Is skin bleaching a moral wrong? An African bioethical perspective

@article{Fayemi2020IsSB,
  title={Is skin bleaching a moral wrong? An African bioethical perspective},
  author={A. K. Fayemi},
  journal={Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics},
  year={2020},
  volume={41},
  pages={1-22}
}
  • A. K. Fayemi
  • Published 1 February 2020
  • Medicine
  • Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
Focusing on black communities in Africa, in this paper, I attempt an African bioethico-aesthetic deconstruction of the falsehood in colorist definitions of beauty purveyed by the migration of non-surgical cosmetics to Africa. I provide a novel ethical evaluation of the act of skin bleaching using principles of the African ethic of communion. I argue that skin bleaching is morally wrong to the extent that it promotes disharmonious relations and false identity in the beauty industry in Africa… 
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