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Since: Aug 07

Antelope, CA

#1 Sep 12, 2007
Do you think Hollywood the media will ever consider Bantu features attractive ie.(wide nose)(big lips)(kinky hair)(dark skin)

I am a makeup artist for Mac. We had a contest at work where we would pick a model and see who could create the best makeup job. My model had a wide set nose, Very dark skin, and big lips.....she was Gorgeous:) however I was the only one who thought so My co-workers(who are white) called her Shriek, I was mortified and was so sad not just for her, but for me....To know that My race is not considered Beautiful really hurts my feelings I have always has self esteem issues with being dark skinned ( and yes that is my picture and I am dark) but I tried to shake it but this REALLY got me down.... Do you think that the dark women with Bantu features will ever be considered a sex symbol......Will the black woman with Bantu features ever be cast along side George Clooney as the Vixen in a feature film? Comments please.....

Since: Aug 07

Pearl River, NY

#2 Sep 12, 2007
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
Do you think Hollywood the media will ever consider Bantu features attractive ie.(wide nose)(big lips)(kinky hair)(dark skin)
I am a makeup artist for Mac. We had a contest at work where we would pick a model and see who could create the best makeup job. My model had a wide set nose, Very dark skin, and big lips.....she was Gorgeous:) however I was the only one who thought so My co-workers(who are white) called her Shriek, I was mortified and was so sad not just for her, but for me....To know that My race is not considered Beautiful really hurts my feelings I have always has self esteem issues with being dark skinned ( and yes that is my picture and I am dark) but I tried to shake it but this REALLY got me down.... Do you think that the dark women with Bantu features will ever be considered a sex symbol......Will the black woman with Bantu features ever be cast along side George Clooney as the Vixen in a feature film? Comments please.....
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. They don't like our natural beauty, fuck em! In any case, those who make those types of statements are hypocrites anyway! How many people are so eager to get a "great tan"? Butt implants....Injections in their lips to make them fuller....c'mon....

Since: Aug 07

Antelope, CA

#3 Sep 12, 2007
True but will bantu features be considered sexy on black women...not white in movies?????
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#4 Sep 12, 2007
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
Do you think Hollywood the media will ever consider Bantu features attractive ie.(wide nose)(big lips)(kinky hair)(dark skin)
I am a makeup artist for Mac. We had a contest at work where we would pick a model and see who could create the best makeup job. My model had a wide set nose, Very dark skin, and big lips.....she was Gorgeous:) however I was the only one who thought so My co-workers(who are white) called her Shriek, I was mortified and was so sad not just for her, but for me....To know that My race is not considered Beautiful really hurts my feelings I have always has self esteem issues with being dark skinned ( and yes that is my picture and I am dark) but I tried to shake it but this REALLY got me down.... Do you think that the dark women with Bantu features will ever be considered a sex symbol......Will the black woman with Bantu features ever be cast along side George Clooney as the Vixen in a feature film? Comments please.....
dont know what a "bantu feature" is, but you shuold not care too much about the opinion of your co-workers. if they dont like it - ok. but that doesnt mean, that it is not attractive for other people. its just their opinion. neither your co-workers nor any other human has the copyright for attraction. dont care about them.
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#5 Sep 12, 2007
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
To know that My race is not considered Beautiful really hurts my feelings I have always has self esteem issues with being dark skinned
dont forget. you life in a world, who is dominated by white rulemodels of attraction. its not an objective "judgment of attraction". be happy with your natural given beauty and dont care if you are a black or a white lady. you dont have any reasons for a low self-esteem.

Since: Aug 07

Antelope, CA

#6 Sep 12, 2007
michi78 wrote:
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dont know what a "bantu feature" is, but you shuold not care too much about the opinion of your co-workers. if they dont like it - ok. but that doesnt mean, that it is not attractive for other people. its just their opinion. neither your co-workers nor any other human has the copyright for attraction. dont care about them.
I agree however will the media ever portray a dark black woman with kinky hair and a wide nose as a sex symbol????? Will she ever get the leading role in a feature film????

