July 12, 2007

Race factors into issues of gender. In Aideenan genetics, the same chromosome configuration which determines a person’s sex, male or female, also predetermines skin color.

Females are dark in complexion. The skin colour of women varies, in poetic terms, from a deep Mediterranean olive to dark Ethiopian mahogany.

“Caucasian-type” features are universally male. The complexion of men range from a light Mediterranean olive to pale Nordic.

The lighter one’s skin generally the more masculine one is perceived. Masculinity is equated with being lower in stature and status. Prejudicial attitudes that influence social and professional advancement, worthiness, physical beauty, wealth, education, dominance and subservience, family favor, and questions of what is more properly male or female are all tied to how light or dark is one’s complexion, hair and eyes.


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