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Prejudices against Americans




Prejudices against Americans

There are a plenty of Myths here are four of them:

1.) All Americans are fat.Sure you see fat people if you travell to the U.S.A.Maybe even dressed in clothes

inappropriate to their body shape.There is a equal number of 'x-ray women' who believe they never can be too thin

They slicing theiur bodies up with cosmetic surgery or making themselves ill with anorexia or bulimia.

2.)All Americans are loud.Maybe Americans have such loud vioces because they live in such a huge area.In America you can drive for a thousand miles and never leave the same state.

3.)All Americans are rich.

4.)They`re all alike.

Keep in mind that the Americans also have theirb own misguided stereotypes of what Europeans are like.



American Values

The traditional value system includes hard work and worshipping the dollarit is part of the American Dream that if you only work hard enough you´ll get respect from the society.On the media,TV ore newspaper it´s coming back about people who are successes from hard work.And that´s all  they Americans treated with.Anyone could make it ,is able to make the best of life if they just try it really hard..Being a success is really important in the U.S.A.Society really frowns upon people who don´t make it.there is a system of competition.The individium is influenced by the society and society encourage success.Money rules.

If you got it you are someone,a winner,if you don´t you`re a loser.a fashionable way of life for example is the YUPPIE.A young person in a proffesional job with a high income.He enjoys spending moneyand has an extravergant way of life which includes a big house or apartment with a expensice car infront of it.Winning is an american passion and so people have got to compete.Rivalry and not cooperation are the follows.The lost war against Vietnam really ripped the society.It divided some people.It was the first war America didn´t win.that was really thougan the U.s.a.The desire to be well-liked has also often been associated with the American Dream.Being respected is a very important feature too.The big problem in America is the poverty in the lower classes.Rich people have much more oppurtunities than poor people.They can afford a privat school and so they´re better educated.Your life depends on your socail and ethinc backround.Many poor people,mainly blacks in slum areas,go to dilapidated schools they often join a gang and have to work on the side.Sometimes they were drope out of high scholl without diploma, but without this report it´s almost impossible to get a well paid job.The changing role of women America´s women changed thier life-styles.The ráte of working increases in contrast to the forties.More than a half of all American women have got a job and earn money.They also have got an higher education level more of them go to college and to uzniversity than years before.Contemporary young women prefer the single life, they marry at a later age.this fact can be a conclusion for the low birthrate.the average woman has 1-2 children.Years ago the average woman had 3 or 4 kids.The majority of todays woman don´t believe in traditional life in which the husband goes to work and the wife does the entire household by herself.They´re for equal rights and equal resonsibilities.they also got jobs which are normally deducated to men.a hundred years ago women were not allowed to vote at least.They only had to grow up the children ,do the housework and making men happy.In 1830 women´s movemen started with the right to vote.1960 many femenists got more and more popular.The NOW(national organisation for women)were founded,which demended access to all jobs,political power and the end of sexistic society.The government hadt to make osme legislation which gave a greater equality to them.In the next years women got new rights.I5t was easier for them to get loans and mortgages,it was also forbidden to descriminat pregnant women in thier jobs.So there were possiubilities to enter in male dominanted jobs.The number of women in instituable leadership positions has doubled.Women become lawyers,doctor or scientist.Women´s selfesteem has risen up rapidlyApart from rthe successes,unfortunitly sex discriminatiion still exists.Men sill earn a third more than women who do the same work.The new position of women implies disadvanteges, too.America´s woman is often the most working part in the family.The problem is that there are not that many kinder garten spaces the children get neglected.




 










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