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Pregnant Mother Of 5 Died After Drinking Vinegar In DIY Abortion

Catherine Furey, 38, of the UK,  died in December 2010 after drinking concentrated vinegar, a DIY abortion she read about on the Internet. Furey had a “violent reaction” to the…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2012 - 2:20 pm

British Docs Busted For Offering Female Circumcision (Which Is Illegal And Also Horrible)

A doctor, a dentist, and an alternative medicine practitioner were all secretly filmed offering to perform or arrange female genital mutilation (FGM), according to the UK Guardian. FGM involves removing…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Why New “Clare’s Law” On Domestic Violence In The UK Doesn’t Have Advocates Thrilled

You might think that advocates for victims of domestic violence might be thrilled about a proposal that would, in theory, positively affect their life’s work. So why is a new…

Jessica Wakeman | March 12, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: British Plastic Surgeons Say Advertising Their Procedures Should Be Banned

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, a society of plastic surgeons, says what they perform are medical procedures and the procedures should not be advertised the same way…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Girls Wear Too Much Makeup, So UK School Removes Mirrors From Girls’ Bathrooms

Talk about an “extreme makeover”: a UK high school removed mirrors from the girls’ bathrooms after girls flouted the dress code rules about makeup. Shelley College in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Celebrities, Move To Sunny London!

Are you desperate for British citizenship? There was a time when you’d have to find a nice British national to marry you. But no more! Now all you have to…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 10, 2011 - 5:20 pm

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