Here are some commonly held misconceptions about fair skinned women, especially here in Nigeria:
1. Bleaching: This tops the list because light-skinned ladies are mostly tagged with the word
”Bleaching” I know some of our ladies aren’t naturally fair, and there are ways one could identify them. The knuckles and knee are good examples. In as much as we have high rate of bleachers, there are still the ones with the natural fair complexion. Every complexion is beautiful be it light, dark or chocolate. Maintenance is all that matters.
2. Mermaid: This sounds funny, but true. Some people have the belief that light-skinned females are from the marine world. Maybe this belief is derived from our Nollywood movies, whereby a light-skinned lady is allowed to play the character of a mermaid, while the dark-skinned one is given the role of a witch. If you’re light-skinned and no one ever accused you of being a mermaid, then you’ve never been to Nigeria.
3. Flirts: A grown up lady is bound to come across admirers/suitors, but in this case, some people believe light-skinned ladies are flirts because of their flashy look and tend to have more admirers. Also, they believe these ladies would surely accept the proposal of atleast 5 out of 10% of their admires, thereby making them a flirt.
4. Materialistic Nature: Some men believe light-skinned ladies are materialistic in nature. A friend once told me he can’t date a light-skinned lady because he is not capable of taking care of her needs. Some get scared of approaching one for the fear of their pocket being drained. The fact is, any lady could be materialistic irrespective of her skin complexion.
Lastly, many people believe being light-skinned gives one an edge in a place of work or gathering. There is a little atom of truth in this, but not in all situations. What edge does a light-skinned female has when she is rude, arrogant and disrespectful? Edge has got to do with one personality, not complexion.