Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gandang Filipina, kayumangging-kaligatan: Going or gone?

For Glory, by Lemuel Cantos

White has many cultural notions built into its state as a color (though white’s state as a color itself is always good for an argument between kids, scientists, and artists). One of these notions is that there a certain aesthetic, a purity that defines it as the “good color.”
Unfortunately, that reputation for being a preferred color seems to have become an issue of skin in our country as well, with lighter-skinned people being preferred in terms of beauty over brown-skinned beauties.
Are Filipina beauties, the Kayumangging-Kaligatan, becoming a “rarity” because “being white is right?”

Go to the Philippine Online Chronicles for the full article

“For Glory,” by Lemuel Cantos, c/o www.flickr.com