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And art amateurs in the US are probably as effeminate as French art amateurs.So as you can see I am myself French and as you have said we like to defend our opinions 🙂 Reply I am ok with disagreement if it makes sense and are valid. I was not educated to interrupt the conversation to change the topic (on ne coupe pas la parole).Good article, but I would however say that I don’t agree with some points.In the 1st stereotype, you say that it’s cultural that we interrupt people while they’re talking, this is not true.A lot of men in France enjoy to talk about culture between guys, and that’s completely fine and great. So much that I’ll comment on every topic even though no one is going to read it.But if they would go to the countryside or smaller town they would see that we don’t give a shit about arts or taking care of ourselves.This could also probably be applied in some cities, for example people from New York are probably more effeminate than people from a Midwest town.I’ve been raised learning that interrupting is rude and I should not do it, then of course I do it sometimes but try not to.
But in general French tend to care more about their look if you compare area by area (New York vs Paris / New Jersey vs Banlieue).
Now talking about culture and arts is something more important in France than other countries. I used to live abroad and now I am delighted to see how much there is. The point is people talk about culture (movie, music, literature…) in a bigger proportion here.
Concerning the French lover : I don’t think that it actually applies, most people see French people as romantic but in the fact it’s a false image that are mainly shown in the French movies. For example Latinamerican are way way way more romantic than French.
Concerning the men are effeminate, I think that everyone judge French people by looking at Paris.
(and they are valid here 🙂 ) For stereotype 1: Actually it is not exactly the one you think. For example when you talk to somebody we tend to interrupt people by asking questions or clarifications. French Lover: It was more ironic rather than the truth. Probably Latin American people are more passionate. Men are effeminate: We have some hand gestures and attitude which can be considered as a bit effeminate for foreigners (kissing on each others cheeks for example).
Not all for sure and I agree that we need to make a distinction between Parisian and French.