Gender Observances From Serbia

I posted this last night on FB, but figured I’d add it here for the rest of you to see. These, of course, are just my experiences in Serbia. If any of you have similar, or different experiences in Serbia, I’d love to hear about it.

Here are last night’s ramblings:

-Maybe it’s a cultural thing or just the places I’ve been here, but I’ve seen more Serbian men openly picking their nose here than anywhere I’ve ever been in my life. This is both in Belgrade and Bor. Not sure what to make of this.  Maybe this is a European thing?

-In the mining town, Bor, the male/female ratio is incredible, what seems like maybe 3:1. Walking down the street, cafes, elsewhere. SO many men, so few women!

-Since people walk far distances every day, most are quite fit. I’m totally envious of the butts on Serbian women.

-Serbian men are not ashamed to openly stare at women, all women. I think they might be part owl, the way they are able to rotate their necks. Fascinating, really.

-I’ve been around many children, boys and girls, consistently since I’ve had my own children. I know from experience that little boys tend to be more rambunctious than little girls. My observances here lead me to believe that little Serbian boys tend to play a bit rougher than boys back in Canada. More yelling, more shoving, but they seem quite happy nonetheless.

-I see more women wearing dresses and more men wearing elasticized sweat pants than anywhere else.


Author: S.L.Luck

Writer of fiction, non-fiction, and stories in between.

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