Posts tagged "sweden"

Let’s All Move To Sweden, Where There’s A Vagina Mural At A Middle School

God bless the Swedes and their sensible, sex positive outlook! A middle school principal in Nykoping, Sweden has thrown his support behind a mural inside the school depicting a modern…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Sweden Now Rating Movies Based On The Bechdel Test

Sweden has introduced a movie rating system based on the Bechdel Test, which assesses whether a movie features  two or more female characters, with names, who have conversations with one…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 6, 2013 - 7:00 pm

FEMEN Activists Ripped Off Burqas To Reveal Naked Breasts Inside A Swedish Mosque

Oh, FEMEN. Whether you respect their antics or think they’re terribly offensive and annoying, you have to admit they’re good at publicity stunts! The topless feminist activist group’s latest hijinks?

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Sorry, You Can’t Name Your Kid “Mafia No Fear” In New Zealand

Oh, you were thinking of naming your son “Anal,” and you live in New Zealand? Too bad! The country’s Internal Affairs department vetoed the name, along with 76 others, claming…

Julie Gerstein | May 1, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Swedish High School Debuts Gender Neutral Locker Room

Students at a Swedish high school have requested and received a gender neutral changing room as part of the school’s locker room for any student that wants to use it.

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2013 - 9:20 am

Absolutely Terrible: Modeling Agencies Are Stalking Eating Disorder Clinics For New Models Now

Because skinny is more important than healthy, some modeling scouts in Sweden have taken to hanging around outside of eating disorder clinics to find new models. Yes, I’ll say that…

Julie Gerstein | April 18, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Sweden Shop Under Fire For Making Employees Reveal Breast Size

A lingerie shop in Sundsvall, Sweden, is in trouble for requiring that employees wear placards revealing their boob size. A Swedish employment tribunal (which sounds more smiley and blond than…

Julie Gerstein | April 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Controversy! Swedish Store Opts For Curvy Mannequins, World Implodes

A Swedish department store is at the center of a maelstrom of controversy after it used larger mannequins in its in-store displays. Spotted in a Swedish H&M, the move was…

Julie Gerstein | March 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm

In Sweden, You Can Pay To Pretend To Be Homeless For The Night

You’ve always wanted to know what it would be like to be homeless, right? (No, not at all). Wouldn’t you like to pay for the privilege of pretending to be…

Julie Gerstein | February 21, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Received Disability Benefits For His Heavy Metal Addiction

Dear Roger Tullgren AKA The Guy Who Received Disability Benefits For His Heavy Metal Addiction,
A lot of people claim to lead a heavy metal lifestyle, but as far as I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 2, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Swedish Teens Riot After Slut-Shaming On Instagram

High school students in Sweden staged a riot after a 17-year-old student posted a question on Instagram asking for “sluts” to be identified, which garnered a list of 200…

Jessica Wakeman | December 19, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: Why Toy Catalogs Make Me Roll My Eyes

Mommie Dearest is The Frisky’s new biweekly column about being a mama.

I have a love/hate relationship with catalogs. There are some that I love to flip through…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Being A Nerd Is Bad (According To The Dictionary, Anyway)

With all the “fake geek girl” controversy spreading throughout the Internet, there’s been a lot of discussion about what it really means to be a geek or a nerd and…

The Mary Sue | November 18, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Will Ferrell’s Very Will Ferrellian Swedish Old Milwaulkee Commercial

Pretty much everything Will Ferrell does is funny — even in Swedish. Ferrell did a series of commercials in Sweden for Old Milwaukee, and in one of them, he even…

Julie Gerstein | October 21, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Bacon Straight Out Of The Bottle

Bacon is awesome, right? I mean, I’m vegan and don’t eat the stuff, but I can honestly say that my mouth waters every time I smell it. Which is why…

Julie Gerstein | June 22, 2012 - 9:40 am

Stephen Colbert Has A Great Plan For Sweden’s Twitter Account

So maybe you’ve heard about Sweden’s weird Twitter experiment, wherein they’re allowing perfectly average Swedish citizens to take over the country’s Twitter account for a week at a time. The…

Julie Gerstein | June 13, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Swedish Women Put Down Their Razors, “Take The Hair Back”

It all started–as many revolutions do–with a school librarian. Lina Ehrin, a 32-year-old librarian from central Sweden, was in the audience of a national Swedish singing contest when TV cameras…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 7, 2012 - 9:20 am

Swedish Principal Tells Teen Rape Victim That “Guys Do This Kind Of Thing”

You’re on notice, Sweden. You are supposed to be the land of gender equality, meatballs and easy-to-assemble LACK coffee tables. So what is this about a school principal telling a…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Swedish Man Receives Disability For Heavy Metal Music Obsession

For some, music isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life. Take Swedish heavy metal fan Roger Tullgren. How much does he love heavy metal? So much. In fact,…

Julie Gerstein | July 25, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Swedish Taxi Boss Emailed Staff Pix Of Secretaries In G-Strings For Christmas

Most inappropriate Christmas card ever: the boss of a Swedish taxi company emailed holiday greetings to his staff featuring pictures of the company’s secretaries’ bottoms as they bent over in…

Jessica Wakeman | February 8, 2011 - 3:40 pm