How (not) to talk to a Swedish woman

Source: "The Swedish Toolkit"

Elise and I were on vacation

Every day we went running

One day I did not feel well

So I stayed home

When she came back

She was disgusted

And a little scared

Ten men had stopped their cars

One after the other

Lowering their windows

To tell her all sort of things

You do not do that in Sweden


Never whistle to women

Never call them names

Never touch them

Looking at a woman's body

Whatever she may be wearing

Is usually not seen as something positive in Sweden

Swedish women are free to wear whatever they wish


"The Swedes" and "Working with Swedes" present many of the social rules in Sweden that may be difficult to discuss

By Julien S. Bourrelle

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