In praise of East European girlfriends

So, Italian TV show offers this list:

‘1. They are all mums, but after giving birth they regain their figure
2. They are always sexy. No tracksuits or pyjamas
3. They forgive cheating
4. They are willing to let their man rule
5. They are perfect housewives. They learn all house works at young age
6. They don’t whine or get clingy, and they never hold a grudge.’

The show was thus cancelled.

Sure, Patriarchy Rulz and all that. But might not young western European women take it to be a little bit of advice into what the blokes in their lives might actually want? Sure, they’re not going to get it (the list isn’t true, obviously) but understanding the aspirations might help, nu?

11 comments on “In praise of East European girlfriends

  1. I have seen the odd Eastern European slobbing around in track suit pants. A colleague is married to a Russian girl who does precisely that.

    Western men have been too nice. We have been told that we should be doormats and most of us are. We should stop. The Italians are at least honest:

    ‘1. They are all mums, but after giving birth they regain their figure
    2. They are always sexy. No tracksuits or pyjamas
    3. They forgive cheating
    4. They are willing to let their man rule
    5. They are perfect housewives. They learn all house works at young age
    6. They don’t whine or get clingy, and they never hold a grudge.’

    That seems a perfectly reasonable list to me. Men should not cheat but it is hardly the end of the world if they do. Men should not be married to someone who is willing to let them do anything. They should act as if their will is a law of nature and let women adapt. The purpose of women in marriage is to provide sex and children. English girls seem to resent either or both. The best predictor of erectile dysfunction is the width of the wife’s waist.

    These things should be taught in kindergarten.

  2. I’ve seen this list used to describe French girls. Especially points 1-3. Entire books have been written on the subject: French Women Don’t Get Fat.

  3. I have seen the odd Eastern European slobbing around in track suit pants. A colleague is married to a Russian girl who does precisely that.

    Indeed. They’re not usually educated middle-class, though.

    Entire books have been written on the subject: French Women Don’t Get Fat.

    Indeed they don’t. I have noticed living and working in La Defense that French women, leaving everything else aside, can very often have fantastic legs.

    An anecdote: I recently started sharing an office with a French female engineer, married with 3 kids. We were talking about another woman and she said “Oh God, she’s not a feminist is she? Ugh!” There’s hope for the French yet.

  4. Tim Newman said:
    “I recently started sharing an office…”

    Good Lord, I knew things were bad in the oil industry, but it’s clearly even tougher time than I thought.

  5. Well, that’s an audience heading for the internet, then.

    Broadcast TV, like most of the press, is utterly pussyfied and utterly beholden to the feminist/liberal/milquetoast establishment. You can have whole evenings of shows aimed at women like hospital dramas, cookery shows, but you make one blokeish thing, like a panel comedy show and people lose their shit that there’s no women on there.

    No shocker that blokes are watching Sky, porn and YouTube.

  6. Tim Newman,

    “An anecdote: I recently started sharing an office with a French female engineer, married with 3 kids. We were talking about another woman and she said “Oh God, she’s not a feminist is she? Ugh!” There’s hope for the French yet.”

    French women never quite got feminism like we did. I think it might be because they still have lots of old style industrial socialism, so socialism hasn’t gone looking for a new power base, so the feminists never got a hold of things. Or maybe just the cost of translating all the wacky ideas was too much.

    But you can be in a town in France and at lunchtime, there’s a mini-rush hour, and it’s blokes driving home for lunch.

  7. Good Lord, I knew things were bad in the oil industry, but it’s clearly even tougher time than I thought.

    I know! They’ve cut back on business class travel and coffee in the office too. Any more of this and I’m going on strike!

  8. > They’ve cut back on […] coffee in the office

    Bean-counters making a false economy. That’s always a sign that it’s time to leave.

  9. “3. They forgive cheating”

    I’ve always found it rather strange that men who think wives who forgi cheating don’t figure out that someone else is cheating with their wife. There just aren’t enough single women to service all the single men and cheating married men without a large number of men being cuckolds.

  10. Having worked for such paragons of virtue in the Oil and Gas business as the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Kazakhmys you tend to come across quite a lot of Russian expats and their ladies.

    The Russians seem to understand the concept of “treat ’em mean, keep ’em keen” and thus they were to a woman hot to look at knew their place (pretty much the kitchen, the bedroom or the gym).

    I think it is the dynamics of Russian population, with a gender ratio of 86.8 men per 100 women, whereas the UK is around 98 men per 100 women. This, along with the earlier point about industrial socialism is probably why feminism never really caught on in the former Soviet block countries.

    The downside to all of this is that while she might look great, cook great and f*ck great, she’s also massively insecurity, likely a self-medicating depressive when the guy is not around and has the hair trigger sanity of a wildcat on amphetamines (which she is probably also taking along with cocaine to keep her weight down).

    Pretty much the dictionary definition of the no-go areas of the Hot/Crazy Matrix

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