When I was in elementary school I started feeling insecure about my skin color and eventually my mother found out. So every day after school I’d come home and she would make me sit down and watch hours of America’s Next Top Model with her and just keep pointing out all the stunning dark skinned models and how Tyra Banks had dark skin and was still drop-dead gorgeous.
Looking back that was the most amazing thing she could have done, especially considering some desi girls I know got skin whitening cream as birthday presents from relatives. Basically help your kids when their self-esteem is low, don’t knock them down because of shitty old standards of beauty.
more like zankyou no give me a fucking heart attack
I still find it the funniest thing that the French nobles were scandalized when Louis XVI *didn’t* take an official mistress or sleep around, as French kings were expected to in the 17th and 18th centuries.
He’s just like “but I love my wife” meanwhile the court at Versailles is all “what the fuck is this monogamy bullshit”.