dark skin Indian woman who wants to inspire other dark skin girls/women.
Lydia Marsha is a Kuala Lumpur-based model who is of Indian ancestry. She says, “I always wanted to inspire dark-skinned women out there to show them how gorgeous they actually are. I had a passion for modeling since I was young. It has always been something I want to do. I’m hoping that meeting and working with new people in this industry will help me expand my dreams and help me extend my arms to my ladies of colour. I want to inspire and be inspired. I believe that this is what I am born to do, to model, as it completes me. I aspire to be the next best thing, to walk the runways of Paris and to be a professional Indian dark-skinned model. I don’t just want to be a model, I want to be a role model.”
Submitted by Ami
[tw: racism, classism, slurs]
Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex
Directed by: M. Hasna M.
“Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex” is a documentary about Eurocentric standards of female beauty that are held across most (post-Colonial) cultures.
Some of the topics covered: Skin color preferences in relation to class/culture, the media’s role in exacerbating internalized racism, skin bleaching products, exoticism of dark-skinned women, and the phenomenon of tanning amongst White women.
WATCH THIS NOW. WATCH IT.
Its moments like these where I love tumblr for the things that randomly show up on my Dash. I might forward this to a professor I know. Watch everybody!!
"The “inherent” non attraction to PoC is always, always, always a product of embedded racism. I’ve seen people who say, “I’m just not attracted to ___” and then when they start opening their eyes and realizing, “Holy shit, we do live in a white supremacist world that has completely corrupted by views of darker skinned human beings.” They start to see that they actually are attracted to PoC. You can hold onto being the one exception, but you’d be wrong. Educate yourself and open your fucking mind."
Another side to the false consciousness debate - a situation where people are 100% in the wrong.
One of the main things I tell people when they say “I’m not attracted to…” this specific type of person or “I’m only attracted to…” this specific type of person is to examine WHY. Sometimes, especially when it comes to something like race, there is a reason why and it’s not always a nice one.
The Shocking New Way to Use Botox
Asian-Americans are turning to Botox—but not for the reasons you might think.
Until recently, I thought of Botox as the preferred procedure of the wrinkle-averse. But I just learned about a new use for Botox that I had never thought about: some Asian-Americans are using it to narrow the appearance of their jawline—and arguably to appear more Caucasian in the process. How does it work? According to Dr. Eric Schweiger of Schweiger Dermatology, one of the dermatologists who performs the procedure, Botox “doesn’t change the shape of the bones, but relaxes the jaw muscles that can cause a widened appearance of the jaw.” With multiple treatments, Dr. Schweiger adds, “these muscles can atrophy over time and the jaw can permanently narrow.”