Thursday, November 13, 2008

Overnight Sensation

I chuckled to myself as I read this NYTimes article about America becoming more enlightened than Europe on the issue of race. I still believe that Europe is a much more progressive place than America, and one election can't counteract all of Americas flaws. Neither Europe nor America is perfect, but how can the world's supposed opinion of a country change so drastically overnight? Two words: THE MEDIA!

During my extensive European travels (all during the George W. Bush Administration, except for a family trip to Italy during the Clinton Administration) it was very difficult to get laid because so many European women had a negative view of America and Americans.

I'm sure that Italian women will continue to be notoriously difficult to hook up with, but maybe the generation slightly younger than me won't have to work as hard as I did in countries like England, Ireland, Germany, and Holland. I'd be very interested to see how kids studying abroad this semester fared with the ladies pre and post election.

*And for those who think I am being sexist by not mentioning women, American females can get ANY GUY they want in Europe, because American women have a reputation (that is in many cases rightfully deserved because they are so easily wooed by accents) for being "easy!"


Tessa said...
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Tessa said...

interesting reading!!!