IAmA Icelandic woman who has lived in the US for 15 years and I think that the majority of American women need a reality check.
Since moving here I have met too many women that are under the impression that they are pretty pretty princesses and as such should not have to do anything but get everything they want. It is their way or no way. They are rude, self righteous and believe they are entitled to everything.
They treat their men badly and barely care about their children. They grew up believing that their wedding day is the most important day in their lives and that their main focus throughout their life should be to find some guy that is supposed to grovel before them to marry.
Not all women are that way but a a great majority as I have seen. Many of my girl friends have infuriated me with their behavior and attitude towards their boyfriends/husbands, treating them like they were stupid and just plain being unreasonable cause they think that is ok and that is the way they should be. Why do you raise your children like that? Why do you continue to behave like that? Some women even acknowledge that how they are behaving is childish and rude but still do it because that "is just the way it is".
Edit: wow, I did not realize that this tiny insignificant post would get such a reaction. Thank you all for the interesting and insightful comments. It seems people either give a resounding "yes" or a "up yours" :D Some people seem to have misunderstood my statement to mean that Icelandic women are perfect or European women are awesome, this is not so. We all have our faults. This post is about the attitude I continually seem to run into here in the US. I maybe wrong, perhaps my sample group is to small or not varied enough. But so far this is what I see. Thanks again for all the input.
Edit2: I just wanted to say thanks again to everyone who commented on this thread, I tried to respond to as many as I could but kind of stared in awe at my monitor when the comments hit a thousand O_O It appears that I hit a nerve here and interestingly enough we all seem to be split down the middle at this point. I really have enjoyed reading your comments (both good and bad) and it has given me lots of food for thought. Also, it seems that my comment on where I live got lost somewhere in there, so: I live in Northern California. I am 31 and yes I do have some awesome down to earth, hard working girl friends. I am married (big wooooot! to my hubby for standing up for me more then a few times. Love you baby <3) so no I can't marry you sorry. Yes I have seen a grown man naked and no Icelandic women are not perfect. Cheers and thanks for a very interesting day everyone.