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Old 07-25-2013, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by laughandlove View Post
According to all my nigerian friends, Nigerian men like thick, dark skinned women.
Somebody gave you bad information.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Joy74 View Post
Africa is a vast continent, so to think that there is only one standard is just silly. I simply want to know the standards that African men and women hold has ideal when it comes to beauty. There have been a number of threads about bleaching, and Western influence of beauty in Africa. I would like this thread to be about the beauty of African women and men that has nothing to do with Europe, Caucasian, or Western influence. I don't want to discuss that at all. This is about African standards of beauty, pure and simple. If you cannot maintain the topic of this thread, please do not post. If you feel the need to hijack this thread, please find another one to do that in. I would like to keep this thread positive. There are enough negative forums, threads, websites about African people, on the Continent, and in the Diaspora to last us a thousand lifetimes. Please do not add this to it. Thanks.
You would have to break it down by region, then country, and within the country, regions/tribal standards of beauty. I can tell you that there is animosity between West Africans and East Africans (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia) when it comes to looks.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:38 AM
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Default Just remembered something else...

Originally Posted by Rayah(812) View Post
This sounds like the standard I heard about Mauritanian men. A few years ago I was at an international event with some friends from Rwanda; people from various countries were called out in front of everyone. Two men from Mauritania stood up and the first thing my friend said was, "ah they're from Mauritania--they like big women. Oprah is their dream woman!"
I just remembered last night that Mauritania is the country associated with the practice of "Leblouh:" Leblouh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It seems to me that other African countries/cultures have similar practices or attitudes. The subject is not really "politically correct" to bring up but it's still going on...
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