Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll realise that all is not well in the nation so famous for its chocolate.
Politically, Belgium is fiercely divided between the French speaking south, which includes the capital Brussels, and the Flemish speaking north, close to Holland.
I never met a Icelandic girl between 18-25 who was heavy. It kind of make you want to give an Arsenio: "hmmm...." What countries and ethnic backgrounds feature women who age well? Chinese: They will age well, but you will have to deal with their face visors and white gloves that cover up their exposed skin from the aging Devil, called the sun.
Just as all societies draw distinctions between children and adults, between rich and poor, and between members of different racial and religious groups, every known society—past or present, large or small—creates different roles and different expectations for men and women.
When we undertake a gender analysis we typically look at the relative positions of men and women in the social structure (of occupations, wealth or political power, for example); the cultural definitions and expectations of the two sexes; and how they actually experience their lives.
Three of my icelandic friends received modeling contracts while I was there. I'm not sure if it's the weather, diet, or marriage; but Icelandic women do not age gracefully. Let us begin with the ethnicities and my assessment of whether or not they'll age gracefully.
Most Icelandic women in their 40s-50s were rather pudgy and just looked like they quit taking care of themselves. Having lived in California, there's not much we don't have (or that I haven't dated: Chinese, Polish, Mexican, Dog, Ape, Chimp, Cockroach....).
From a young age men and women (but more especially women, really) are taught about the notion of the big day.