“You are by what you do!”

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Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#7 Sep 12, 2007
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
Do you think Hollywood the media will ever consider Bantu features attractive ie.(wide nose)(big lips)(kinky hair)(dark skin)
I am a makeup artist for Mac. We had a contest at work where we would pick a model and see who could create the best makeup job. My model had a wide set nose, Very dark skin, and big lips.....she was Gorgeous:) however I was the only one who thought so My co-workers(who are white) called her Shriek, I was mortified and was so sad not just for her, but for me....To know that My race is not considered Beautiful really hurts my feelings I have always has self esteem issues with being dark skinned ( and yes that is my picture and I am dark) but I tried to shake it but this REALLY got me down.... Do you think that the dark women with Bantu features will ever be considered a sex symbol......Will the black woman with Bantu features ever be cast along side George Clooney as the Vixen in a feature film? Comments please.....
Hollywood's targeted market is and will always be to those in the white community (and why should that ever change)? So until there's a change in general society, there's lil room for anyone who doesn't fit the Eureocentric mode.

“You are by what you do!”

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Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#8 Sep 12, 2007
"to" should be "towards".^^

Since: Jul 07

Dover, DE

#9 Sep 12, 2007
That's their opinion and unfortunately they are in the majority with other who think like this.

Me I know I would toss some biting remarks to WF models just to make them pissed off (not the models 'cause I'd apologize to them later and explain myself).

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Since: Apr 07

Austin

#10 Sep 12, 2007
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
Do you think Hollywood the media will ever consider Bantu features attractive ie.(wide nose)(big lips)(kinky hair)(dark skin)
I am a makeup artist for Mac. We had a contest at work where we would pick a model and see who could create the best makeup job. My model had a wide set nose, Very dark skin, and big lips.....she was Gorgeous:) however I was the only one who thought so My co-workers(who are white) called her Shriek, I was mortified and was so sad not just for her, but for me....To know that My race is not considered Beautiful really hurts my feelings I have always has self esteem issues with being dark skinned ( and yes that is my picture and I am dark) but I tried to shake it but this REALLY got me down.... Do you think that the dark women with Bantu features will ever be considered a sex symbol......Will the black woman with Bantu features ever be cast along side George Clooney as the Vixen in a feature film? Comments please.....
lol Shriek! i think if a women or man has huge lips, big flat nose, kinky, it is ugly. beautiful ppl whether black Asian or white always have symmetrical face and there features are not too big and not too small. you should have gotten a women with an Afro, smaller nose, and medium sized lips.

Since: Aug 07

Antelope, CA

#11 Sep 12, 2007
Damn that is sad.....So I guess black women will always be overlooked then uh?

Since: Aug 07

Antelope, CA

#12 Sep 12, 2007
djhixx wrote:
<quoted text>lol Shriek! i think if a women or man has huge lips, big flat nose, kinky, it is ugly. beautiful ppl whether black Asian or white always have symmetrical face and there features are not too big and not too small. you should have gotten a women with an Afro, smaller nose, and medium sized lips.
Are you black? Sister if so that is a sad thing to say about your own sisters I am dark and I am a dime piece....Where is your picture????? It is a pitty. You are such a child, I see beauty in ALL people not just light blacks with Anglo-Saxon features.....Tisk, tisk, tisk
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#13 Sep 12, 2007
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
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I agree however will the media ever portray a dark black woman with kinky hair and a wide nose as a sex symbol????? Will she ever get the leading role in a feature film????
sure, but this needs time. changes always need time. do you know, capt. kirk from "enterprise"? the actor william shatner was one of the first white us-actor, who kissed a black women (lieutenant uhura, played by nichelle nichols) in a movie. in the usa of the 1960 it was a tabu for a white man to kiss a black lady in a movie. today its no big deal. there are a lot of movies with a white male and a black (or mixed) female (james bond, white boys cant jump, 28 days later...)

or look at the model business: naomie campbell - a black topmodel. would be a tabu in the past.

there are more and more black women in the movies. in some years women with "bantu-features" are as normal as blond ladies in the movies.

