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

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

Attitudes towards Melania Trump have now been shaped by deep-seated social stereotypes surrounding the «eastern European woman», argues Jelena Prtoric, and now we should bear this at heart as she starts her stint as First Lady

Though we have resided nearly all of my entire life totally oblivious to Melania Trump’s presence, i’ve been anxiously keeping track of media headlines about her since Donald Trump embarked on their journey to overcome the White home. Melania originates from a particular history, the one that overshadows her personality: compared to a Slavic, eastern European girl. Inspite of the age space and very different life trajectories, Melania and I also had been created within the exact same nation — Yugoslavia. If We had been to go out of my desk in Croatia’s capital Zagreb, now, after an hour’s drive I’d be in her own hometown of Sevnica in Slovenia.

A linguistic that is common geographic heritage don’t make two people kin, and I also will be the very first to disapprove of (a number of) Melania’s life alternatives. Nothing is inherently empowering in being somebody’s wife. All the more so whenever that somebody is Donald Trump, when 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

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