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What It’s Like to Be a Woman of Color in the Lingerie Industry

Cora Harrington, proprietor of The Lingerie Addict, writes for Jezebel on the lingerie industry’s disregard for diversity of skin color:

I’ve been told that I’m “pretty for a dark skinned girl.” I’ve been told that I’m “too dark to date.” I’ve been told that I’d be prettier if only I was “less black.” And though I think we can all agree that there is something seriously wrong with those kinds of statements, that messaging is constantly being reinforced by the industry at large.

That sound you hear is my jaw hitting the floor. I can’t believe people in a civilized society think they can talk to others this way.