Can someone please explain to me why this does not have more notes? Because if these were 3 light skin girls with “good hair” we…. know. Weeeeeee know! We know what the notes would look like. I’m so sick of this shit on tumblr yo! There is literally nothing not gorgeous about this picture. Not ONE thing!
And I’m sick of it!
1 more note added : )
DAR SKIN LOVE! <3 <3
Not feeling the comments because… This is not a competition… Also this is one pic out of thousands of pics of dark skin girls that have thousands of notes so…… But anyway stay mad about it whatever go ahead fight the good fight…
it’s not that this is a competition, (if it were, it’d be rigged) it’s that so many people literally claim that there is NOTHING attractive about dark skinned girls. Like, these are beautiful woman and they probably hear “pretty for a dark skinned girl” when they’re just beautiful in general. And most dark skinned girls don’t get notes unless they submit to dark skin positive blogs (some of them still don’t get notes). Like, I know it can be annoying, but colorism is real and threatening and light skinned girls with “good” hair DO get more notes on their pictures even if they aren’t that remarkable/trendy, but simply for their complexion
Yea I’m a dark skin girl. I’ve gotten that, I get that, I feel it. I have seen dark skin girls get notes and it’s been on more than just blogs that are dark skin positive.
But okay let’s say they do only/mainly get their shine on blogs dedicated to dark skin positivity. To me, as a dark skin girl, that comment cheapened the picture for me. For me it went from “oooh pretty girls” to “let’s prove something to the light skins and get as many notes as them cuz WE’RE PRETTY TOO”
The comments made the post into something to prove, a battle, a competition, rather than celebrating us because we’re us. It ruined it.
But this is just my personal feelings. I speak for only myself.
Yeah I get that too. It does kind of suck that any post on Tumblr is a competition and that this one had a dark skin vs. light skin tone. I hate that there are “#teamlightskin” and “#teamdarkskin” tags commonly used. It’s sad that there’s that divide in our community
Idk, I didn’t like your sarcastic tone, admittedly. Like, it made me feel like you were another person that thinks dark skin girls are bitter by nature, with “fight the good fight” but now I get your reasoning. I just don’t like how this website uses erasure and calls people out on everything, but racism and colorism, without backlash
Like it’s great to point out sexism all the time (as Tumblr tends to), but nobody points out how most blogs/pictures have black girls that are light skin/mixed/white passing without getting hate, and so I thought wrong of you because I didn’t know the tone/reason behind your words
Oh Yea, I was being sarcastic. just not for that reason.
All my life its been a matter of proving myself to be just as good or pretty as someone else *despite of* or *versus* but at some point I get aggravated and just want to be treated equally without a grand announcement that brings forth the hidden feelings