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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

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  • 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! Awesome. [Jezebel]
  • Forty reasons we still need feminism. [Buzzfeed]
  • Anna Holmes, founder of the lady blog Jezebel, talks with Lifehacker about how she works. [Lifehacker]
  • New research into in vitro fertilization success rates indicates that white women are more likely than women of other races to have sex with the treatment. [Mirror] Keep reading »

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

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topless women rip off veils in 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 written across their stomachs. Keep reading »

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

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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
  • .

Yes, somebody wanted to name their child the punctuation symbol for “period.” Keep reading »

Swedish High School Debuts Gender Neutral Locker Room

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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 not defined by gender. Trans folks (and gay folks) all around the world are discriminated against by people who assume they use opposite-gender bathrooms just to leer; it’s particularly hard on trans kids who are, in many cases, already susceptible to bullying. A gender neutral space gives those bigots no excuse. This Stockholm suburb is the same place that discourages preschoolers from calling each other “him”/”her”/”boy”/”girl” and instead identify each other as “friends.” Between your progressive ideas about gender and your IKEA meatballs, you’re not doing anything to make me not love you, Sweden. [Huffington Post] [Photo of girl in gym locker room via Shutterstock]

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

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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 them modeling contracts. Dr. Anna-Maria af Sandeberg, who helps run the clinic, said the scouts are “repugnant” and send the “wrong signals when the girls are being treated for eating disorders.” Keep reading »

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