germany

Angela Merkel advocates for burqa ban, saying they’re “not appropriate” in Germany

When German leaders claim the burqa doesn’t work in their “open society,” what they really mean is that it doesn’t work in their white, Christian society.

Kylie Cheung | December 7, 2016 - 10:48 am

Facebook has major problems monitoring hate speech and Germany is not having it

As recent user activity makes clear, Facebook hasn’t done a damn thing to monitor hate speech on its platform.

Kelly Kanayama | November 29, 2016 - 3:20 pm

German Rail Company Introduces Women-Only Cars

Do gender-segregated train cars really do anything to prevent harassment?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 30, 2016 - 1:00 pm

German Model Slated To Be First Trans Man On ‘Men’s Health’ Cover

Melzer has shared that the opportunity to give further visibility for trans men is a high honor, and something he values.

Bronwyn Isaac | February 10, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Obama Goes To Germany, Enjoys An Ice Cold Brewskie At 11AM

Having just visited my motherland of Germany last month, I am very pleased to see that Obama is embracing what is one of its many exquisite offerings: delicious beer.

Katrin Higher | June 7, 2015 - 11:08 am

The World’s Oldest Pretzel Has Ruined Pretzels For Me

Last week, the world’s oldest pretzel was found in Germany. It’s 250 years old and it looks all sorts of unappetizing. Ew.

Anyway, apparently the pretzel was found…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 16, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Landlord Evicted Tenant Over Noisy Sex Swing

You think your stomping upstairs neighbor is a problem? Imagine hearing apartment 3A’s squeaky sex swing at all hours of the night. A court in Munich, Germany, sided with a…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Germany Creates 3rd Gender

Germany is the first European country to have the option of choosing neither, leaving the gender spot on their newborn’s birth certificate blank if the baby’s sex can’t be determined. Read more

Newser | November 2, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Even Sausages Are Sexist These Days

Leave it to Germany to make every kind of sausage imaginable. These Rastings sausages are designed and marketed specifically towards men or women, bearing a hyper-sexualized image of the opposite…

Mary Odell | July 1, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Nutella Thieves Are Probably Partying With Chicken & Cheese Thieves

First, a couple of dudes stole $65,000 worth of chicken wings. Then someone stole 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese. And now, thieves have made off with $21,000 worth of Nutella.

Julie Gerstein | April 9, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Did This German Dignitary Use A Nazi Salute At The Olympic Opening Ceremony?

This is a picture of an unidentified German dignitary greeting his country’s athletes during the Olympic opening ceremony this past weekend. “Tell me that guy wasn’t doing a Nazi salute…

Ami Angelowicz | July 30, 2012 - 1:20 pm

German Mayor Helpfully Allocates Parking Spaces Just For Dudes. You Know, The Hard-To-Park Ones.

A sexist asshat German mayor has designated the “more challenging” parking spaces in the municipal garage for male drivers, because parking a car is so haaaard for us little-wittle-ladies. The…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2012 - 3:20 pm
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