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Even if you are not especially fastidious, some Swiss cultural traditions will certainly appall you. Swiss employers are reluctant to hire single women who, they suspect, are likely to get married and raise a family. Male chauvinism is rampant here; women cater to men and to male tastes and preferences. You may be struck by the sight of wives following rather than preceding their husbands. For example, at a concert, as often as not, a long-legged Swiss male will step into a row, take the nearer of the two seats for which he has purchased tickets, and sit down, thus forcing his wife to push past him to the next seat. Even the obese concertmaster of the Zürich "Kammerorchester" or Chamber Orchestra invariably exhibits this discourtesy towards his female colleagues in the string section. Or, again, when you go to a swimming area you will see topless women, some wearing thongs, some not even that much. Ah, you think, how nice! (Ne "tush" pas!) Then the object of your admiration raises her arm. Ugh! Shaving of body hair is not universal here. And there are lots of Hängetitten, or pendulous breasts, as aerobic exercises are virtually unknown. Jane Fonda, the Swiss need your videocassettes! In the course of a summer, with women changing into and out of bathing suits all around me without benefit of a towel, I see perhaps three truly beautiful female bodies, perhaps one face hinting at a compassionate soul within. Occasionally, you will see someone whom you know, perhaps a neighbor and his topless wife. The first time this happens, you will have to summon all your savoir-faire not to blush or be nervous and to look the woman in the eyes, not the nipples - unless, of course, you come from California or Florida, or perhaps Vermont or Martha's Vineyard.