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Thread #17932   Message #174920
Posted By: Frank in the swamps
08-Feb-00 - 06:10 AM
Thread Name: ??Who WAS the 'Brown Girl'
Subject: RE: ??Who WAS the 'Brown Girl'
Malcom is right, when common folk worked outdoors, pale skin was the sign of a leisured lady. With the advent of the industrial era, common folk began to work indoors, only the wealthy could afford to lay about in the sun and the skin preference changed..white=worker, tan=rich. In societies subject to famine, fat is still attractive.

Frank i.t.s.