Incidental Anthropology: Anti-Circumcision Advocates on Amazon.com, Thai Skin Bleaching Products, and Portraits of Chinese Families with Their Belongings

First, in an example of the internet’s power to concentrate amorphous outrage into a highly focused beam, the reviews for this book have become the schwerpunkt of anti-circumcision “Inactivists.” : here

Meanwhile, in Thailand, the French cosmetic company Sanofi Aventis has begun advertising a vulva-bleaching product (yes you read that correctly). You can see the television ad here

Finally, a wonderful portrait series featuring people in various provinces around China with their belongings .

One thought on “Incidental Anthropology: Anti-Circumcision Advocates on Amazon.com, Thai Skin Bleaching Products, and Portraits of Chinese Families with Their Belongings

  1. I am a nursing student and came across one of my instructors a few years back stating that MJ’s skin coloration was due to a pigmentation disorder related to his many facial surgeries… I am curious. Some people say he wanted to be white, as for myself I believe it was a pigmentation issue…

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