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Since: Apr 07

Austin

#14 Sep 12, 2007
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
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Are you black? Sister if so that is a sad thing to say about your own sisters I am dark and I am a dime piece....Where is your picture????? It is a pitty. You are such a child, I see beauty in ALL people not just light blacks with Anglo-Saxon features.....Tisk, tisk, tisk
eww Anglo-Saxon(Brits) are ugly. they are really pale with long skinny noses. i can't believe almost all my cousins have married British men or women. italians are hot.
um, yeah i look black but i don't have enough African blood in me to be Black :-(

dark isn't pretty on all women.
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Since: Mar 07

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#15 Sep 12, 2007
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
.So I guess black women will always be overlooked then uh?
thats crap. for example i had white and black women. the black women were always very dark skinned with typical african features (flat nose, big lips). dark skinned ladies are not ugly, they are just another type of women. i like both: european features and african features.

“Technical Anomaly”

Since: Apr 07

Youngstown, OH

#16 Sep 12, 2007
Hell yeah, Bantu pride

Hell yeah, I'm a Bantu!

Seriously, why is 'Bantu' associated with so much negativity.
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
Do you think Hollywood the media will ever consider Bantu features attractive ie.(wide nose)(big lips)(kinky hair)(dark skin)
Before I answer your question, what's funny about "dark skin" being a 'bantu feature' is many Somalians consider Bantu Somalis to automatically NOT be real Somalis,

and indigenous Somalis have some of the darkest people on Earth( have you ever been to Somalia?).

Skin tone, nose width, hair form, and body type, and all physical features I know of all very the greatest in Africa, because Africans are the source population of the entire world...sure, some features are become predominant in places do to past sexual-selection or convergent evolution, but remember throught Africa these features vary.

Have you ever been to different countries in Africa? It sometimes shocks me seeing real Africans, and how their features are not always like the sterotypical African's.

Enough about Africa.

----------MY ANSWER----------

My answer is right now it seems people are against that, but who knows.

I like Bantu features. Definitely the dark skin, the nappy hair too, and the rounder nose. I actually do not understand how these things have been made to be hated on.

What's funny is how European's have sectionalized the looks of other groups to be "extreme" - the asian eyes, african nose and hair, and made their looks out to be "extreme"ly "beautiful".

Before though, the royalty fluffed out their hair. Now that they're livin large, they "let *their* hair down."

Yes, I experienced it, but now that I have released my mind from the constructs of this 'modern' world, I don't get why people can't see through all this... I think people don't know there's more to the story...

Since: Aug 07

Pearl River, NY

#17 Sep 12, 2007
djhixx wrote:
<quoted text>eww Anglo-Saxon(Brits) are ugly. they are really pale with long skinny noses. i can't believe almost all my cousins have married British men or women. italians are hot.
um, yeah i look black but i don't have enough African blood in me to be Black :-(
dark isn't pretty on all women.
I'd be more than happy to put more African in you!!!

“Technical Anomaly”

Since: Apr 07

Youngstown, OH

#18 Sep 12, 2007
Hell yeah, Bantu pride

Hell yeah, I'm a Bantu!

Seriously, why is 'Bantu' associated with so much negativity.
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
Do you think Hollywood the media will ever consider Bantu features attractive ie.(wide nose)(big lips)(kinky hair)(dark skin)
Before I answer your question, what's funny about "dark skin" being a 'bantu feature' is many Somalians consider Bantu Somalis to automatically NOT be real Somalis,

and indigenous Somalis have some of the darkest people on Earth( have you ever been to Somalia?).

Skin tone, nose width, hair form, and body type, and all physical features I know of all very the greatest in Africa, because Africans are the source population of the entire world...sure, some features are become predominant in places do to past sexual-selection or convergent evolution, but remember throught Africa these features vary.

Have you ever been to different countries in Africa? It sometimes shocks me seeing real Africans, and how their features are not always like the sterotypical African's.

