I just ran across this site called Skin Colored … very interesting!
Skin Coloured is intended to be a collaborative, visual exploration of what it is to be non-white in a white culture. Make-up, plasters [band-aids for us in the US -PL] and tights – even when they’re marked “flesh-coloured” – are not the colour of skin that isn’t white. And whilst white women may have trouble matching these items to their skin, for women who don’t class themselves as white, this inconvenience is symptomatic of a wider problem. To help illustrate this problem, therefore, Skin Coloured is looking for submissions. Send us photographs that illustrate the inadequacy of provisions for non-white people, and we’ll post them on the blog, and hopefully both those submitting, and those who’re here to learn, will gain something from it.
I’d say men have just much as trouble with this … do those ‘skin tone’ band-aids, ankle wraps, etc, match a real person? Do people who don’t match those not have real skin?
I’m bookmarking this one.