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Hollywood wife lays in to Swedish men

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 17 Sep 2009, 09:41

Published: 17 Sep 2009 09:41 GMT+02:00

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"In Sweden it is acceptable to let yourself go, as long as you get your man. I feel sorry for Swedish men who marry beautiful women who then quickly become unattractive, dress sloppily and neglect their husband's needs," Anna Anka writes on opinion website Newsmill.

Anna Anka, the 38-year-old wife of 68-year-old former 60s teen idol Paul Anka, is one of the participants of TV3's new reality TV show "Swedish Hollywood wives" (Svenska Hollywoodfruar) which premiered on Monday.

Aside from claiming a "large fee" for taking part in the programme, Anka claims to have generated "a great deal of attention" in Sweden since the show was broadcast.

"It pleases me. Maybe I can be a role model for other Swedish women to follow," she writes.

She continues to direct criticism at Sweden in general, and Swedish men in particular, hailing her adopted home of the USA as a place were "men are men, and women are women".

"Swedish dads are tragic with all their nappy-changing and equality. A real American man panics if he is alone with a child for more than 20 minutes. American dads do not prepare dinner and do not iron, they work and provide for their families."

In return for economic security provided by their husbands, wives in the US always act with consummate style, Anka claims.

"As a housewife you should support in every way, you should always be attractive and well-dressed."

Anka has courted some attention for comments in the programme in which she confirms that she dutifully performs oral sex for her husband when he wakes in the morning.

"Sexually it is the woman's responsibility to ensure that the man is satisfied, if she does not then she only has herself to blame if he is unfaithful," Anna Anka explains.

The Skåne-born former beauty pageant queen then goes on to defend her treatment of "the long list" of those on her payroll and praises the US service-minded society.

"If you employ someone in Sweden they would have training and qualifications. Here it is illegal Mexicans that do the work...They can't speak English. It is like talking to a wall. It can get frustrating at times."

Anka claims that if Swedes would follow after the US and employ help then families would be under less pressure.

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"What I am getting at is that in the USA it is all about service. If the Swedish people had learned from the USA then Swedes would have more time for each other. There is no quality time. Now they come home and sulk and have to clean and iron."

The final salvo in Anna Anka's Newsmill diatribe is reserved for what she dubs "the internet generation."

"They are uneducated and envious, and their lives spent on blogs and Twitter are meaningless."

Anka concludes by reiterating her hope that she can be a role model for Swedish women and encourages them to break away from "Jante land" (referring to the unwritten Jante Law which discourages delusions of grandeur).

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:14 September 17, 2009 by Leprehcaun
This is soooo fun to read.. I started laughing half way through.
11:19 September 17, 2009 by Bra_billie_boy
Wow! I am a fan of this lady. Finally a sensible Swedish woman. Bravo!
11:26 September 17, 2009 by peropaco
Spot on Anna. 100% agree with you
11:34 September 17, 2009 by "green Swede"
PLEASE! whoever dug up this fossil,kindly replace her from where she came,and I say this as a rather old fashioned,almost conservative 40 yr old! as regards american dads getting real nervous if in the company of their kids for 20min,I doubt very much it's true ,but if so,one word ISSUES.Seems like an attention grabbing publicity stunt to me.One is true,no way she's 38,if I'm wrong "lady" needs to stay out of the Californian sun.
11:40 September 17, 2009 by LundenLad
a new Marie Antoinette, how many women have nothing to do except boss the servants around and keep their husbands happy?
11:41 September 17, 2009 by Dr. Dillner
All that she (an he) says is true, I have found (being a US guy). Most are really like this and want this but being politically correct is the outward driver and quite a stressor for some.

There would be greater mental health if men and women were more sexually fundamental and lived comfortably with their strengths and weaknesses.
11:57 September 17, 2009 by Kaethar
Clearly this woman is better off in the US. And good riddance, I say. You should always live in a country whose norms you agree with or else you'll never be happy. She's happier in the US whilst we're happier without her. It's a win-win. However, it's also quite apparent that she's playing a role. And if she wants publicity she sure is getting it now.
12:12 September 17, 2009 by RoyceD
I'm sorry but comparing men from the US to men from SWE is like arguing who is poorer, dirt or scum. Swedish men need to spend a little less time in front of the mirror and a bit more time playing some sports or getting together for more than Fika, and US men need to realise that this aint the 1950's and paying for your wifes every whim is what is wrong with society.

In our society we agree that if you contribute to society then you should be afforded the spoils, food, entertainment, shelter etc. But if in this equation of society a large portion of the population take more than they put in it creates an inbalance. So if your wife sits around home all day concentrating on looking "good" or as best she can with 10,000 kr eye cream then she is becoming a black hole of resources for the entire society.

I like the Swedish womens point of view here, and I hardly think that some woman who sold out and moved to the US to marry someone who is so many he sung songs for a living can comment on the real issues that people face today. Who the hell does she think she is.
12:14 September 17, 2009 by jack sprat
Anna sums them up very well with one word.

"Tragic" is a fairly accurate description.

Mostly a mixture of jesses,nancies and gays,

Not be long before they are all wearing skirts and high heels.

The Vikings must be turning over in their graves!
12:15 September 17, 2009 by flintis
´The TV companies are really scraping the barrel in the name of "entertainment", suprised journalist haven't anything better to report!!

