No feminist BS in Sweden

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  1. Falconer

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    Swedish women expect to be judged based on their abilities and not their genders.

    Unlike American women, they do NOT want to have their cake and eat it, too. They just want to eat it (or have it? I don't understand that expression anyway).

    Source: http://lifestyle.msn.com/your-life/...article.aspx?cp-documentid=23608715&gt1=32053

    Oh wait, people here will like this too:

     
  2. Ep

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    fuck me, I wish I lived in sveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeden
     
  3. john law

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    There are different cultures in different countries. I learn something new each day.
     
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    :rofl:
     
  5. antihero

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    weird how many people have a hard time with this. I think they overthink it.

    "want to have thier cake and eat it too"

    If you have one cake, you have two desireable, but mutually exclusive, options: either you can consume said cake and enjoy eating it, or not eat the cake and have a cake which you can do as you wish later.

    wanting to have a cake later means you cannot eat it, though you may want to. Eating it means... you get it.
     
  6. Falconer

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    That's what I thought.

    I wasn't sure which of these examples was the "cake" and which one was "eating it." :rofl:
     
  7. Falconer

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    Some people are even interested in learning about the differences in cultures, hence interest in articles such as the one to which I linked.
     
  8. john law

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    Ok, come on up and claim your prize!
     
  9. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    As best I can tell, in this scenario the cake is having the man around, eating it would be having the man pay and make courteous gestures.




    Now, with that out of the way, admit it Falc, you were just researching Tiger Woods' wife, weren't you? :mamoru:
     
  10. ldaggerl

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    I have no problem holding the door open and pulling a chair out or what not, and most of the time I'll always do it unless I just can't. But if a women EXPECTS me to do it every time or even most of the time then its no longer me extending a courtesy to them thus it no longer becomes something I'll be doing.
     
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    I think politeness is becoming terribly underrated :hs:

    Holding doors for anyone, women, men, whatevs, should be part of civilized interactions.
     
  12. Falconer

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    Nah, I signed out of hotmail and that was there.

    :werd:

    :werd:
     
  13. antihero

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    don't think you quite get the expression either.

    Having the cake would be being treated like an equal
    eating the cake would be being treated differently/specially because you are a girl/weak/delicate/whatever.
     
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    ugh, i would help even if it was a guy struggling trying to carry something...
     
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    i'm going to sweden in 2 weeks :cool:
     
  16. peoplescar

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    was there in 05

    you will love it. where you going? stockholm?
     
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    That makes sense too.... I think you could interpret it either way honestly :dunno:

    Totally agree with this. I think people are just becoming too self absorbed and timid when it comes to interacting with other people. Increasingly I've noticed when I do hold the door for a random person when I'm going in and out of a store or something, fewer and fewer people will even acknowledge it or say "thanks," which is what I've always known to be proper protocol in such a situation.
     
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    agreed. here in seattle i actually get surprised when people hold the door or thank you for holding it for them

    in hawaii EVERYONE was so polite :hsd:
     
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    I want a Swedish cake now
     
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    I had a gf who was a foreign exchange student from Sweden, coolest girl Ive known so far in my life, and sexy as fuck. Was down for whatever/whenever. Need to find more girls like that.
     
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    I've seriously considered Sweden to relocate to. It's satisfying to know I can break traditional (see: American) social/cultural norms and not get condemned for it.
     
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    I'm from Sweden!
    It's a great country to live in, it's wealthy, safe and has good healthcare but it can get pretty boring, there is just not that much going on so that's why I moved. If you want to start a family or you're retiring or something along those lines, it's great because the average living standard is very high. I think along with other scandinavian countries and some other countries in europe it has one of the highest living standards.

    Ask me and I'll try to answer.
     
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  24. JohnJohnJohnson

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    Sweden is known for its progressive values.

    "Progressive," which is to say, in this case, feminist.

    Wait a second... that whole situation IS "feminism."

    Valuing people based on individual quality, instead of how well they fit some preconceived gender roles.

    What you mean by "feminism," is actually, "chauvinism."

    You keep confusing the two. Get it through your fucking head dude :rofl:

    FEMINISM = by individual rather than by gender
    SEXISM = by gender rather than by individual

    There is no feminist in the world who would look at that situation and call it LESS feminist than our culture, or look at our culture and call it MORE feminist than Sweden.

    Now don't delete this thread just because you started it off with a "typo" :mamoru: Typo's add up you know.

    Emily is both Swedish and "feminist," so her reaction to this thread was priceless :rofl: She was rather disgusted. Poor falconer :p
     
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  25. Falconer

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