That is why there are so many issues with many North Americans, Plastic Surgery, Eating disorder, poor body image, bleached skin, tanning salons
People try to conform to what they see on TV.
To reinforce this, the dancers (vedettes) , They are exhuberant women who have a large folowing in Peru. You could not find women liek these in clubs in the USA.
Plastic Surgery is booming in Peru. The top clinics are working non-stop! I can't tell you the number of nose jobs, liposuction, face lifts etc. from both men and women that I have seen in just one week!
The vedettes are something that Peruvian men can obtain, so it's not some fantasy and in most cases those women really are
on sale. The majority of them work in night clubs which basically put are brothels.
The very same vedettes are dying their hair blond having their noses fixed, breasts augmented and skin lightened to look Caucasian.
Turn on the Peruvian television and you'll see Kaita promoting their weight loss and health products. The cable channels are full of exercise equipment, juicers, spanx-like pants, corsets, etc. aimed at beauty AND weight loss!
Consumerism is growing by leaps and bounds in Peru.
Peruvians are racists against anyone they can be racist against in Peru. I went into Wong near Javier Prado and Aviacion and right in the middle of the store an old Peruvian guy shouts "Cholo, C----a su -----." Sorry, but Peruvians don't hide their racism or prejudices.
I think however that Peruvians are becoming more tolerant, but only towards those that have money. Checking one's "pedigree
" is becoming a less important issue as new money flows in and old money wastes away.
Much of the prejudice and racism in Peru now-a-days is at a Socio-Economic level.
This is all sadly true, but then again it's just a mirror reflection of how it is in the US, where all the consumerism, entertainment saturation and all those stupefying behaviors, the so called "the N american way" is imported from, but here in Lima it takes a "peruvian style" form, of course.
Yes, there's a more openly racism in Peru (descarado). In the US people are more "politically correct" just because they have no choice, like the case of a caucasian guy I met awhile ago who work with some afro-N americans with no problem at all, he even calls some of them friends. I've seen him interact with them just like if he was one of them, but when he's with me or some other caucasian people, he talks despicably of them black, so what gives? There's a lot of hipocrisy. Fortunately, not everybody is like that, just like not every peruvian is like that guy in the supermarket.
I work with three peruvian guys, two of whom I oversee, and the other day one was refering to the other one, in his face, half jokingly: "oh yeah, that how those from his race behave" implying that he was half indian and he himself "whiter" than him. I seriously called him right away on it by saying "we all should be proud of our own heritage. doesn't matter how mixed we are".
Regarding some peruvian women, I'm sorry but I'm going to be brutally honest. You look utterly ridiculous and shows a lot of low-self-esteem when you dye your hair blond over you rather dark mestiza skin. It doesn't suit you, period. Some even go as far as wearing blue color contact lenses. Who are you trying to fool? Yourself, that's for sure.
Don't you realize that you just look fake, very FAKE and plastic? Learn to have a little taste with yourself too. I don't mind a girl dying her hair if so you want, be it to enhance your features or cover some gray hair, but apply a color that compliments your skin color and not far off from your original color. Dying your hair only destroys your natural hair anyway.
To me, nothing like a 'natural' girl. They don't even realize that they can be beautiful by just being natural and themselves. What's wrong with two, big, beautiful black, brown eyes anyway?
On the other hand, I just don't like unnaturally tanned caucasian women, tan salon made. Your skin looks like leather and makes you ugly. What's wrong with being white? Don't believe the bullcrap that you look "washed-out", they're just jealous. You have your own beauty by just being white. It can be very attractive too - specially for latinos.
Women, just be naturally yourselves. We, men, will thank you.