Skin Bleaching and the Prestige Complexion of Sexual Attraction

@article{Charles2011SkinBA,
  title={Skin Bleaching and the Prestige Complexion of Sexual Attraction},
  author={Christopher A. D. Charles},
  journal={Sexuality \& Culture},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={375-390}
}
This article focuses on the sexual attraction motive for skin bleaching in Jamaica. Some captive Africans on plantations in Jamaica altered their complexion. These Africans modeled the British in the colony who bleached their skin to protect the “superior,” “sexy,” and ideal white skin from the “impurities” of interracial sex and the tropical climate. The beauty and sexual attraction accorded to light skin was also evident in skin bleaching newspaper ads in the 1950s. The ads told women that… 

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