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Hope Solo Is Suspended From The U.S. National Team, Which Is Becoming A Pattern

Because she’s been suspended before and apparently didn’t learn her lesson, her punishment was even worse this time around. More »


Sweden Is Deporting A Gay Liberian Soccer Player Back To The Homophobic Country

Liberia can be a dangerous place for an openly gay man. More »


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 they don’t mean REALLY abort. But this batshit idea would allow a potential father to legally abdicate his responsibility toward the child up to the… More »


Kanye West Found Divine Inspiration At IKEA

I feel the Holy Spirit stirring in me. More »


A Swedish Children’s Choir Pranked An Old Man In The Sweetest Way Possible

In NYC I consider it a successful commute anytime the train doesn’t stall and I don’t have to smell urine. By the looks of a recent video posted by STHLM Panda, it seems Sweden has much more magical public transportation.

Erling, who looks somewhat like a beefier Bernie Sanders, is met by one boy at first. More »


Sweden Has A New, Gigantic Snow Penis

Viva la Snow Wang! More »


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists Will Be Given To Every 16-Year Old In Sweden

Clearly, we should all expatriate immediately. More »


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 art-style vagina.

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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 another about something other than a man. Now Swedes can easily decide whether to see a movie based on whether it treats women like human beings! More »


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? Going into a mosque in Stockholm, Sweden, while wearing burqas and then whipping off the veils to reveal their bare breasts underneath and political slogans… More »


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 they were inappropriate, bizarre or offensive. A sampling of some of the verboten names?

4Real
V8
Queen Victoria
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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. Soedra Latins upper secondary school already has male and female locker rooms, but students proposed last year that they have an additional space for students… More »


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 again: modeling scouts are approaching girls — some of them too weak to stand — at the Stockholm Center for Eating Disorders and offering themMore »


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 frightening) found the company guilty of gender discrimination, and awarded employees financial compensation for the gaffe. … More »


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 lauded by the group Women’s Rights News for offering up a more realistic example of what women’s bodies look like, and more than 30,000 commenters… More »


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 homeless for the night? (No, not really). Faktum Hotel, in Gothenberg, Sweden, will give you the opportunity. For just $10, you can get to be… More »


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 know, you’re the only one who has had three separate psychologists confirm that your obsession with heavy metal is actually a clinical addiction. More »


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 pictures of 13- and 14-year-old kids. In response, other students — including older siblings — went after the original poster and then rioted in the… More »


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 and pretend that I have the money to burn. Who wouldn’t want her own cotton candy machine, night vision goggles, or handcrafted teak patio furniture? More »


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 how geekdom and nerddom relates—or should relate—to the mainstream.

And now campaigners in Sweden have gotten into the fracas, petitioning the Swedish Academy… More »


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