2. “Everyone is a hoe, except for him” - American teenagers
I can feel that in Sweden, girls get called hoes if they sleep with a guy, while the guy is a king but that kinda stops when you are around 15 years old, and then no one cares. Here in America and the gossip level here is bigger than the freaking earth. I am fine with the gossip, we are teenagers but maaaan, can we please be a little bit less sexist.
Guys are supposed to lay around, be a man whore, and live life. But the second a girl even sees a penis, she a hoe! How is the guy supposed to sleep around if a girl isn’t allowed to sleep with anyone? AND let us talk how we do not accept, gay people.
I just feel that American teenagers maybe isn’t the brightest thing that America has to offer. As a big feminist, slut shaming is one of the most disgusting things I know about, and sex is definitively nothing you should be afraid or ashamed of as a girl.
The worst part of all of this, is that girls are the one calling each other hoes, and of course the boys follow but they couldn’t care less if a girl slept with five guys or zero. I believe in GRL PWR, and America need tons of it. RN!
3. Equality in sports are amazing
As a girl, I never really understood why boy sports are so much more respected than girl sports. I realized, that, that’s only maybe in Europe. I have never seen so much equality during sports as I have seen here in America. People love women’s basketball as much as the guys, we call it basketball, or women’s basketball, or men’s basketball. While in Europe basketball indicate that it is men playing and women’s basketball, that women is playing.
I have a huge respect for American sport. I can sit here and just talk and talk and talk about how amazing you guys are. How flattered I am that the people come and watch both of the genders. But I think I will be silent and just take this moment to appreciate something that I wish Europe had.
4. You better fight for your country when you are 18, but if you drink then you are going to prison
That’s the thing, I don’t care that the country wants you to go to the military after High School, frankly I think it’s a very good option for people that needs it, the discipline, or don’t know what they want to do, wants to be in the military or don’t have the money to pay for college.
My problem is, why is it okay to go and kill, protect and defend your country as 18 years old, but it’s not okay to drink a beer to celebrate your graduation, or even get drunk, if you feel like it? The brain isn’t completely developed until you turn 25 years old, so my question still stands, why can you go off with the military when you turn 18 but you can’t take a sip of beer?
If it is because of the brain then the country better make sure that you can’t go off to the military or drink alcohol until you turn 25 years old, because your brain isn’t developed enough to understand killing, or take in alcohol so it has minor damages on your brain.
I just don’t simply understand it.
5. The fashion at school - Joggers and hoodies?
LOL. This is a thing, I don’t necessarily care about, but it is a very big difference, which is funny. After all hate, we need something to laugh at. So let’s do a storytime!
In Sweden, I go to a very good school, that is also private. So we dress very nice, I mean we don’t go in joggers and hoodies, we never wear the same outfit twice in a week and people love fashion. Now you probably think that this is just because of us being a private school, but education is completely free in Sweden, so the private part doesn’t really matter. I have friends that go to community schools and wear nicer clothes than I do.
Europe over all knows fashion, loves fashion, live fashion, breath fashion, you know it! We just are fashion.
While here in America, we simply don’t care how you dress, as long as we can’t see you thighs and shoulders, because please God forbid that we see shoulders so we don’t distract the boys.
When I first came to America I wore the clothes I would wear in Sweden, never the same outfit, always planning it before bedtime and of course matching shoes. After five month I am as depressed, non caring as the true American teenagers. I still don’t wear joggers, but hoodies is my best friend.
I mainly think that people don’t care about fashion because they are in school but also because of sports. - The practices are usually just 10 minutes after school, and it is easier to have comfy clothes that you can easily take off, and after sweating like a pig you don’t really want makeup on.
But the biggest factor: It’s school. Let’s be real!
This was the part 2 of this culture shock, you guys know I love America, and I want it to make it claire. And honestly I wish I could wear joggers to school every single day, like nothing.
Now we only have two parts left, and let me tell you, more talk about the dress code is coming up. Let us talk about the toilets in part 4, AND I WISH SWEDEN HAD DRIVE THRU FOR EVERYTHING!
XOXO Ema with one “m”