Do normal, educated people really watch this rubbish?
12:23 September 17, 2009 by Mzungu

....or bother reading such a load of unadulterated crap?
12:40 September 17, 2009 by Tasma
Didn't Anna Anka beat up her husband Paul and then get arrested for domestic battery??

Probably not someone Id like to get relationship adivice from...
12:55 September 17, 2009 by Zoolander428
Nice job Re-horakhty, now we have sexism AND racism in one place...

She better have had her laptop in the kitchen when she wrote this, or it's time for some discipline from Mr. Anka.
13:08 September 17, 2009 by Suprise
She is only speaking for a very small minority of white upperclass old fashioned narrow minded women who need to get a grip and a half.. Her comments are neither valid nor realistic at all..

And honestly those who live in glass houses..

Perhaps she should take some of that precious time and money and go do something constructive with her life.. Women like this make me just want to vomit..

And I am American and female..
13:18 September 17, 2009 by karex
Swedish men should be the role model here. If a husband has an occupation which is well-paid and his wife can afford to stay home and take over that part of the responsibility split, if that is what she wishes, hurray for them. However, it is not easy to live in Sweden and have a decent lifestyle unless both husband and wife support the family financially. Then work needs to be split down the line. Or do you guys expect (like many men in the US) for your wife to spend 8 hours a day in an office and then come home and have to shoulder all of the child-rearing and household work? I've got news for you: Slavery went out a long time ago...

BTW, being a father means a lot more than a 2-minute performance. And no matter what men do, they can never equally share the load That is, until the day that science figures out how they can have the honor of experiencing labor pains.

As for Re-Horakhty, I think that a psychiatrist would do you a world of good.

Lastly, as for Anna Anka, Green-Swede has a point there: if she's 38 then Queen Elizabeth must be 42.
13:26 September 17, 2009 by Beynch
Re-Horakhty's comments are too oafish to even ponder. I do however agree with Mrs. Anka. Swedes have gone too far in tyring to create gender equality. It's as though Sweden is trying to defy the laws of nature. After all there are clear biological and psychological male-female differences, which should recognized. This does not have to include unfairness or any form of gender discrimination, but the line must be drawn somewhere. Mrs Anka, no doubt, has plenty of support in Sweden, even if the Swedish media, force-feeding Swedes an othrodox liberal thought process, do not wish to portend as much.
13:29 September 17, 2009 by misssh
She says that the women provides for the man in America and its the women´s job unlike swedish nappie changing poor excuse for a male..... well as far as i can see she doesn´t provide all the cooking,cleaning and child care her Mexican staff that she treats like dirt does all the work!! she just makes sure she tries her hardest to run the poor man´s bank account dry and look like a plastic female Michael jackson.

If you have not seen this show make sure you watch next Monday and you will see for yourself how much of a small minded,shallow gold digging wench this lady is and i can do is feel sorry for people like this.
13:41 September 17, 2009 by Superfuzz
oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! How I wish I was a 'real American man' who can't be left alone with a child (ahem) or who would mess themselves when presented with a box of tvättmedel and a washing machine (then of course get a mexican or their wife to clean it up)! *grunt*

Oh and Mrs Duck, the 1950's called, they would like their morals back!
13:42 September 17, 2009 by mcg

"She is only speaking for a very small minority of white upperclass..." - listen to her Swedish accent, there is nothing uppeclass there - as a hint you should be thinking much further downscale.
14:45 September 17, 2009 by Blissfullignorance
Wow, why are people interested what this doorknob has to say? What woman wants a man who freaks out when spending time with their child or needs a morning BJ or he will cheat on you...

In Sweden, this cookie is as close to white trash as you can get but again, so are most folks watching this crap.
14:50 September 17, 2009 by Suprise
@mcg -

Never have heard her accent. I wouldn't encourage that kind of trash programing by watching it..

@ Superfuzz LOL Your Mrs. Duck comment made me laugh a little.. Thanks :D
15:16 September 17, 2009 by Nemesis
If she has less than ten children, she is not fulfilling her duties. How many children does she have?

Seriously as a woman, I find this really annoying. If any man suggested to me, I have to stay at home all the time, while he ignores the children, I would play baseball with his head.

I have encountered this sort of nonsense from American and Saudi Arabian people before. I always have a two word answer for people who suggest that to me. I tell them to "f*** **f".

Why doesn't that lunatic Anna Anka put on a burka, move to Saudi Arabia, shut up and do as she is told. Anna Anka is an insult to women and womens rights. She should be sent to a vetinary surgeon to find a cure for her.

I don't know what "Swedish Hollywood wives" is, but I do get the impression the contestants are strong proof of complete failure of the Eugenics programs that were once in Lund and Uppsala Universities. Looks like they got rid of the fit and replaced them with the week minded.

Also, American men might get the impression that Swedish women are like this idiot. We could be flooded with lots of Americans looking for imbeciles.
15:35 September 17, 2009 by peropaco
It seems this Anna chick has managed to ruffle the easily ruffled with her honest delivery of the truth about Swedes. Those of you making foolish comments about her accent are plain old water belly social Democrats with your abhor and collective sophistry. You love to turn your nose at anything or anyone that speaks the plain reality of your castrating and false society. You criticize the accent of Skåne, Norrland, Dalmål,Småland with a virtual seriousness as if somehow you were superior. Anna is right! Some Swedish women after a while they become easily unattractive and cold as a frozen margarita. They begin to resemble their mum somewhere between the ages of 38+; moustache included. They cannot dress to save their lives. Rolling up the jeans with a big fold almost reaching the knee and an ol frock to cover the massive azz is something of a fashion for women in this age group. Their sex drive is that of boiled potato cooked in pig milk; except when drunk of course and definitely not with their lobotomized freak of a husband. hög standard va fan är hög standard.
15:38 September 17, 2009 by Yortis
At last, a Swedish female who speaks some sense!
15:44 September 17, 2009 by Sir Wobbly Camel
... I wonder if she spits, or swallows?
15:46 September 17, 2009 by Nemesis
This is the website of the offending program.



