workin’ on somethin’ fer fun.
"Shortly thereafter, in the 1920s, fashion-designer Coco Chanel accidentally got sunburnt while visiting the French Riviera. When she arrived home, she arrived with a suntan and her fans apparently liked the look and started to adopt darker skin tones themselves. Tanned skin became a trend partly because of Coco’s status and the longing for her lifestyle by other members of society. In addition, Parisians fell in love with Josephine Baker, a “caramel-skinned” singer in Paris, and idolised her dark skin"
I wanted to look up where the origins of tanning for beauty come from
and, surprise, it’s stems from idolizing a Nazi sympathizer and fetishsizing a black woman.
So let’s be clear: Tanning is a WEALTH STATUS SYMBOL for white women.
While skin bleaching is done specifically to lighten the dark skin, which in turn is a SURE FIRE SOCIAL MOBILITY APPARATUS since LIGHT SKINNED POC GET TREATED BETTER INTERNATIONALLY.
White feminists can kiss my brown ass if they think that these two things are the same on ANY level.