The Internet is Changing South Asian Beauty Standards

Growing up in Pakistan in the ’90s, I was surrounded by beautiful women

But all the girls at school looked the same. Long, straight hair. Fair skin. Petite frame. And any girl who dared to be different- to have short hair or god forbid a tan because she liked playing sports after school, was branded a ‘tomboy’ and immediately relegated from the dating pool.

I never had to feel that sort of pressure as a boy. So I think that’s pretty f*cked up.



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