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Czech women usually evoke a va-va-voom response in Western males, who glorify their ethereal beauty and perceived submissiveness. Traditional, unspoiled by feminism, and always striving to look her best, the stereotypical view of the Czech woman is problematic — though admittedly affects how women from the West relate to their Eastern counterparts.
Not modern enough in their approach to career, motherhood, the domestic sphere? Marianne A. Many would attribute the leggy Slavic goddess to good genes, lack of processed food, and the communist preoccupation with fitness. Czech women command attention— and not just because they can be more primped, painted, and plucked than we. The of high-profile Czech women with younger partners is impressive. Quit being afraid of your body.
Easy does it on the drinks. In Britain, where binge drinking among young women has recently been called the worst in the Western world, and the States, where reckless drinking is common among women as a well, it seems like we girls are trying to keep up with the boys. But Czech women drink two times less than their male counterparts, says the World Health Organization. Forgetting for a moment the social double standard this implies e.
I find it sensible — and brave.
Play hard to get. A quick scan of this U. If the American and British men who decry Czech women as ice queens — and yet still adore and pursue them! Take fashion risks. One cannot single-handedly blame Czech women for the cast-off garments foisted upon the East by unscrupulous manufacturers, nor for the decades of political turmoil that have kept them sartorially disconnected from the rest of the world.
Jaunty, mismatched, and daring, Czech women dress like the Dancing Building looks. The next time you get dressed, ask yourself: What does this twin set need? Go that extra step. Living alongside people like this has made me rethink the shortcuts I take not just when cooking and cleaning but in all areas of life. Spending extra time making things nice, not just for the ones I love but for myself, is worth it. Eat a better lunch. Many of them concluded that European women pack most of their daily calories into large, leisurely lunches, followed later in the evening by a light dinner, and thereby avoid nighttime binges and battles with weight.
I rarely see my slender Czech officemates lunch at their desks, but when they do the ladies always seem to enjoy a fragrant hot meal one that puts my salad to shame with their backs to the computer. Stop smiling til it hurts. Czech women may be notorious for their frosty bearing, but many outsiders who come to work in the Czech Republic find them better at conflict management, not to mention less superficial, than their Western counterparts.
With their no-nonsense approach to matters both personal and business-related, Czech women may just be onto something. Pipe down.
A few months after starting a new job in Prague, one of my Slovak co-workers, who would eventually become a good friend, confessed that when we were first introduced she was a bit put off by my animated presence and booming voice. I laughed about it with her, but her revelation secretly hurt my feelings.
Women of all nations, by virtue of the fact that we are women, face adversity, however minor, on a regular basis. And yet most of the Czech women I know seem to have inherited a certain fortitude wrought of historical struggle — a National Revival, two worlds wars, 40 years of communism — that while mistaken for haughtiness, truly sets them apart.
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