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    I do not know about media in the West, but Media here can be very anti women in their advertisements, especially the cosmetics adveritsements.

    The only thing they portray is that women can only get jobs, get into universities and have a good life, if they have fair skin. And that is just downright sick and degrading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.C.P da Devil View Post
    I do not know about media in the West, but Media here can be very anti women in their advertisements, especially the cosmetics adveritsements.

    The only thing they portray is that women can only get jobs, get into universities and have a good life, if they have fair skin. And that is just downright sick and degrading.
    Or how 'bout guys can only get chicks, be successful, etc. if they smell like Old Spice, Axe, etc. Same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    Or how 'bout guys can only get chicks, be successful, etc. if they smell like Old Spice, Axe, etc. Same thing.
    Not disagreeing with you, but the colour of your skin is much harder to change than your smell.

    A lot of girls in BD feel sidelined, due to these ads, they are borderline racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.C.P da Devil View Post
    Not disagreeing with you, but the colour of your skin is much harder to change than your smell.

    A lot of girls in BD feel sidelined, due to these ads, they are borderline racist.
    Ah. "Fair" skin as in light colored. I was thinking "fair" as in pleasant, smooth, fine, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    Or how 'bout guys can only get chicks, be successful, etc. if they smell like Old Spice, Axe, etc. Same thing.
    It is a sword that cuts in both directions. What holds women back also holds men back, though in a different way. Guys are also told to behave in a dysfunctional way too. Remember the old Rolling Stones song, Satisfaction?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a7cHPy04s8



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