If Anna is 38, she really needs to see a doctor and figure out why she looks 15 years older.

If these people represent Swedish women, there is something seriously wrong with the Swedish gene pool. It might also explain why the goverment is bringing in so many immigrants during an economic crisis. It maybe to dilute the problem.
15:48 September 17, 2009 by VikingHumpingWitch
A role model? She makes herself sound like a whore.
15:51 September 17, 2009 by Nemesis

He pays for everything. She spends it and gives him whatever sexual pleasure he desires.

I think you are correct in that one.
16:01 September 17, 2009 by ironman294
I think Anna is correct.

Just read here in the Local.

1. Man decides he wants to breastfeed

2. Man complains of gang of tattooed women pulling down his pants and fondling him

3. Swedish guy complains a stripper goes too far in a lapdance

The problem with the emasculation of men are the gender equality problem in the world and has gone too far in Sverige.

Men are either big macho guys or are a bunch of wusses.

it is too sad, I really like Sverige and their multitudes of hot Kvinnor, but Anna is correct Swedish men are a bunch of sissies
16:02 September 17, 2009 by peropaco
Nemesis. This is what wrong with the gene pool. Too much darness in the winter, too much light in the summer month. Loads of sun tannin salong, rubber face, boozing it up at an early age and lack of sex after marriage.
16:11 September 17, 2009 by eZee.se

Now heres a good/funny article after a LOOONG time here, good job Local!

And the comments are funny as well - looks like she has ruffled feathers both sides of the fence: esp of a few feminists/nutjobs!

somehow i get the feeling this thread is far from over and will be coming back regularly to read the other comments, but first i gotto check up google images to see who the heck this woman is!

16:30 September 17, 2009 by vladd777
Having been married to a South African-Greek the first time around, I must say that being married to a true blue Swede took some getting used to.

Whereas the SA-G would rather have died of starvation before making himself..let alone me..a sandwich, the Swede takes his turn in the kitchen, helped with bringing up the kids, mows the lawn, chops down trees, keeps the car in good condition, helps the neighbours, repairs household appliances, shovels snow, pays the bills, spoils me rotten!

He's a well-balanced combination of macho and 'mes'..and the only thing he refuses to do is the ironing!

** 'mesig' as in 'gentle'

No way would I swop him and I would fight to the death if I had to, to keep him!

When I dress badly he tells me so and when I look good he is complimentary.

Our kids seem to think he was/is an ok dad and stepdad.
16:40 September 17, 2009 by hpunlimited
Yes even Sweden produces retarded women. Here is a woman that clearly has the need to show the world that she is successful. Too bad that she had to do it thru being a luxuary whore.
16:46 September 17, 2009 by Marc the Texan
Have you seen what Texas women look like after they get married? I'll stick with Swedish women thank you very much.

I will say she made a lot of generalizations that aren't necessarily true. I think she is really going after the stereotypes. There may be a little truth there, but she's really exaggerating things.
17:07 September 17, 2009 by jose_s
"discourages delusions of grandeur"......... this is coming from a trophy wife.
17:14 September 17, 2009 by Snoopy!
She has a head like a Horse & probably gives like one as well....part of this story could be concluded by the fact she is from Skåne ......I live in Skåne , but I have to say , a good few of them down here are a bit backward´s ....In-breds of Sweden I´d say ; )
17:27 September 17, 2009 by Greg in Canada
Is she tall or is Anka just short? He's thirty years older than her? LOL!!

She's a former "beauty queen" gold digger that found her sugar daddy. Honestly, who cares what she has to say.
17:55 September 17, 2009 by calebian22
Yes of course! All American's have Mexican servants that service our every need.

Hey Paco, clean the pool while wearing your Daisy Dukes! Consuela fix me a snack in your French maid outfit!

Sounds like her experience in America is anything but typically American. Moron...
18:15 September 17, 2009 by peropaco
If Anna lived in Sweden she would be blacklisted from all aspect of society for simple stating the facts. Way back in the days the vikings used to go to foreign lands, fight and bring back the bacon. Today they are a bunch of salad eating tight pants wearing homo-sapiens. The women are hot, really hot between 18-31 After that they become ball-breaking angry muts with avengeance
18:53 September 17, 2009 by KingArthur
For the fact she is so ... "in to her man" Just follow this link for the fun :)

19:11 September 17, 2009 by ahanderson
I actually agree with her to 90% ...Swedish women have emasculated the men in Sweden....
19:19 September 17, 2009 by coswede
swedish men are sissies, american men like hot women, america is still the place if you work hard you get a hot wife that stays home raises the kids etc, the american man likes to come home to a hot wife, swedish men are sissies
19:35 September 17, 2009 by someoneonthenet
This is really funny coming from a woman who was arrested for Domestic Battery. Did she mention what was the meaning of her life, other than sexually satisfying her master or exploiting poor Mexicans. Even Americans won't ever consider her to be a roll model, she can forget about swedes.

