Discover and save creative ideas

    What Color is "Flesh"?

    In the U.S., the words "flesh," "nude," and "skin color" are often used to describe the skin color most associated with "white" people, a practice that erases or marginalizes people with medium and dark skin. This board collects examples of this phenomenon. For analysis, click through any image or visit Sociological Images at www.thesocietypages.org/socimages.


    What Color is "Flesh"?

    • 58 Pins

    Related Boards

    "flesh tone" wireless mic.

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    Hearos Ultimate Softness Ear Plugs (don't call them "flash colored," but this is the only color they come in except for blue, pink, etc)

    Pinned from
    musiciansfriend.com

    "Skin tone" loom bands (thanks for the find Jennifer Heneghan!)

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user
    • Georgia Garcia
      Georgia Garcia

      ....Wait, but...They don't look anything like anyone's skin tone they're literally pink! .... *Sigh* Whatever.

    Counter example: Adhesive bandages (appear to) come in at least three skin tones: light, medium, and dark (thanks @ queerasfoucault)

    Pinned from
    twitter.com

    Armani Privé's "Nude" Collection (thanks @ DBChen!)

    Armani's Nude, Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

    online.wsj.com

    Armani Privé's "Nude" Collection (thanks @ DBChen!)

    Armani's Nude, Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

    online.wsj.com
    • Laura Webb
      Laura Webb

      Seriously, how many white people are even this color? It's like...pink o_O

    "Nude" Top at ChicWish (thanks Renée!)

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    A Counter-Example to "Nude"=White (thx @ afuturemd and Shermel S!) us.christianloubo...

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user
    • Kristen Althoff
      Kristen Althoff

      I was just thinking about "nude" the other day. Glad to see this up here!

    • Lulee Aberra
      Lulee Aberra

      progress!

    Band-Aid Plastic Strips Commercial (1955) - "Flesh-Colored" = White

    Pinned from
    youtube.com
    • Kate McNeece
      Kate McNeece

      And if you need to boil your hand it'll still stick! Yay!

    "Nourishing lotion for normal to dark skin" [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis exploring the impact of advertising on beauty standards] Thanks so much for sharing this, Umu.

    Unmasking Photoshop

    thesociologicalcinema.com
    • Emily
      Emily

      ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WTF, DOVE???

    • apis
      apis

      NORMAL? to DARK? SERIOUSLY!

    • Kate Nadeau
      Kate Nadeau

      ah, the hypocrisy.... We might think everyone is beautiful, but not everyone is normal!

    • Ashriel D'aethe
      Ashriel D'aethe

      I actually sat there with my mouth open in amazement at this one...how on earth did the multiple people I assume saw and ok'd this packaging fail to correct that?

    • Preeti George
      Preeti George

      Maybe its someone's joke or mis-type normal to dry skin?

    Costume National So Nude Eau de Toilette (thanks @GenderPolitics!)

    Costume National So Nude Eau de Toilette ~ New Fragrances

    fragrantica.com

    Whose Skin Counts as "Ethnic"? (click thru for analysis)

    Whose Skin Counts as “Ethnic”? » Sociological Images

    thesocietypages.org

    Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” (click thru for more)

    Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” » Sociological Images

    thesocietypages.org
    • veggiesattva
      veggiesattva

      I am the person who sent in this image, taken at a Walgreens in New Haven, CT. I was so glad to see an expanded idea of skin colors in such a basic staple product! Also was tempted to buy the darkest ones and identify them as "skin color" if anyone asked :)

    Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” (click thru for more)

    Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” » Sociological Images

    thesocietypages.org

    Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” (click thru for more)

    Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” » Sociological Images

    thesocietypages.org

    Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” (click thru for more)

    Pinned from
    thesocietypages.org

    Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” (click thru for more)

    Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” » Sociological Images

    thesocietypages.org

    Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” (click thru for more)

    Pinned from
    thesocietypages.org

    "Nude," Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry (click thru for analysis)

    “Nude,” Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry » Sociological Images

    thesocietypages.org

    "Nude," Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry (click thru for analysis)

    “Nude,” Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry » Sociological Images

    thesocietypages.org

    "Nude," Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry (click thru for analysis)

    Pinned from
    thesocietypages.org

    "Nude," Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry (click thru for analysis)

    “Nude,” Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry » Sociological Images

    thesocietypages.org

    "Nude," Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry (click thru for analysis)

    Pinned from
    thesocietypages.org

    "Nude," Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry (click thru for analysis)

    Pinned from
    thesocietypages.org

    "Nude," Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry (click thru for analysis)

    Pinned from
    thesocietypages.org