Skip to comments.Rep. Ilhan Omar on Why She's Fighting the Multi-Billion Dollar Skin-Whitening Industry
Posted on 02/23/2021 1:36:02 AM PST by Libloather
For decades, the beauty industry has sold the narrative that lighter skin is more beautiful. Movies, television, print magazines, and nearly every other medium convey the subliminal message that your value is tied to your skin-tone. We’ve seen the media lighten and retouch images of celebrities of color, from Beyoncé and Priyanka Chopra to Kerry Washington and Lupita Nyong’o. This message sends ripple effects around the globe that lighter skin is more desirable; and this leads to real-life consequences. Many women use creams and soaps to fit into societal expectations of what they should look like. It’s important for us to not only condemn this idea that lighter skin is better, but we also need to understand that using skin-whitening products can have lasting and damaging health effects.
This isn’t just my personal opinion - similar sentiments have been echoed by countless women in my Minnesota district who have been personally impacted by this $8.3 billion industry. Many of our minority communities, especially our African and Asian communities, have suffered the repercussions of these skin-lightening products.
Skin-lightening creams often contain toxic chemicals, such as hydroquinone and mercury, that can lead to discoloration, damaged skin, kidney damage, and - if you're pregnant - birth defects, including neurological damage in early childhood. And because this industry is under-regulated, many of the women who are directly marketed to by the companies that create these products aren’t even aware of the side effects and permanent health issues that can occur. The amendment I introduced in July 2020 aims to change that: We need widespread awareness of the dangers of these creams and lotions to change the narrative surrounding them, and to protect those most vulnerable in our communities.
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Maybe this is why she married her brother.
Why don’t you go F yourself you anti-white POS.
“...Many of our minority communities, especially our African and Asian communities, have suffered the repercussions of these skin-lightening products....”
Hey, here’s an idea... DON’T USE THOSE PRODUCTS.
Tanning is OK though.
Sunbaked dog turds turn white, she should try it!
obvious in the Democratic party
Even the vaccines are being distributed based on color.
What’s next, banning sun tanning by whites who want get a little brown? Sunblock?
The end goal is our genocide.
I researched this awhile back and was stunned that Africans, Pakistani’s, Indians and other dark skinned nations all have a cast system ‘among themselves ‘that requires lighter skin for employment, marriage and a host of other positions. They actually require lighter skins apply.
Even in the USA the black community also differentiates darkness of skin from lighter.
Nobodies happy about their race nor skin.....whites bake in the sun to look darker!
Well that’s like telling white woman not to bake in tanning booths or the sun....r use tanning products.....won’t work either.
Asians are especially big on skin whitening....plastic surgery, and will even use chemical drips to get whiter.
When I went to UF, they were always using an umbrella on sunny days.
If you want a important female cause, how about the trafficking of women and girls. Or does that interfere with your Muslim faith?
The blonde, buxom and black Wendy Williams comes to mind...........she creeps me out
BS! Blacks themselves sold the beauty industry on that notion by demanding more skin-whitening products for black women, because black men want lighter women.
As usual, blaming whites for something blacks did to themselves.
For decades, the beauty industry has sold the narrative that lighter skin is more beautiful. “””
Bullshit. Every darkskinned culture on the planet thinks lighter is better.
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