Enough about Africa.

----------MY ANSWER----------

My answer is right now it seems people are against that, but who knows.

I like Bantu features. Definitely the dark skin, the nappy hair too, and the rounder nose. I actually do not understand how these things have been made to be hated on.

What's funny is how European's have sectionalized the looks of other groups to be "extreme" - the asian eyes, african nose and hair, and made their looks out to be "extreme"ly "beautiful".

Before though, the royalty fluffed out their hair. Now that they're livin large, they "let *their* hair down."

Yes, I experienced it, but now that I have released my mind from the constructs of this 'modern' world, I don't get why people can't see through all this... I think people don't know there's more to the story...

(More To The Story)

(2 things:

1 When negative things appear to happen to us, since we are taught that black is bad/ugly, we think "it must be because of that" and do not look at ourselves, or anything other than our so-called 'affliction', our alleged burden.

2 If you pay attention, there are many pretty dark skin women out there, the "100 Most beautifu women" list's should be dominated by, but average white women get on there, some of whom I don't find attractive. Black and especially darkskinned black have to take the jobs in strip clubs, or strip on videos( same thing).

And there are many poor skinny white women they could put on these videos, yet black are chosen... and they say black men will choose an ugly white woman over any black woman -> based on LOOKS?! What a complete LOAD! Obviously there's more to a story like that. I notice black male/white female couples feature good looking white chicks with black men that most black women would say were too nappy or "bebee" headed.

Obviously for some reason or other black men and white women get along better (though 90% of Black men choose to **wed** black women).

Think people

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djhixx wrote:
<quoted text>eww Anglo-Saxon(Brits) are ugly. they are really pale with long skinny noses. i can't believe almost all my cousins have married British men or women. italians are hot.
um, yeah i look black but i don't have enough African blood in me to be Black :-(
dark isn't pretty on all women.
Neither is light skin, or any other skin.

And I don't agree, for some women that deep, beautiful dark skin is all they have..
MDJ

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#19 Sep 12, 2007
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
Do you think Hollywood the media will ever consider Bantu features attractive ie.(wide nose)(big lips)(kinky hair)(dark skin)
I am a makeup artist for Mac. We had a contest at work where we would pick a model and see who could create the best makeup job. My model had a wide set nose, Very dark skin, and big lips.....she was Gorgeous:) however I was the only one who thought so My co-workers(who are white) called her Shriek, I was mortified and was so sad not just for her, but for me....To know that My race is not considered Beautiful really hurts my feelings I have always has self esteem issues with being dark skinned ( and yes that is my picture and I am dark) but I tried to shake it but this REALLY got me down.... Do you think that the dark women with Bantu features will ever be considered a sex symbol......Will the black woman with Bantu features ever be cast along side George Clooney as the Vixen in a feature film? Comments please.....
As far as attractiveness, there are good and bad apples in all races of people. I think, black is beautiful. And i defnitely, think darkskinned men and women are gorgeous. And i'm not talking about facial features. Just there complexion alone. Society, will always oppressed the image of beautiful black women. But we/i know the truth now don't we? I think any woman who has to judge another woman on her beauty. Is ugly! And some women in all races like to take the focus off of there insecurities, by building themselves up.

And this is my favorite saying. "Just because you are lightskinned, does't make you pretty" AND "Just because you are dark skinned, does'nt make you ugly".

I'm not intimidated by no race of women when many of them are so insecure, they have to pay for it...when sistas are blessed with it....Society, judgement of women is not any concern of mine and should never be a concern for black people. What's important to me that black people know they are beautiful.
MDJ

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#20 Sep 12, 2007
Cosmeticjunkiee wrote:
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Are you black? Sister if so that is a sad thing to say about your own sisters I am dark and I am a dime piece....Where is your picture????? It is a pitty. You are such a child, I see beauty in ALL people not just light blacks with Anglo-Saxon features.....Tisk, tisk, tisk
See this is the attitude i'm talking about sista! I love it!

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