Do swedes or for that matter people from other countries really watch this fake reality TV (i thought it was popular only in America) ?
19:37 September 17, 2009 by TvAmazon
I'm from the US and know almost no one who can afford to have domestic help. Maybe a small percentage 1 to 2 percent. She is what we call a Gold Digger - young hot women who will do anthing for an older rich man.

She is whats wrong with America. She pays illegal workers low cash wages so that they don't have to pay any taxes. Then the rest of us hard working Americans pay extra taxes for the services that illegals use to send their children to school. Then we pay for all the medical services since illegal workers just go to our Hospital Emergency rooms and get free medical service which then makes everyone else's medical insurance higher.

Since me and my wife work maybe I could call her for some of that Oral. I might need to change my name to Paco though. Please take her back.
20:07 September 17, 2009 by Mack
Is it just me or does she look like a tranny?
20:18 September 17, 2009 by Seltue12
I agreed with this Lady. As a American student studying in Sweden I am really get confuse when I see what happen in Sweden society with the issue of gender equality. I think they take it too far. Don't get me wrong because I am whole heartedly believe equality among gender but I think the role have been reverse. Sweden men are the chick while the women are the men and bosses.
21:00 September 17, 2009 by shiraz
Deplorable views. I feel sorry - maybe she has such views because she lives in a desert where nothing grows (h_ll is hot after all)? I think all people should have best of both worlds: we should look good after marriage also. We should love each other every morning whoever we are.

Fat married women is usually the fate of people with views like Mrs. Anka. It is wrong to use human beings for manual labor (particularly if they are poor and from a third world country). The US had slavery and we should be all the more careful about such things. Sweden is merely way ahead of the curve in some areas. She maybe referring to the macho Italian mafia who run Vegas. That is not the typical "American male".
22:08 September 17, 2009 by jack sprat
Now this is the way things should be ladies,...or at least was before women took to wearing trousers.

From the Good Wifes Guide 1955.

"Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

*Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-wary people.

*Be a little gay and little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.

*Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.

*Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etc. and then run a dust cloth over the tables.

*Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.

*Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces (if they are small) comb their hair and if necessary change their clothes. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. try to encourage the children to be quiet.

*Be happy to see him.

*Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please.

*Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.

*Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and this very real need to be at home and relax.

*Don't greet him with complaints and problems.

*Don't complain if he is late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have done through that day.

*Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.

*Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.

*Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.

*A Good Wife Always Knows Her Place."

What an excellent article,I especially like that final remark!
22:25 September 17, 2009 by ghostwriter
Major turn-off. Thank god someone took this woman out from Sweden. It's not benefitial for Sweden's national IQ-index to have woman like that living in Sweden. I thank thee for having poor taste in women

. It's funny how she appreciates being totally pointless: Pretty and f/able. I'm glad she doesn't fit into Swedish society.

If she would be somehow desired by Swedish men, then i would be worried about Swedish culture... and Swedish men. It's also funny how there are various Americans and Brits who claim to have an ultimate, objective definition of gender-roles, as if the concept of "housewife" was handed down by God or Grandmother-Nature.
22:40 September 17, 2009 by jack sprat
Quite a bit truth in your last para, ghostwriter,..the housewife has generally played her role almost since time began.

Its only in the last few decades that things have changed and they have started taking over the trouser dept.

For the better?.....I'm not so sure.

There seems to be much more trouble and strife and many more break ups now than ever before, when times were probably much harder and more difficult, if thats any guide.
23:28 September 17, 2009 by mkvgtired
as regards american dads getting real nervous if in the company of their kids for 20min,I doubt very much it's true...It is not true

Or do you guys expect (like many men in the US) for your wife to spend 8 hours a day in an office and then come home and have to shoulder all of the child-rearing and household work? Most guys dont. I was brought up in a house that split the responsibilities.

calebian22, Sounds like her experience in America is anything but typically American. Moron... Exactly

TvAmazon, I agree with everything you said, but mostly, "please take her back"
23:46 September 17, 2009 by jag2009
Money Money Money....

A puplicity stunt
01:52 September 18, 2009 by Jan M
From the country that invented trailer trash comes a commentary on Sweden. I hope her husband can keep her in the plastic surgery to which she has become accustomed - in fact I'd probably suggest a change of surgeon. Not that that's going to correct whatever's on the inside mind you.
01:53 September 18, 2009 by anasofie
As an american who travels to Sweden constantly ( close relatives in Stockholm) I can see her point. Yes, she's brash and stupid and playing into old sterotypes...but she has a point underneath all that garbage.

