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I don't know how foreigners perceive the "typical American woman." However, three times this week, I have been called this.

Stereotypes - they are very damaging in many cases, and must be quashed. We are all influenced by stereotypes on some level, but I really try to erase them from memory when traveling, forming impressions based only on pure experience. Most recently, I can say it about Georgia - where everyone warned me about all kinds of things, when in reality I encountered almost none of the horrors mentioned. In the end, we are responsible for the company we keep. You have the choice to surround yourself with good, positive and uplifting...or, you can run wild with the animals in the zoo.

Most people using this phrase - "typical American woman" have never even met, or had any real experience with an American woman. Therein lies the problem...that is all I really want to say for today. :)
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Date: 2016-12-15 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moskitow.livejournal.com
"Most people using this phrase - "typical American woman" have never even met, or had any real experience with an American woman."
I would add that most of them won't even have a chance to have this experience :)
In 15 years living here I became "a typical American woman"(at least I hope so) but with a Russian accent.
For me the term means: self-sufficient, active woman who doesn't put up with b.s. All the rest - just deviations.

Date: 2016-12-15 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
I don't think they want the chance to meet us...:) Self-sufficient women - probably they can be found all over the world. The difference is in how society perceives them. In American culture, it is just ordinary...in others, it is viewed as strange or radical. I can't imagine any other way honestly. It's like a prison to be totally dependent on another for basic life necessities like money, food, heat. It's an open invitation for manipulative behavior in my view.

Date: 2016-12-15 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wwweekend.livejournal.com
Independent, responsible and positive... just what they do not like about women :)

Date: 2016-12-15 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
Who wants to be with a person who isn't positive? Never understood this...it's so exhausting to be around a constant pessimist, whiner, complainer. There's enough negative energy in the world already, I don't want to be surrounded by it with my boyfriend or partner. Only a weak man is threatened by an independent woman, and the reason is simple. They are much harder to control. :)
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Date: 2016-12-15 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maks j-fry (from livejournal.com)
This particular woman I always considered as typical american one: https://youtu.be/KqTXc5grgBg

Middle-aged, slightly overweight, expressive, doesn't have kids, likes talking about sex stuff. I don't know if she is really typical or not. The funny thing she is from Canada but I think there's no big difference.

Date: 2016-12-15 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
She is very expressive, with exaggerated facial movements. I would not say this is typical. :)) Tons of American women are still having kids, don't worry. Why do you think American women like to talk about sex? Many are still uptight about such issues...again, it is dependent on personality, not the country from which you originate. I'm sure there are plenty of females in Russia who openly talk about sex and/or their physical desires and needs.
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Date: 2016-12-15 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yacc11.livejournal.com
Ha-ha - I had a chance to see "typical american woman". :)))
But mosty I can only say something about the exterior and a little bit about the public behaviour.
And to be honest: there are strong differences in style for white/african-origin/hispanic-orgin women :)))
I would rather suppose that "self-sufficient / independent / responsible" are rather stereotypes based on media :)))

And by the way - you look like typical white american woman in terms of the exterior :)))

Date: 2016-12-15 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
What about public behavior is different from your view? Of course, there are some similarities in groups, dependent on country. I do not deny this, but always believe it is just better to judge each individual person based on their own actions - not to ignore, disregard or immediately be skeptical based on some stereotypes about which you've read or heard.

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Date: 2016-12-15 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bruce-drillis.livejournal.com
Don't know about stereotypes but when I see or hear "American woman" suddenly Lenny Kravitz starting to sing in my head :)

Date: 2016-12-15 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
Oh, yeah. Great song! I love Lenny! :)

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Date: 2016-12-15 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Do you love Georgia more then Russia?

Date: 2016-12-15 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
They are just completely different on many levels. But, yes, I like Georgia better than Russia from a travel/adventure perspective.

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Date: 2016-12-15 04:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] phantom-zapad.livejournal.com
A typical American woman is a woman we know nothing about though try to pretend we do (:

Date: 2016-12-15 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
Unfortunately, you're right.

Date: 2016-12-15 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2016-12-15 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seadevil001.livejournal.com
Yeah, US is so different in different parts of it. Who is the typical American, I ask? A Yappy from the Manhattan? Yankee from the New Hampshire? Iowan with roots in the Holland? Californian from the Pacific islands? It all stupid generalizations....

Date: 2016-12-15 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
Exactly! Succinctly said. :)

Date: 2016-12-15 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sasha-severny.livejournal.com
I like this kind of American women. If an American woman doesn't look like this, she's not American but a foreigner.

