Posts tagged "britain"

Deadbeat Dads Should Be Stigmatized Like Drunk Drivers, Says UK Prime Minister

Deadbeat dads should be stigmatized by society just like drunk drivers, UK Prime Minister David Cameron wrote in a Father’s Day article for the Telegraph newspaper. Cameron blasted what he…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: UK Politicians Support Girls-Only Abstinence Education

Politicians in the UK advanced a bill that would require British girls — yes, only the girls — to receive additional sex education that emphasizes the benefits of abstinence. This…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2011 - 6:40 pm

No Blood Sucking For You Until You Brush Your Teeth!

Holy “Twilight“-ization of pop culture, Edward Cullen! Vampires are used to sell everything nowadays — even teeth-cleaning. The UK’s National Health Service debuted a bodice-heaving, undead-themed commercial to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 21, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Meet The Black Arrow, A Lady Superhero Who Saves Abused Pets

I love a superheroine as much as the next feminist, especially one who loves the fuzzy am-i-nals as much as I do. Meet “Black Arrow,” an anonymous British woman who…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Mom Wants Mentally Challenged Daughter Sterilized

Here’s a sticky wicket for you: the mother of a 21-year-old mentally challenged woman in Britain is asking a court for permission to sterilize her daughter so she will not…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Rich Lady’s Jokes About Cutting Back Turn Out Not To Be So Funny To Not-Rich People

Rich people are having a hard time, y’all! Cutting back on helicopter rides. Re-soling shoes instead of buying new pairs. No new clothes, handbags or makeup. It utter cruelty is…

Jessica Wakeman | January 19, 2011 - 4:45 pm

There’s A Show Called “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” About Gyspy Teen Brides

Don’t let anyone tell you reality TV shows are a scourge on American television. We may have “16 & Pregnant” and “Jersey Shore,” but the UK has “My Big Fat…

Jessica Wakeman | January 19, 2011 - 2:45 pm

British Couples Are Pissy Prince William And Kate Middleton Marrying On “Their” Weekend

Britain apparently has a nation full of Emn Haddad-Friedmans. Who is Emn Haddad-Friedman, you ask? She was the bride who planned her wedding for July 31st in Rhineback, New York,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2010 - 12:00 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “Made In Dagenham”

Starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike, and Bob Hoskins

We all know what 1960s America looked like for white-collar professional women like the ones on “Mad Men.” While…

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Lie Back And … I Mean, Bend Over And Think Of England!

When it comes to disposing of waste properly, the anti-littering campaign Keep Britain Tidy knows a dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste. [The Sun UK] …

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2010 - 12:15 pm

A Drunk Brit Waxed His Balls For Charity And It Did Not Go Well

Earlier this month a Brit was feeling generous at a charity fundraiser, so he offered up his balls for a bikini wax at the pub. Alas, that was the day…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2010 - 2:50 pm

British Girls Warned To Stop Carrying Their Boyfriends’ Guns. Um, What?

Just in case you thought the world wasn’t scary enough, apparently British teen girls spurred an ad campaign warning them not to carry or hide their boyfriends’ guns. The ads…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 9, 2009 - 1:15 pm

Get Tested For STDs And Win An iPod Or Wii!

Want a new iPod? Or a Wii? Or a Fujitsu laptop? Get tested for STDs! In a new attempt to get England’s sexually rampant youth out of the bedroom and…

Daniela Guernica | July 30, 2009 - 9:10 pm

Bond Is Going To Be A Broad

Do you like wearing dark suits? Can you keep a secret? Does a tear well up in your eye when you hear the Mission Impossible theme song? Well, the British…

Simcha | July 16, 2008 - 11:30 am

If Britain’s S&M Scene Is Secret, Why Are So Many People Commenting?

BBC News published an article on Britain’s “secretive “S&M scene” yesterday, saying that Max Mosley’s antics are really opening people up. (He had a sadomasochistic session with five prostitutes, with…

Catherine Strawn | July 15, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Slideshow: Musical Mayem At The Glastonbury Festival

Ahh, Glastonbury, the ultimate U.K. musical festival where regular folk hobnob with Kate Moss and risk getting punched in the face by Amy Winehouse. How we wish we could have…

The Frisky | June 30, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Modeling Competition For Women With Disabilities

Um, wow. I am kind of speechless. The New York Daily News reports that a new modeling show has come to town, this one called Britain’s Missing Top Model. The…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 27, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Prom Crosses The Pond

Here’s a switch: there’s an American teen invasion in Britain. High schoolers in the U.K. who see movies like Napoleon Dynamite and Mean Girls want proms of their very own.

Simcha | June 18, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Shopping Better Than Sex

On my way home, during my lunch hour, when my mom comes to visit, post any of my numerous break ups, pre-any hot dates, if I have an upcoming party,…

Simcha | April 8, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Sex Is Losing The Popularity Contest

What do you do in your bed? According to a British survey, sex is only the 10th most popular bedtime activity — after sleep, talking, TV, surfing the Internet, using…

Catherine Strawn | March 10, 2008 - 5:50 pm