The latest retelling of the Egyptian queenâ€™s life must reject Hollywood convention â€“ and show her in her full aquiline gloryCleopatra is having a remake. The Egyptian queen, so memorably immortalised by Liz Taylor in Joseph Mankiewiczâ€™s 1963 film…
Skin colour bias has spawned a global, multibillion-dollar industry in cosmetic creams and invasive procedures. Mary-Rose Abraham talks to consumers and campaigners in India about the dangers it poses – and how to stop it
“It starts when children are young: the moment a child is born, relatives start comparing siblings’ skin colour. It starts in your own family – but people don’t want to talk about it openly.”
Kavitha Emmanuel is the founder of Women of Worth, an Indian NGO that is standing up to bias toward lighter skin. The Dark Is Beautiful campaign, launched in 2009, is not “anti-white”, she says, but about inclusivity – beauty beyond colour. It carries celebrity endorsement, most notably from the Bollywood actor Nandita Das, and provides a forum for people to share their personal stories of skin colour bias.
This is not bias, this is racism. There is a whiteness travelling from the US to shopping malls in other countries
I was so surprised when I came to India that your chances of getting married depend on your skin colour
When the patient stops using the cream, the skin reacts and develops rashes – so they start again. It’s a vicious cycle
A quarter of those who groom their pubic hair have suffered mishaps from cuts to burns and rashes – some requiring medical help – researchers have found
Whether it’s shaving, waxing or laser hair removal, pubic grooming has become commonplace – but more than a quarter of those who remove hair have met with mishap in the process, research has revealed.
The study found that 76% of US adults quizzed said they removed some or all of their pubic hair, with almost 26% of those who groomed reporting that they had sustained at least one injury while doing so, ranging from cuts to burns and rashes.