You really have no idea about anyone’s expectations but your own. I’m a white, western man married to an Eastern Asian woman. Do I disagree with some aspects of Asian culture? Well, yes, of course I do. As does she with some aspects of western culture. Do either of us try to force the other to change? No. Why not? First, because I respect her (that’s why I married her), and second, because what ever cultural difference there is between us is insignificant. People across cultures, sexes, races, religions, and any other category you’d like to put them in are not really that different. We are vastly more similar than we are different. I live in her country and speak her language. I am fully integrated into her family and she in mine. We are comfortable in each other’s culture. I’d say this applies for the vast majority of international/interracial couples. Please think about what you say before posting blatantly discriminatory and narrow-minded assertions.
7. Female models . Several women pointed out to me that GDR models weren’t anorexic waifs or larger-than-life sex bombs but rather average women. There was no East German Kate Moss. In fact, many weren’t professionals at all but hobby models. Leafing through a few old copies of magazines like Für Dich ( For You ) and Modische Maschen ( Fashionable Stitches ) most of the clothes look dowdy and, indeed, the models are everyday women — though, naturally, on the pretty side. They certainly wear less make up and show less skin than those in Vogue . There are no sex tips, but rather an emphasis on work, motherhood, and party politics. For all their libertine body culture, it all strikes me as awfully prude.