This topic is totally unrelated to weight loss and food. I just need to vent my anger out towards women who use these fairness creams thinking it'll make them fairer! So I was on the beauty thread looking for tips to clean my face at home without having to use chemicals. And I come across a whole fricking thread on Fair and Lovely. I cannot believe that women use fairness creams in this day and age? I do not understand the obsession that Indians on the whole have with fairness! I grew up in India and was constantly teased for being dark. But I love my color. Atleast I don't have to sit under the sun in a bikini and wait for hours to tan? I have people here asking me and telling me how beautiful my color is and how much they want it. But people still care about fairness? I have this friend. She's gorgeous as gorgeous can be. But, she's a little on the darker side. Her husband is "fairer" than she is. She constantly was taunted by her MIL about being "karuppu" (black) compared to her son! It's a different story that the MIL was fair but PIG ugly. Her husband didn't care who was fair. He loved her for being beautiful, outside and inside! Why are we still in the mindset that white is beautiful? Learn to love yourselves and accept who you are!! It's not what outside that matters, it's how fair and clean your heart and mind are!!