I had many strange thoughts about Europe before I came here, and even addressed a few of them here in an early post. I remember asking whether European women shaved their pits or not, because I had heard that they did not and, as we all know, such things are considered unacceptable in the prime, proper United States.
I have learned better. I have spent time here in Europe, with the people who live here, and educated myself, in more ways than one. Which doesn’t mean that other people do the same, as could be intimated by this:
Screenshot Source: Twitter / Politico
As we battle through all the thoughts and justifications for the Presidential election results in the States, I don’t think we have quite managed to stoop this low. There has been talk of white supremacy, of those with and without college education, of immigrants and voter suppression. However, to the best of my knowledge, there has been nothing (yet) stating that either Trump or Clinton voters do not change their underwear regularly.
And I sincerely hope we do not fall that low either. Despite the fact that this is an American ‘news’ publication quoting their European offices, and I do not doubt for one second it will cross someone’s mind eventually.
- Viktoria Michaelis.