So being on the subject of men and women asked her if she felt that men and women were treated equally?
She told me that for the most part she does believe that they are, for instance she has friends that work at the Opel which is German for general motor plant and the women does not feel uncomfortable and is not discriminated against she enjoys working there even though it is mostly men.
Germany will have to accept that respecting the law is enough.
Germans will have to accept habits and thoughts that are unfamiliar or even disturbing.
I asked if couples are looked down upon if they decided to live together before marriage and she told me that they are not really looked down upon however it is not encouraged, and that could be for the simple fact that the cost of living there is very high.
She said that many people come to Germany to marry for prosperity and said that German culture was very multicultural and a far cry from WWII, but the people that do come in cannot claim citizenship unless they are of German descent.A guiding national culture that grants room for dissent and deviation within the boundaries of the law would be strong and convincing — to the newly arrived and the dog-tired.It is the German lack of liberalism, not mashed potatoes with spinach and eggs, that constitutes our Piefigkeit.I started by asking Sylvia about the country itself what was it like there.She told me that the weather is ok but that it does not get as warm there as it does here.East Germany consists of an area of 41,768 sq mi and was established officially as the German Democratic republic on October 7,1949, but was later unified with West Germany on October 3,1990(Encarta, 95).The first interview question I asked her was that of dating, how do people meet, get engaged and decided to get married.They believe they can defeat the Alternative for Germany by simply not granting the party too much television time.And they believe they can make people adopt values by making a bullet-point list of values our national mantra. All you can do is live it, promote it and hope that others will follow suit.Sylvia moved here from Germany at the young age of five and lived here until sixteen when she moved back to Germany.Both of her parents were from Germany and she had family that remained there.