Nikki Lynette (via winefinedarkchicks)
We could get all heavy and say that not only has the history of colonization and oppression around the world led to a systemic negative perception of dark skin, but the media encourages the prolongation of these groundless beliefs by repeatedly presenting and upholding one ideal standard of beauty. Yup.
OR we can cut through all that bullsh*t and get to the real reason why light skin is “better” than dark skin.
Here it comes… are you ready for it?
The reason why light skin is better than dark skin is because people are fundamentally stupid.
Uganda passes draconian anti-gay law
December 20, 2013
Ugandan politicians have passed an anti-gay law that punishes “aggravated homosexuality” with life imprisonment.
The bill drew wide condemnation when it was first introduced in 2010 and included the death penalty, but that was removed from the revised version passed by parliament.
Although a provision for the death penalty was removed from the original bill, the law passed on Friday sets life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for the new offence of “aggravated homosexuality” – repeat offending – according to the office of a spokeswoman for Uganda's parliament.
Homosexuality was already illegal in Uganda under a colonial-era law that criminalised sexual acts “against the order of nature”, but the Ugandan politician who wrote the new law argued that tough new legislation was needed because gay people from the west threatened to destroy Ugandan families and were allegedly “recruiting” Ugandan children into gay lifestyles.
The Ugandan gay community has disputed this account, saying that Ugandan political and religious leaders had come under the influence of American evangelicals who wanted to spread their anti-gay campaign inAfrica. They have singled out Scott Lively, a Massachusetts evangelical,who they sued in March 2012 under the Alien Tort Statute that allows non-citizens to file suit in the US if there is an alleged violation of international law.
Lively denied he wanted severe punishment for gay people, and has previously said he never advocated violence against gay people but advised therapy for them.
Over the years gay people in Uganda had come to believe progress was being made in defence of their rights in a country where homophobia is rampant. In 2012 they held their first gay pride parade and have sometimes joined street marches in support of all human rights.
Pepe Julian Onziema, a prominent Ugandan transgender and gay activist, declined to comment when contacted on Friday, saying he needed more time.
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|Mom:||Her boyfriend's a fictional character?|
|Mom:||Interesting. *walks away*|