Are there ideal women? If so, what should be the ideal Ukrainian? Fashion for the perfect female image comes and disappears, and the woman remains. Is it possible today to be yourself and not to surrender to stereotypes imposed by society? Let’s try to answer.
The ideal of a Ukrainian woman at different times was not identical. By 1917 the ideal woman considered corresponded mother, housewife, honest Christian. Ukrainian woman in those days gave birth from four – to six children, and got high respect and reputation of them. Respect and love for the mother was like something sacred, “bullet will pass, but the mother’s word will not pass,” – said the proverb. Children groomed mother to old age otherwise it was considered a disgrace and a sin. Continue reading