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Interview with Ukrainian women in the western society

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I still remember last year, a Ukrainian woman in the United States asked me some questions about culture shock because she arrived in America as an immigrant. When I spoke to her last week, she told me that she has got used to the American lifestyle already. I know many Ukrainian ladies who live in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, so I’ve interviewed some of them.

“After moving to America, I realized that I’m a high-value woman.”

Truthfully, most women from Ukraine are high-value women in the United States because they look like super models – they are slim, feminine and very attractive. By contrast, a lot of American women are overweight and competitive.

American men who are married to elegant Ukrainian ladies told me that their status has become higher because of their beautiful wives. Other men begin to respect them even more and there are more and more career opportunities as a result.

Indeed, if you have watched the American TV show Mad Men, you would know that Roger Sterling likes Betty Draper (Don Draper’s wife). Apparently, Don Draper becomes successful because his boss is attracted to his wife – at least that’s one reason. (Another reason is Don Draper is very handsome.) 😊

“I realized that life doesn’t have to be hard after moving to Australia.”

A Ukrainian lady told me that when she arrived in Australia, her Australian husband literally said to her, “This is Australia. Everything is easy.”

Further analysis shows that the Australian society is informed by its history and culture tremendously.

Australia was the first nation in history to take a proposed constitution to the people for approval. Given that the Senate and the House of Representatives would have almost

identical law-making powers, the delegates realized a provision was needed to break deadlocks between the two houses. Under this provision, disagreements could be resolved by dissolving both houses of Parliament and calling an election. The newly-elected Parliament could then vote on the issue. If this failed to break the deadlock, it could be put to a vote in a joint sitting of both houses. The convention also agreed to a clause proposed by the Tasmanian Premier, Sir Edward Braddon, to return to the states

three-quarters of the revenue collected by the federal government through customs and excise. ‘Braddon’s Blot’, as it was dubbed by its critics, was designed to appease the economically-smaller states which were worried they would be worse-off under federation.

On 16 March 1898 the convention agreed to the constitution in the form of a Draft Bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. After being endorsed by the colonial parliaments, the electors in each of the six colonies were then asked to approve the constitution in a referendum.

In June 1898 referendums were held in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Australia was the first nation to take a proposed constitution to the people for approval (Switzerland had held a referendum to approve changes to its constitution in 1874). Enthusiastic campaigns were waged urging people to vote either ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Anti-federation groups argued federation would weaken the colonial parliaments, and interstate free trade would lead to lower wages and a loss of jobs. New South Wales Premier George Reid publicly criticized the proposed constitution, yet said he would vote for it in the referendum, earning him the nickname ‘Yes-No Reid’. The referendum was passed in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. However, while a majority of voters in New South Wales voted ‘yes’ to the referendum, it did not attract the 80 000 ‘yes’ votes set by the New South Wales colonial parliament as the minimum needed for it to agree to federation. Queensland and Western Australia, concerned federation would give New South Wales and Victoria an advantage over the less-powerful states, did not hold referendums.

According to the Parliament Education Office, in January 1899 the colonial premiers met privately to find a way to bring about federation. Western Australian Premier John Forrest chose not to attend. In order to win the support of the New South Wales and Queensland colonial parliaments, the premiers made some further changes to the draft constitution. Among these was the decision the Australian national capital would be established within New South Wales but at least 100 miles (160.9 km) from Sydney. They also agreed the federal Parliament would only be required to return customs and excise revenue to the states for the first ten years of federation, rather than it being a permanent arrangement.

“Ukrainian women in Australia claim that moving to Australia has made their lives easy.”

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