I noticed a huge difference between Swedish men and American men.....the feminization has just gone too far. It's one thing to help out around the house, but honestly, most Swedish men would be confused with homosexuals in appearance, here in the states. It was very sad. Women and men are still separate creatures, genetically, and yes many women ( and men ) still prefer clearer-defined gender roles. I am one of them. And yes I am educated, attractive, can take care of myself...and love having a big, strong man at home who loves to come home to a home-cooked meal. And maybe even a good BJ after dinner. And guess what ? We are both VERY HAPPY. To each his own !
02:34 September 18, 2009 by someoneonthenet

If most Swedish males shared this opinion then it might hold some weight but it is usually foreigners who think that there is either something wrong with Swedish men (because they help with house chores or spend more than few minutes with their own children, both thing which males should either not do or do unwillingly). Hardly anyone speaks out against women working outside home but if men do something that women did it in past people start mentioning that they are going against nature. If someone prefers clearly defined gender roles he/she can live his/her life that way but those who don't like the roles that their gender was assigned in the past (the major reasons why those roles were defined that way do not exist anymore, so there is no point is sticking to those roles if you dont like them) should also have equal chance of leading a normal life.
03:05 September 18, 2009 by Gwrhyr
It's just cultural chauvinism when Anglos come to Sweden and think that the genders are somehow reversed. They think because the people here are white and share a European Christian heritage with America, that things are just like home. In fact, it goes further than that, in Engish-speaking societies people constantly use arguments about what's natural and unnatural to defend or attack what are actually aspects of culture. It's really tiring to constantly hear that people think Swedish men look gay or aren't masculine enough. What they don't realize is that what is considered looking gay isn't necessarily the same thing the world over. It's that assumption that everything is the same the world over that is the cutural chauvinism that I was talking about in the beginning. And what's wrong with looking gay?

Thank goodness Sweden is Sweden, and thank goodness not everywhere is the same. We live in a time where people can live however they want at home, so why the constant need to tell everyone else how they should behave, to tell men to dress like Americans, to tell everyone all over the Earth to be like they are? That type of thing has always caused problems, it's the type of thinking that led to the 9/11 attacks and all types of terrorism. Everyone, no matter their culture, has a tendency to display this type of cutural chauvninism, but most people who actually use their brain are able to see that it's just a coping mechanism for understanding your place in the world and that your own culture is not something set in stone, set in nature, and needing to be spread across the globe. Most of you defending her would hate to live in Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia, so why do you defend attitudes you wouldn't actually live under? (After all, it's usually the same people who complain about gender roles not being clear enough who also claim that Western cuture is being Islamified. Why do you guys complain about trends that you actually LIKE?).

I'm an American but I like America to stay in America.

Also, her statements aren't really true of most Americans, as a few people pointed out earlier, it's a certain segment of gold-digging lower-upper class attention-seeking wannabes who hide behind gender roles and wealth because without them they wouldn't know how to function in the complex and confusing world we live in called life.
03:50 September 18, 2009 by soultraveler3
What a stupid cow! If she wasn't so pathetic I'd find her offensive. Swedish women should be p#ssed that this women is out there representing your country.

She does not represent an average american woman, much less an upper class woman. Her idea of an average American man is also way off the mark.

She's what we like to call a "gold-digger." Usually it's a woman who grew up with little money, little education and no self-esteem or respect. They're too stupid and/or lazy to do anything but marry a man 20+ years older than they are who has a little bit of money.

She has to serve him and give him a daily bj or he'll dump her "38 year old " @ss out the door and get himself another bimbo. They're a dime a dozen in certain parts of the country.

Guys that marry women like her aren't looking for someone to have an intelligent conversation with. They're looking for someone that is ok with being treated like an object and disrespected in exchange for something shiny every now and then. Of course her only purpose in that marriage is to serve him and be arm candy. She doesn't even look nice.

As far as the difference between North American guys and European guys goes, to be honest, I don't see much of one. It might be there in the older generations but with the media and the internet we're becoming more and more alike.

There's rednecks everywhere, there's caring, nice guys everywhere, there's metrosexuals everywhere and yes there's "a woman's place is in the home" guys everywhere as well.

And yes, there's women on both sides of the Atlantic that go for each of those types of men as well.
04:14 September 18, 2009 by Stefane
As a Swede who's lived in California for over 12 years, I have to say I think I prefer the Swedish system. At least in Sweden a guy can get an attractive "Scandinavian" looking girl without being a multi-millionaire. That's just my 5 cents.
04:52 September 18, 2009 by ikoiko20
As an swedish-mexican male from california that travels to sweden often to see family.

This chick has been corrupted by the american system. The swedish male should be proud of the way they contribute to the family model, which is the best in the world. No doubt.

by the way, where did she get the david bowie haircut ?
05:16 September 18, 2009 by Marley420
I wanted to laugh, and I did a little. Most two parent homes in U.S., both parents or (partners w/o children) are working.

This show needs to be cancel...
05:49 September 18, 2009 by volvoman9
I agree, What a Cow! It just proves that beauty queens tend to be vacuous in regard to their intellect. Not always true but the stereotype seems too ponderous to ignore. I'm somewhat perplexed by the response though. When will we learn to laugh or just say hmmm when confronted with such nonsense. To pay so much attention to these idiots is to validate their platform. This is how the religious conservative zealots in America managed to gain a foothold. Rush Limbaugh, Ann Colter, Glen Beck. Just say no Sweden. Popularity equals wealth. No wealth no voice. And by the by; I am an American blue collar male working in a very macho profession in the most macho state in the USA, Wyoming. Home of the Cowboy. Any man who would neglect to share equally in the duties of raising his children and sharing in domestic work is a despicable coward and a lout. A lout who deserves a gal just like Anna Anka.
06:36 September 18, 2009 by Realist Chick
I guess this woman has a narrow minded view of American Society. Maybe she doesn't go out a lot........!
07:10 September 18, 2009 by AmberLovesCami
The fact that this woman is 38 is frightening. I thought she was in her early 50s. As an American woman, I can assure you, she represents a very small percentage.
07:56 September 18, 2009 by tango
Jack Sprat wrote a long bit from the Good Wife's Guide 1955. It made think that this should be updated to show just how far we've come.... Or not. So here it is, a bit tongue in cheek, but the Good Wife's Guide 2009:

"Eat out or order take out and bring it home; who has time to cook anymore? Who cares if your husband might appreciate it anyway? As the wife, you need to stay thin so dinner is optional; eating disorders are an accepted fact of modern life.

