Castrated Vikings Row Hits
FURIOUS debate has erupted in
Comments posted on the internet
by Anna Anka, a former Miss
“Swedish dads are tragic with all
their nappy-changing and equality,” wrote Anka, 38, the star of a television
reality show about Swedish women married to wealthy Americans. “American dads
do not prepare dinner and do not iron, they work and
provide for their families.” In
She added that it was the woman’s role to keep the man sexually satisfied. “If she does not, then she only has herself to blame if he is unfaithful,” said Anka, whose husband is 29 years her senior.
This was a red rag to a bull for feminists. One called her “an insult to women”. Another saw her as proof that “there is something seriously wrong with the Swedish gene pool”.
Not everyone was hostile, however. “Bravo! Finally a sensible Swedish woman,” wrote “Jack Sprat”. Swedish men had allowed themselves to be “castrated . . . The Vikings must be turning in their graves”.
Anka’s intervention coincided with reports of a man using a pump on his nipples to stimulate lactation in the hope of being able to breastfeed.
“The emasculation of men has gone too far,” said another commentator. “The Vikings used to go to foreign lands, fight and bring back the bacon. Today they are a bunch of salad-eating, tight-pants-wearing homo sapiens.”
Anka moved to
They had a son, Ethan, in 2004, and were married three years later but Anka does not appear to have always practised the wifely support and submissiveness that she preaches.
True to her Viking roots,
perhaps, she hurled a chunk of ice at her husband during a dispute in their
It will make for spectacular
viewing if anything similar happens again: Anka is one of three women being
followed for a television series called Svenska Hollywoodfruar (Swedish
Hollywood Wives) which started last Monday, attracting 600,000 viewers in
After Anka’s outburst, this week’s episode will no doubt attract even more.