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Bleached girls: India and its love for light skin

“Let’s scrub out that tan” is a common refrain in beauty parlors in India, where girls grow up with constant reminders that only fair skin is beautiful. From Sunday classified ads touting the marriageability of an “MBA graduate. 5-½ ft. English medium. Fair complexion” to elderly aunties advising young women to apply saffron paste to […]

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