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No, they are not bank robbers, super heroes or Mexican wrestlers. Nor are they protesters showing their support for the balaclava-wearing Pussy Riot band in Russia.
Underneath these bright-colored ski masks are middle-aged Chinese woman braving public ridicule in order to protect their pallid skin from damaging rays at the beach, NPR reported.
Originally posted by SpaceCadet69
Didn`t someone open a thread on this like two days ago ?
Look`s like Pussy Riot on tour.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
The hispanic culture along the border here in the US is similar in intent. My mother in law gets mad at my wife because my wife will go out to get a little darker. To my mother in law, keeping your skin as pale as possible is an issue of vanity.
When you are hispanic, your skin will darken in the sun quickly. If you are a hispanic that works out in the fields, you will have this dark skin. Therefore, having lighter skin is a statement of labor class, culturally. If, as a woman, you have lighter skin....it means you don't have to work in the field chopping weeds from the rows of cotton.
Of course, i tell my wife I married a Mexican for that beautiful caramel colored skin...and she keeps laying out.