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Old 08-14-2012, 04:58 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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It looks like a pin got a little too close to her breasts lol.

 
Old 08-14-2012, 06:26 AM
 
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Originally Posted by ejay1 View Post
it is both geographical and racial

pacific islanders





Asians
You generalize too much. Not all Pacific Islanders are Melanesians. That's just one group. There are Micronesians and Polynesians too.

Polynesians from Tokelau

Pasifika Foundation Hawaii: Hawaii

Polynesians from Tuvalu

http://www.bahai.org/worldwide-commu...unities/tuvalu

Micronesians from Kiribati

Glenhill Consulting Limited provides consulting services to the Asian Development Bank, AusAID, IFC/World Bank, NZODA, UNDP, USAID, individual banks and companies primarily in the South East Asia / Pacific Region

Some Southeast Asian and Micronesian/Polynesian looks overlap. You can probably find Filipinos that match every person in those pictures^. Maybe not with the same build though. Micronesian/Polynesians are generally bigger though because they have Papuan admixture (taller and bigger), whereas Southeast Asians have Negrito admixture ("pygmy" stature)

And you represent all Asians with that one picture??

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Old 08-14-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Let's not derail this thread as well with lengthy, convoluted, circular discussions on anthropology, nor with image after image, ad nauseum, of all the different 'oids' in the world. Start another thread with that specific topic.

Be careful with photos - are they copyrighted? If so, do not post them on C-D. Link to them.

The topic is: Why is tan skin not considered attractive in Asia?


Thank you!
 
Old 08-14-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Moderate conservative for Obama.
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You folks never seem to fail into turning anything and everything into some cheesey filipino soap opera.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 06:08 PM
 
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I live in the states but I am tan due to my SE Asian background. Everyone there is tan because its so damn hot and the sun is always out for the most part. Never realized that it reflected wealth.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I live in the states but I am tan due to my SE Asian background. Everyone there is tan because its so damn hot and the sun is always out for the most part. Never realized that it reflected wealth.
Have you been to SE Asia?

In Vietnam I noticed a lot of the women were noticeably paler than the men in the cities, but in the rural areas and among older working ladies you'd see a lot of dark women too. They take great pains to avoid the sun and some even use skin creams etc. It's a sign of beauty in East Asia.

It's there in Thailand but I feel natural skins are still considered quite attractive in Thailand vs Vietnam.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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Yes.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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in China, Dark skin means you are from rural area and most likely poor. That's what chinese people told me. Most of them don't tried to look westerner. Chinese girls think 120lb is fat. lol

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:09 AM
 
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Dark skins are seen as poor or blue-collar; yeah that's the general idea.
I'm a female Japanese in my late 20s and yes, I've used whitening products. It's hard to avoid not to use to, as most of the skin care products here in Japan have added whitening or lightening effects in them. Some of my girlfriends said, any clothes, hair color or make up look good with light skin. So if a girl has light skin, it's easy for her to choose a style for herself. And most of the Japanese men (or Asian men in general) dig or get attracted to light skin women than dark skin.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 05:28 PM
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Interesting article today....a bit extreme, but hey...

asiancorrespondent.com/88048/china-beachgoers-wear-ski-masks-as-sun-protection-for-a-fair-skinned-face

"In Chinese culture, fair skin is considered a sign of beauty.
Tan skin also indicates that the person is of a ‘lower class’ or a peasant who work on farms"




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