europe

27 percent of European men think rape is totally OK sometimes

Your daily reminder that the U.S. is pretty fucked up, but Europe is hardly a paragon for women’s rights.

Kylie Cheung | November 30, 2016 - 11:20 am

Polish women protest possible abortion ban, wearing black to mourn reproductive rights

Poland’s ultra-strict abortion laws might get even worse — but not if its women have anything to say about it.

Kelly Kanayama | October 4, 2016 - 11:34 am

The Head Of ISIS’ European Operations Reportedly Defects. Here’s What This Means For ISIS.

According to the former Syrian rebel source, Frenchman Abu Soulayman, fled to Turkey after deciding to leave his role within the group.

Lauren Holter | August 15, 2016 - 6:55 pm

A Village Of Heartless Bastards In Switzerland Paid Nearly $300,000 To Not Take Refugees

Geopolitical Would You Rather: pay shitloads of money or extend basic humanity to a handful of people fleeing war-torn countries?

Kelly Kanayama | May 31, 2016 - 2:05 pm

Wacko Group Of Swedish Men Say They Should Have The Right To “Abort Responsibility” For Unborn Child

Sweden’s centrist Liberal Party “youth wing” is proposing that men should be able to “legally abort” their unborn children up to the 18th week of pregnancy.

Ok, ok…

Katrin Higher | March 12, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Girl Talk: Timing Is Everything

It was October 2012. My Australian boyfriend and I had just been on a romantic, whirlwind adventure road trip around Europe. We spent the first month with his parents in…

Phylisa Wisdom | August 29, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Travel Guide: 15 Things I Long To Do In Tuscany

I have always been interested in travel, but circumstances (AKA money) have made it difficult. Many of my friends opted for semesters abroad in college or backpacked after graduation. I,…

Sophie Leon | August 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The 5 Best Things About Traveling (Besides The Actual Traveling Part)

A few years ago a study came out that said the anticipation of a vacation actually makes people much happier than the vacation itself, and as much as I enjoy…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 13, 2014 - 10:00 am

Spain Is Close To Banning Abortion

Spain is close to banning all abortions, except in the case of rape or severe risk to the mother’s health. [NPR]
A federal judge ruled that Kentucky must…

Jessica Wakeman | February 27, 2014 - 6:30 pm

I Want To Go To There: Grimm Fairytales Come To Life

Photographer Kilian Schonberger grew up in a wooded area of rural Germany, and was surrounded by the same dark, desolate landscape that had inspired the Brothers Grimm to write their…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 7, 2014 - 5:00 pm

We Want To Go To There: 8 Affordable Castle Hotels

Want to travel like a queen? Why don’t you book a stay in a castle on your next trip? Turns out the phrase “affordable castle” isn’t an oxymoron: from Belgium…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 12, 2012 - 8:00 am

All The Fabulous Camp From The Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is over, and we’re shedding a tear or two in its fabulously campy, irony-free honor. The international European song contest happens each year, and pits singers from…

Julie Gerstein | May 29, 2012 - 4:00 pm
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