Every day, let him know that you don't give a d-mn about his day, that you hate football and you find the fact that he drinks a beer sometimes on weekends offensive.

Be sure you never compliment your man because he might begin to feel more secure and confident; men are more easily managed and controlled when they are uncertain and insecure in their relationship with their wife.

*Don't both to prepare yourself or look good -- that is only for the guys at work, not the guy you have at home.

*Complain with great frequency about the smallest things, every day. Make sure that gender equality is practiced all the time -- but remember also that it is the man's job to take out the garbage, fix the car, etc.

*It is your husband's duty to you to be romantic and to follow you around like a puppy dog. Once you are married, you need not bother to return any interest. Let him chase crumbs on the table. Sex is like work, who needs it?

*Don't be happy to see him -- he'll always be there for you anyway, at least you hope so. If he leaves you, you can divorce him, take all his money and destroy his life -- and if you don't the next woman will anyway. Revenge is sweeter than marriage.

*You have a dozen important things to tell him, so lay it on -- nothing he says matters anyway, so if he tries to talk, roll your eyes and tell him to shut up.

*Take the evening off. Its okay to go out without him while he watches the kids. However, if he even thinks about going out with his friends, complain loudly about how you've been left with the kids and feel like his servant.

*A Good Wife? That's a thing of the past. Your life is about you and only you. Be selfish, be bold, be dominant. Marriage is Optional, something you might do perhaps someday, but only after you have kids together."

So that's it. And no, I'm not a "typical American man".... Not at all. And this isn't meant to be a sexist retort -- rather, it is a rather simple satire. For some, it may have bite. My apologies if anyone is offended.

But still, some of my American male friends are telling me that they only date Latin these days. I wonder why? Have you ever read, www.FredonEverything.net?
09:03 September 18, 2009 by farnoxo
Didn't really read all of her piffle -but one thing stood out - There IS NO WAY ON THIS EARTH that this woman is 38 years old!

She looks late 40's early 50's at least. Given that her REAL AGE is almost the same as my parents, it is hardly surprising then that her views on gender are also similiar to my parents generation.

If it looks limke a duck, and it smells like a duck and it quacks like a duck...it probably is a duck!
09:19 September 18, 2009 by PallMall
farnoxo: "If it looks limke a duck, and it smells like a duck and it quacks like a duck...it probably is a duck!"

Indeed. This is all about Fru Anka ('Mrs. Duck'), after all.

She typifies the small-town mentality of blue-eyed (in the Swedish sense: 'naive') but arrogant Swedes--who are a distinct minority of the population. They acquire an extremely thin veneer of culture, layer it with Ikea sensibility, and pronounce themselves the arbiters of taste. All the while, they're merely pissants in the great birch bog of the world.

But the bulk of shame ought to be assigned to TV3 for showing such tasteless, meaningless drivel.

Now, if she would just apply to be a cook on 'Hell's Kitchen' and go up against Gordon Ramsey: that would be entertainment.
09:53 September 18, 2009 by Nemesis
I have taken a close look at the contestants on the show. To be blunt, I think only one of them was born a woman.

Also there ages are way out, by at least a decade if not two in the case of Anna.

I am the same age as Anna. I have had a rough upbringing. I look at least a decade younger than her, without makeup or photoshop.

Then again she is from Skåne. In Skåne there is a massive amount of inbreeding.

This is going to be funny as hell when the US tabloids which are full of very nsaty gay reporters who play spot the tranny all the time, take a close look at the people in the show.
10:05 September 18, 2009 by Transworld
"After thousands of years of male dominance, we now stand at the beginning of the feminine era, when women will rise to their appropriate prominence, and the entire world will recognize the harmony between man and woman

-- The Rebbe "

A couple who was having communication problems came to see the Rebbe. The woman said that her husband was consumed with his work, and that when he finally found time to speak with her, he criticized her and ordered her around. The husband said that his wife had no respect for him and didn't listen to any of his suggestions.

"Why do you think your wife should listen to you?" the Rebbe asked. "Because a woman must listen to her husband," he replied.

"But why should a woman listen to her husband?" the Rebbe asked. "Because the man is the master of the house."

"No," said the Rebbe. "The first thing that you as a man must follow is the edict that 'a man should honor his wife more than he does himself.' And then the righteous woman will have a husband she can respect and love. If the man does not fulfill his role, then it is the woman who must respectfully bring it to his attention."
11:29 September 18, 2009 by Freyja14
A bored, gold digging housewife, with horrible ideals and a snobby old fashioned outlook on life. Her priorities are obviously in the bank and now she's trying to convince the world she is living great so she can feel better about herself. waaaa waaaa waaaaa.


The unconvinced American in Sweden
16:21 September 18, 2009 by ironman294

American cultural attitudes led to 9/11 happening?

