Attitudes towards Melania Trump have now been shaped by deep-seated social stereotypes surrounding the “eastern European woman”, argues Jelena Prtoric, and we also should keep this in your mind as she starts her stint as First Lady
I have been anxiously keeping tabs on media headlines about her since Donald Trump embarked on his journey to conquer the White House though I have lived most of my life completely oblivious to Melania Trump’s existence. Melania arises from a particular history, the one that overshadows her personality: compared to a Slavic, eastern woman that is european. Regardless of the age space and very different life trajectories, Melania and I also had been created into the same nation — Yugoslavia. If We had been to go out of my desk in Croatia’s money Zagreb, at this time, after an hour’s drive I’d be inside her hometown of Sevnica in Slovenia.
A linguistic that is common geographical heritage don’t make two individuals kin, and I also will be the very very very first to disapprove of (a few of) Melania’s life alternatives. There’s nothing inherently empowering in being somebody’s spouse. Even more so whenever that somebody is Donald Trump, when you protect their stance on immigration and women’s liberties.