Random article from The Age on pale Australians. I’m really not sure whether it’s for or against, but the author still seems to talk about ‘pale’ people as if they’d made an effort to be pale. It doesn’t seem to occur to people that it’s not something you really get a choice over – I can be pink or white, but I can’t be golden or brown.
Ah well. I came all the way to England, the land of the pasty, and I’m still one of the palest people I’ve ever met.