You must be a stupid liberal retard schmuck to always blame america for everything, please move away permanently and live with your misguided buddies. I hope you are sterile we do not need more self hating americans to breed
18:25 September 18, 2009 by norling
I really hope you people are not so naive as to think that the views of this women are somewhat typical of values in the USA. My guess ( never watch shows like that ) is that it's all scripted, to say that all American men are mysogenistic chauvinists is like saying all Swedes eat lutefiske at christmas.
18:27 September 18, 2009 by ofdesign
Aw come on! Swedish men are wonderful play toys for their Eurabian masters.
18:39 September 18, 2009 by balty
Dear Americans, please, stop making chauvinistic comments about the Swedish men and gender roles. As a Latvian, I respect the United States but it annoys me incredibly to see the American attitude towards the Nordic style democracy and social customs. You have your way of life, the Swedes have theirs. No need to teach the Swedes how to live, especially given the fact that the Swedes have a much higher living standard. The gender equality is one of the reasons why the Nordics are doing (and will continue doing) so well, as opposed to the US which has tremendous social problems which are likely to aggravate.

How can this lady be a role model? By prostituting herself to a much older ugly guy and then dissing working women and teaching them how to live? How much was she paid for the show? How much is she hoping to inherit from the old guy?

And Swedish men are awesome and the most good looking men in the world! I'll take a caring, well kempt Swedish guy over a macho guy any day. Even the Vikings used to comb their hair, as archeology suggests.
18:56 September 18, 2009 by ironman294
Well according to my friend who is swedish and has been living here for 7 months now, she says that what she likes about swedish guys is that they are very open about their sexuality.

That the men wear pink and lavander and also run around and hang out naked at times and can make out with other guys and not be ashamed and still be heterosexual.!!!!!! Yeah thats not heterosexual in my book

But she did confirm that swedish guys are taught that the genders are equal so she says the difference between swedish guys and american guys are that american guys have manners, they will open doors, wait for you to get off the elevator first, hold your chair for you. Meanwhile swedish guys could give a rat's ass.
19:07 September 18, 2009 by nneville
Has anyone forgotten that this is a "HOLLYWOOD" wife? She is about up-to date on matters of men in her country as her ability to be in a relationship with a regular blue-collar working man. I would not turn down that morning "How u doin?" however. But really, lets see her live with a lumberjack, truck driver, or coal miner and see how fast she would return to a stable Swedish guy. I personally think many of them are wusses also, but compared to her privileged lifestyle, what would she know about making a relationship work?

I bet her man has had more than a few cosmetic enhancements! Oh yeah, that's very manly. I also bet there was a pre-nup! So he can kick her butt to the curve when a younger more sexier model of woman comes his way - and they will. If she looks 55 at 38, she'll look 90 at 50. All things point south - don't they dear!?
19:16 September 18, 2009 by balty
p.s. and having lived in the States, I have to disagree that most men are the breadwinners. Yea, moreso than in Europe, but not every American guy can buy his own house, support the wife 100% and the kids. Most families in the States have a double income. Today, when America is about to experience a huge financial crash, more men than women are actually losing their jobs and over the past decades more women have actually become the breadwinners, as in Europe. So no need to promote empty, old fashioned stereotypes. The 1950s family model has not been sustainable for decades now and it will never return (at least not in the nearest future).

And yea, do remember that this guy is very rich. Not only does she not work, but she probably is hoping to acqurie some of his wealth. If you insist that 'the man be the man', then ok - the woman stays at home and caters to him, the man earns ALL the money for the whole family. Let's see how many of the guys can actually afford that in today's world. Can't have the cake and eat it too.
23:51 September 18, 2009 by xenu
"she confirms that she dutifully performs oral sex for her husband when he wakes in the morning."

How can she ever have children when things are not going in their right places......
00:39 September 19, 2009 by aairon
She has not aged very well, if she were 55 or 60 years old I would think there is a lady who looks her age, and not bad. If she really is 38, I have to say what is wrong with her? She looks like death warmed over.

How could her stubby little hubby get a hard on for that old dried out mummy?
00:57 September 19, 2009 by arhsweden
. That is why people like the US. You can go to the US and DREAM big and your friends, neighbors or colleagues will generally not be totally envious and try to covertly sabotage you.

She is spot on regarding some points.

Though Sweden likes to tell the world has equality for both sexes. It is not so.Women are not treated equally. Especially, immigrant/foreign women.

Sweden is held back by Jante Lagom.
04:57 September 19, 2009 by soultraveler3
Could this be round 2? :)


I wonder if she'll end up apologizing for it.
09:12 September 19, 2009 by Emerald1961
I have only seen the previews for the show and my first impression of Anna was that she was arrogant. I think Anna would be singing a different tune if she weren't married to a wealthy person. Then she would be the one providing the service she seems to appreciate so much. She would also either be supporting her family alone or helping to support her family. I doubt she would be providing morning blowjobs and appreciate a man that helped around the house.
09:51 September 19, 2009 by Rebel
She is right you know, if a woman does not keep her husband sexually satisfied (emotionally?) she has nobody to blame but herself if he seeks comfort somewhere else. However, I am sure there are a grat number of US wives who don't keep thier man happy and then bitch and moan when they discover someone else has filled the void.
12:54 September 19, 2009 by Taxlady
Mrs.Anka (duck) is something! I agree with the arguments concerning sex but it goes both ways. I know of women who left because they were not satisfied. As for having extra help and a rich husband; most women would enjoy the attention and help. Yet this woman has done nothing creative in her life (not an actress, writer...) except marry a fading pop star from the late 1950s. She was recently convicted of hitting him over the head.. see this link www.dailystab.com/anna-anka-arrested-on-domestic-battery.
17:53 September 19, 2009 by Heidi-anne
What is this woman smoking? Does she think this is the 1950's?! I am from the U.S. and I don't act like that and my husband is happy! I have to say- my husband is Swedish-but that's besides the point! People over here don't act like that at all-she is definitely strange!
18:26 September 19, 2009 by Rebel
Wonder how many Swedish guys are asking their wives what their opinion is on this subject. Wimps.
18:31 September 19, 2009 by Chuy
There is no way that woman is 38!!!! I also agree with Gwrhyr's comments. America is America and Sweden is Sweden. Swedish women are gorgeous and should keep doing what they're doing.
22:39 September 19, 2009 by Golden-1960
Oral sex every morning? Really? Does she have a sister?
22:58 September 19, 2009 by Rebel
"Oral sex every morning? Realy?"

