A man was sentenced to two years in jail for driving his wife to suicide by calling her "black." This was in India, where, as previously reported, fair skin is highly deisired, and where being called dark is "worse than physical torture," according to the court. In the case, Syed Fathima was so distressed after two months of marriage to Farook Batcha (two months of constant fighting, and of him calling her too dark) that she put an end to the marriage — and her life — by pouring kerosene over her head and setting herself on fire. Just a note to the people who don't think it's a big deal when fashion designers refuse to use black models: It's all related, and it's global.(Jezebel) And like this one: Whose Fault Is It That The Ethnic Women In Magazines Are Whitewashed?
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Feminist Art Project
I like Nylon because I identify with the fashion. I like reading women's magazines in Spanish because the people in their magazines look more like me and my family. So I thought, why do the two have to be mutually exclusive? So I'm going through page by page and replacing the face of every white model with the face of a Hispanic model or celebrity from Spanish language fashion magazines, remaking it more in my own image I guess. This is in reponse to posts like these: