Melania Trump: could be the First Lady a target of anti-eastern European prejudice?

Melania Trump: could be the First Lady a target of anti-eastern European prejudice?

Attitudes towards Melania Trump have already been shaped by deep-seated social stereotypes surrounding the “eastern European woman”, argues Jelena Prtoric, and then we should keep this at heart 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 originates from a particular back ground, the one that overshadows her personality: compared to a Slavic, eastern woman that is european. Inspite of the age gap and life that is completely different, Melania and I also had been created when you look at the exact exact exact same nation — Yugoslavia. If We had been to go out of my desk in Croatia’s money Zagreb, now, after an hour’s drive I’d be inside her hometown of Sevnica in Slovenia.

A linguistic that is common geographic heritage don’t make two individuals kin, and I also is the very very first to disapprove of (a number of) Melania’s life alternatives. Nothing is inherently empowering in being somebody’s wife. Much more so whenever that somebody is Donald Trump, as soon as you protect their stance on immigration and women’s liberties.

Donald and Melania Trump during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Image: Disney / ABC tv Group under a CC licence

Donald and Melania Trump during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Image: Disney / ABC tv Group under a CC licence

Donald and Melania Trump during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Image: Disney / ABC tv Group under a CC licence

Melania Trump’s hometown of Sevnica. Image: Eleassar under a CC licence

Melania Trump’s hometown of Sevnica. Image: Marijan Latin under a CC licence

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