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Originally posted by femmemichelle femmemichelle wrote:

Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

lemme get real. 

i have issues with dating because i tend to run into dudes who eventually make a spectacle of themselves by bringing up my skin tone; asking if i'm mixed with something or another. 

i hate that sh*t with a passion. 

makes me wonder if they are interested in who i am and all i encompass as a black woman or whether they view my slight lightness as an attribute; making me that much closer to their ideal woman--which is white. 

this is crippling my dating for real. i side eye every kneegrow who approaches me for that reason alone. 

Girl duh. Brothaz are fickle.
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Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

Other people do and I'm a little annoyed by it lol



And why do you think this is?


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Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

On the scale, 10 is light?

Interesting... 

LoL this. Shandra said something similar, that she pictured light skin higher than dark skin. I guess it's trivial but that doesn't make sense to me. I picture 1 as the lightest and 10 as the darkest or darker being higher than light. That's usually how it is with makeup and stuff anyways. Lightest to darkest left to right.
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just wanna say this. the women in my family are all beautiful brown/dark skinned goddesses. my aunt and i (on my mama's side) along with some second and third cousins are the only exceptions (please don't misconstrue this term). so all i know of beauty is black. not to say i can't see beauty in lighter skinned women, but my eyes are always drawn to darker women because my ma has always been the definition of beauty to me (crazy as she might be). 

this is my struggle, basically. it aint a matter of life or death, but it gives me a unique perspective i think. 


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dark is #1 

#1`is the best! we are the champions and sh*t like that
 

better?


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Originally posted by Lite Brite Lite Brite wrote:

Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

Other people do and I'm a little annoyed by it lol



And why do you think this is?




I don't feel comfortable calling myself light skin. It feels wrong. I wanna be team light brown lol
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Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

dark is #1 
 

better?

Y'all be getting irritated for no reason. I responded to her before I read the rest of the thread and saw a big deal was being made about it. Forget it.


Anyway, I expected to hear more light skin struggles in the form of being hated on, etc. Or are we not being that real yet?

(But all colors of women hate, let's just get that out of the way.)
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it's just funny, lies how you and alias automatically assumed the worse when i did the whole scale thing. sounds like yet another complex. 
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BB,  I want to be called light brown too, but you're not leaving the team, sorry boo. Light brown is still on the light skin scale.


  does it feel wrong because some people in the past have told you that you dont count as light skinned? Like, since you see yourself on the line it's more comfortable to not even go there? Or because you really dont think you're brite skinned?

eta: brite skinned = light skinned. Lol sounds dumb.. but thats what we call it lol. BHM got me saying light skinned




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Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

it's just funny, lies how you and alias automatically assumed the worse when i did the whole scale thing. sounds like yet another complex. 

When did either of us say it was a bad thing? She said interesting and I know for a fact I said I pictured it the opposite way and that's all I said. You're reading something that's not there for your own personal reasons. But yeah, have fun with this thread. Smile
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