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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:43 PM

Meanwhile at NPR: Is Beauty In The Eyes Of The Colonizer?

Quick — think of the most beautiful person you know. Is it your partner? Your mother? Rihanna? (Wait, you know Rihanna? That's amazing!)

There are a million different reasons we find certain people beautiful. But there's no denying that a lot of current beauty standards in the U.S. are based on a particular type of beauty — one that centers a type of white femininity that's only accessible to a select few.

So this week on Ask Code Switch, we're answering a question from Cecilia Fernandez, of Ann Arbor, Mich. She tweeted at us to ask: "Besides the natural hair movement, what other ways have women of color gone to decolonize their beauty routine?"

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2019/02/06/685506578/is-beauty-in-the-eyes-of-the-colonizer



How can they publish this garbage with a straight face?

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Grebbid Feb 6 OP
Nostrings Feb 6 #1
Grebbid Feb 6 #2
Nostrings Feb 6 #3
Charlie Mike Feb 7 #4
Lowrider1984 Feb 7 #5
Grebbid Feb 7 #6
Lowrider1984 Feb 7 #7
FreeWheelBurning Feb 8 #8

Response to Grebbid (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:54 PM

1. Keep the target audience in mind.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:56 PM

2. Looks like a young Orc

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Response to Grebbid (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:58 PM

3. If I didn't know better, I'd guess she was auditioning for the role of ripley in an alien remake.

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Response to Grebbid (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:17 AM

4. I do not understand this "colonizing" beauty bullshit.

Beauty cannot be colonized, it can only be propagated.

AND THAT IS A GOOD THING

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Response to Grebbid (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 01:18 PM

5. A "straight" face?

You homophobic, conservative hater!
You know there isn't anyone "straight" at NPR!

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Response to Lowrider1984 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 01:22 PM

6. Damnit, you got me.

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Response to Grebbid (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 01:24 PM

7. Yeah

language is really getting complicated.

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Response to Grebbid (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:10 AM

8. I think they are basically saying that the cultural majority dictates what is considered beautiful

Their SJW attitudes prevents them from seeing past colonization.

We are all influenced by the prevailing culture in which we live with regards to what is considered beautiful. Individual tastes will always vary but group consensus will always dictate what is beauty.

The only consistent quality across cultures has been symetry. In almost every culture left/right symetry is a desired trait. The same cannot be said for skin color, hair color, eye color, height, weight, nose length, lip thickness, etc.

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