Date: 2016-12-15 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
They're lovely! I suppose it's an added bonus if they also feed you grapes? :)

Date: 2016-12-15 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cangoose-si.livejournal.com
Glad to hear that this Georgia trip of yours went well.

Date: 2016-12-15 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
It was a great adventure! I already wrote several reports about the expedition. More to follow...

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Date: 2016-12-15 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sasha-severny.livejournal.com
It's a lie. Being a foreigner you simply didn't get that those nice American women were self-sufficient and bitches least of all.

Date: 2016-12-15 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merinainen.livejournal.com
All American women I met were easy-going in communication and more vivid than Russians. Is it a stereotype?:))

Date: 2016-12-15 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
In America, we have this thing called "small talk", where we have simple dialogue even with strangers. So, it is just that most American women are more trained at speaking to random people. I think it's an easy way to explain why many American females have this attribute, which I think is a positive. :)

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Date: 2016-12-15 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zorra-africa.livejournal.com
I guess the word "American" doesn't matter much in that construction. People who say "All the **** are like that" never met all the people they're talking about. There is no research in the world that would be able to evaluate the behavior of the whole group (women, gay people, Americans, meat lovers, nurses) Some people understand that, but others only feel safe when they're sure about smth, and new information makes thev totally unhappy, because in this case they have to think a lot, which is very annoying=)

Date: 2016-12-15 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
That's right! Perfect observation. Some don't like to flex their brain too often, requires too much time and effort.
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Date: 2016-12-15 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irisha8787.livejournal.com
a typical American woman (from the city) for me would be like Lorelai from Gilmore Girls: loves to eat, loves to drink alcohol, opinionated, kind of broke, has sex whenever she wants to, likes to "have fun". Has a job, but not very passionate about it.

Date: 2016-12-15 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-v-volkov.livejournal.com
Как эта хуйня в русский топ ЖЖ попала?

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Date: 2016-12-15 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i22gor.livejournal.com
Запись типичной американской женщины. :)

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Date: 2016-12-15 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] popados.livejournal.com
Лично для меня ты и есть символ настоящей american woman, из клипа Ленни Кравица))

Date: 2016-12-15 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
:)) Why are you writing me in Russian? :)

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Date: 2016-12-15 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eltelfo.livejournal.com
Russian hackers and Kremlin backed trolls have come up with the stereotypes for try to divide the World of Western People !

Date: 2016-12-15 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
But I thought these hackers were only concerned with getting Trump elected? :))

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Date: 2016-12-15 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] revitara.livejournal.com
Typical American woman? What's wrong with that, lol? Was it in negative or positive context, or just neutral?

Date: 2016-12-15 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
For these situations, it was meant as an insult, said to me by Russian men - to imply that I am not sexual or romantic. :)) But, in general, some men become very confused when a woman tries to lead with her mind, and not tits. And this is not only Russian men. Many American men also, unfortunately. I am a hopeless romantic, actually...so they are wrong. :)

Date: 2016-12-16 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kremlin-curant.livejournal.com
I don't think you're typical American woman. Actually I think opposite. You're atypical American woman.

Date: 2016-12-16 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
I take this as a compliment, thanks. :)

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Date: 2016-12-17 07:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maryasha-b.livejournal.com
Oh, what happened? Why were you called "typical American women"? What kind of conversation or argument you were having?

My only stereotype about American women (or rather how they are different from Russian women) is that they are very confident whatever they do... Which is a good thing)

Date: 2016-12-17 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacetraveler22.livejournal.com
Mostly I'm called this when I reject virtual sex games from male readers - yes, they sometimes send such messages to an old lady like me. :)) On the one hand, they seem to think all American women are whores, on the other when you behave in a modest way, you're still called a "typical American woman." It is meant as an insult, at least when it is said to me in most cases.

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Date: 2016-12-19 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qi-tronic.livejournal.com
American women ... it's hard to choose the right words... but maybe they are too logical and motivated ot at least want to look so.
Feel like men in conversation.
Less women more boyscouts.

America generally gets this "boyscout" feeling and women are not the exception.

Date: 2016-12-19 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qi-tronic.livejournal.com
Russian woman.

www. youtube. com/watch?v=bP0QiLQmnZ4

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Date: 2016-12-22 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maadmike.livejournal.com
What happened to your last post I wasn't fast enough to read it? And now I am not authorised... :(

Date: 2016-12-22 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morreth.livejournal.com
What happened to your yesterday post?

Date: 2016-12-23 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naysayer15.livejournal.com
There is no such a thing as "typical American" (gender doesn`t matter). The US population became too diverse to use adjective "typical" while describing it.
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