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Swedish Teens Riot After Slut-Shaming On Instagram

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  • 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 streets and at the mall. Damn, Sweden. You’re making us Americans look like we don’t give a shit about slut-shaming! [The Local SE]
  • Will a third attempt at a U.S. women’s soccer league be able to stay afloat? [New York Times]
  • On creating the best possible sexual assault policies for universities. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Why the GOP needs more black women. [The Root] Keep reading »

Mommie Dearest: Why Toy Catalogs Make Me Roll My Eyes

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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? (I don’t even have a patio.) The holiday season provides me with an ample supply of these catalogs, depositing no less than three catalogs a day into my mailbox. However, they’re not all fantasy furnishings and expensive gadgets. The majority of the catalogs I receive actually cause me to roll my eyes, gnash my teeth and fill my already stuffed recycling bin to the brim: toy catalogs promoting tired traditional gender stereotypes. Keep reading »

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

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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 to change the official definition of the word “nerd” so that it no longer has a derogatory connotation. Read more…

Will Ferrell’s Very Will Ferrellian Swedish Old Milwaulkee Commercial

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Will Ferrell For Old Milwaukee

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 speaks the language. In this clip, taped directly off Swedish television, Ferrell says, “This is my boat. This is my woman. And this is my beer. Old Milwaukee. It OK.” [YouTube]

Bacon Straight Out Of The Bottle

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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 I am happy to tell you about Squeez Bacon, a real, actual product that consists of partially reconstituted bacon made into an easy-to-spread paste. Developed in Sweden after World War II by a particularly creative chef looking for a new way to process bacon, Squeez Bacon is now available in the U.S. According to its advertising, “Vilhelm Lillefläsk’s Squeez Bacon® is fully cooked 100% bacon. Due to the patented electro-mechanical process by which Squeez Bacon® is rendered, it requires no preservatives or other additives. Each serving is as healthy as real bacon, and equivalent to 4 premium slices of bacon!” Slop some on a burger or use it to flavor your lemonade, no big deal. [$7.99, ThinkGeek]

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

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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 nation’s current national Twitterer is a woman named Sonja, who seems mildly obsessed with Hitler and Jews and “The Little Mermaid.” Don’t believe us? Check out this Tweet…

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

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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 captured a shot of her cheering wildly with her arms raised–armpit hair clearly exposed. A fan of the show posted a screengrab of Lina on Facebook, which quickly racked up thousands of angry comments declaring Lina dirty, ugly, and disgusting for choosing not to shave her pits. To combat the hate, a group of young activists created a Facebook event page called Ta Håret Tillbaka! (Take the Hair Back!), where people could voice their support for Lina and post photos of their own body hair. With over 15,000 members and hundreds of photos shared, the movement is quickly gaining momentum. Lina, for one, is shocked at the attention: “I mean, there are wars going on in the world, yet crazy people are sitting here commenting on this … I can’t believe a little bit of hair on a woman is such a big thing.”

So, what do you think of this personal grooming drama? Do you shave your armpits? How often?  Would you ever put down your razor to make a statement? [Vice]

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

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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 teenaged student who was raped that “guys do this kind of thing, you have to get used to it?” Keep reading »

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, he successfully petitioned the Swedish government to classify his heavy metal obsession as a disability. Now, thanks to an in-depth psychological analysis, the 42-year-old part-time dishwasher receives state benefits and has been granted a special dispensation to play his music at work and attend heavy metal shows during scheduled work hours as long as he makes up the time at a later date. Keep reading »

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 g-strings. According to IceNews, the Orebo taxi boss asked employees to match the secretary to the ass depicted in the photo in a multiple-choice quiz.”We couldn’t believe it. It was not even funny,” a female employee told Swedish newspaper, Nerikes Allehanda. The boss is now being investigated for sexism by the transport workers’ union, who first learned of the email after Christmas (although I wonder if the meaning of “sexism” and “sexual harassment” were lost in translation). And I’m sure you’ll be shocked — shocked! — to hear this guy has allegedly been accused of inappropriate behavior in the past. Try to keep your “Secretary” fantasies out of the office, people. [IceNews] Keep reading »

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