Argumentative Essay On Skin Whitening

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The growing trend of “skin whitening” advertisements indicate the growing needs of “skin whitening” needs by the public, and at the same time leave an impression that light skin is the mainstream of the society. Since when does white skin stand in the peak of beauty standards? The girl in the Thai commercial said that “white skin makes you win”. However, since when does the skin color draws a line between win and lose? The popularity of skin lightening cream injections among Kenya’s wealthiest people shows that the issue of “skin whitening” is not only about win or lose in the society, it is an ideology deep rooted in people’s minds that motivates them to whiten their skin. Skin whitening trend is not only limited to Chinese, Indians, Jews …show more content…
The rejection of other races not only rooted the racism problem for the later several centuries until today, but also put Roman Catholic in a doubtful position. Bonhoeffer quoted Luther’s words when he talked about The Church and the Jewish Question, those words could be used to question Roman Catholic’s attitudes towards those slavers: “If the Apostles, who also were Jews, had dealt with us Gentiles as we Gentiles deal with the Jews, there would have been no Christians among the Gentiles.” The absolute right of the Pope and the issues within the Roman hierarchy such as corruptions were the reasons for the Reformation. Even after the Enlightenment, during the 19th century, Pius IX confirmed the infallible teaching of the Roman Pontiff in Pastor Aeternus during First Vatican Council. It is not aim at criticizing Pontiff, but when we trace back current issues to the beginning of the issue, and knowing that not only rejection to outsiders but also priests’ sexual abuse to church children happened in this highly civilized society; it surely something Roman Catholic could do to face and fix these …show more content…
Women in Tanzania reported that lighter skinned peers “have higher status, income, opportunities for education and jobs, and more friends; and these elevated possibilities bring social class and status to the family.” For them, instead of the healthy but miserable life, taking risks but gaining higher social status and confidence is a better choice. “White is beauty” is not only a concept to colored people, but limited the standard of beauty to whiteness. What is worse is that men, even though they do not use as much skin whitening products as women do, they will expect their wives or girlfriends to have light skin. And it will make sense that why 52% of Korea would spend money on skin lightening because even today, the patriarchal family is dominant culture in Korea today. It will also make sense that why the beginning and continuing of Korean feminist theologies “stirred up deep

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