Certainy not typical of how a Swedish woman treats her husband probably. Sounds more like Swedish girls on vacation in Spain and Greece with men they don't know.
01:39 September 20, 2009 by AmyG
I am a 38 year old American "housewife" and can't say her observations about Americans are very accurate. I certainly don't know any people like this. Only the crazies on reality TV shows like "Wife Swap"

Now I'm going to be catty. I didn't know who she was when I saw her picture and was surprised to see she was only 38. I thought she was in her mid 40's. Maybe she should have stayed in Sweden and out of the Vegas sun! Good thing she married a 68 year old.
04:01 September 20, 2009 by sissybild
Let's not lose sight of the fact she married the man who is responsible for the most hideous anti-feminist song ever recorded. Having my Baby is truly the standard for measuring audio-puke.

P.S. She looks like a tranny.
10:17 September 20, 2009 by The Master
My girlfriend, who is my partner, gives on demand a hand job both in the morning, and when she arrives from work, in addition to fulfilling other requests when they are issued. I had no idea this state of things was not normal, or that there are women who do not desire a satisfied and content man.
13:50 September 21, 2009 by peropaco
AmyG. Thats what women in their 30s look like in Sweden. They age like sundried tomatoes quite rapidly. If you date them when in their 20s you are taking a gable as they tend to prune in a shortwhile:-D
21:16 September 22, 2009 by AmyG
Is beating up your husband part of being a good housewife? How can you fulfil your wifely duties while in jail?
11:55 September 23, 2009 by viqi
ola la....Swedish women are damn hot to look but I have heard they are cool like snow for fun
20:38 September 24, 2009 by pivo
Please do not send this woman to America (or "back" to America). I am an American woman with a Swedish boyfriend and I am incredibly insulted in how she portrays Americans, American women, Swedish men, American men and Mexicans.
23:00 September 27, 2009 by rrabbit
11:45 September 29, 2009 by MMason
Can we put her on the next shuttle to the sun?

Anna Anka needs a swift kick in the ass. Coming from an American woman, perhaps 1 out of every 10,000 housewives are the well-dressed kind that do the chores around the house. She acts like everyone there is, and some mules on this forum seem to agree that this is the way to go. People, it's not like that. The majority are mothers, not housewives, meaning wearing stained clothing because they're chasing children all day without the help of nannies, stressed out constantly, and lacking time to complete all household chores.
18:57 October 5, 2009 by Gwrhyr
Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah. I did not mean that. I was referring to the univeral cultural tendency to value your own culture above all others that led to the 9/11 attacks, meaning it was the cultural chauvinism of the extremist Muslims who perpetrated it. You totally misunderstood what I said. My post wasn't just about one culture. I definitely did not say what you're saying I said.
11:47 December 8, 2009 by Argentina84
"At least in Sweden a guy can get an attractive "Scandinavian" looking girl without being a multi-millionaire. That's just my 5 cents."

Most Swedish men boast about how pretty Swedish women are...but I have not seen many more pretty girls here than there are in other countries...and then I don't understand why a lot of Swedish men travel abroad to get their wives, either...
18:54 December 8, 2009 by andaliya
I think Anna Anka should just stay in her litte secluded Hollywood home and talk to only the people around her who agree with her. In America as in anywhere else perhaps it is a dream that no longer exists unless you are filthy rich or marry someone rich (like she did) to sit home and look hot all day and do nothing while your "manly" husband goes off to work to provide thousands of dollars for you. How does she think she is a roll model? She looks like a prune and she married a sixty-eight year old.. I don't care how much money he has. And now look, she's getting a divorce. Charmed life isn't it?

I personally would prefer a Swedish man who takes care of himself and "looks in the mirror", than a wrinkled old 68 year old singer no matter the money. I have lived in both Sweden and the US, and would prefer a Swedish life any day.
15:54 December 10, 2009 by elleno
Of course she is right. Simple minded as she probably is, she cuts through the cant and gets to the point. But modern Swedish men have always been like that (clearly all the Vikings emigrated).

Sweden has much to say about freedom and so on, but never opposed the Nazis or any other odious regime like the Soviets. They just kept selling. But are very keen to tell other nations how to behave.

Sweden and, in particular Swedish men, remind me of the neighbors dog. It runs up and down the fence barking, but if it ever is given a chance to really stand up to a big dog it just runs away.

Until Sweden can show that it has stood up to tyranny not just by easy words, but deeds, we - the rest of the world would appreciate it if you "Shut the f*** up".

Mrs Anka, in her simple minded way was trying to say just that.
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