All_That_Is_Man wrote:I've met women from all different regions of South America all through my life. And newsflash: South America is a western continent, comprised entirely of western countries. Within these countries, you guessed it, western women.
That depends on how you define "western". Is it a cultural term? Is it a geographic term? Is it a political or ideological term? While "western" originally was a geographical term, as the western culture has spread all over the world, it has come to have more of a cultural meaning, as opposed to a geographic meaning. Australia and NZ for example are considered part of the western world even though they are geographically closer to asia, because they are CULTURALLY western. The line starts to become blurred when you get to South America, because while it has heavy Spanish and Portuguese influence, it remains different to the other "typically" western countries. For me, I generally associate the term "western" with 1st world english-speaking countries, which is why I do not consider south american countries to be western, and I do not regard south american women as "western women".