Dermatology as a whole is still seen as a luxury.
April 13, 2018 9:31 AM Subscribe
"Leviticus says a lot of things, most of which we blessedly don’t have to listen to anymore, if we ever did. But it’s a reminder that attention has always been paid to skin. According to Leviticus 13:3-4, if you had a zit, you were quarantined for a week, and if it was worse, you had to burn your clothes or were kicked out of the neighborhood. If you squint, you can maybe see how fear of infection and disease led to such practices. It’s not fair, but it’s there. Zits have been a sign of not just hormones or genetics, but moral turpitude." Jaya Saxena for Racked, The Classist Implications of ‘Bad Skin’