Posts tagged "uk"

Some Very Polite Counter-Protesters Convinced UK Anti-Choice Group Abort67 To Pack Up Their Protest And Go Away

The UK anti-choice abortion protesting group Abort67 -- the group that got an epic takedown from a pregnant passerby last week -- was counter-protested near an abortion clinic in London. The very polite counter-protesters put a sign up in front of Abort67’s giant picture of an aborted fetus that said, “My body, my choice.” One…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 11, 2014

The UK’s BDSM Ban In Porn And Cultural Condescension

UK’s Parliament has gone off the deep end with sexual regulation by amending their 2003 Communications Act to ban certain sexual acts in video-on-demand porn produced in the UK. The acts included are: Spanking Caning Aggressive whipping…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

“My Little Princess” Is What Would Happen If “The Bachelor” & A Renaissance Faire Had A Baby

It's kind of a fact that British TV is far superior to American TV, which is why American TV steals its best ideas from across the pond. Take the new British dating show "My Little Princess," debuting next week. "My Little Princess" is a mix of "The Bachelor" and your local Ren Faire. A fair…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 21, 2013

4 Reasons Why I Am Moving To The UK For Their Reality Television

Disclaimer: I am going to be writing about my recent trip to Paris and London A LOT over the next week or so. I know that it can be annoying when a person brags about their AMAZING vacation because you're like "Fuck off, I am trapped at my cubicle and don't give a shit about…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 26, 2012

Chloe Sevigny “Cried Every Day” Playing A Transgender Hit Man

Hmm. Actress Chloe Sevigny, no stranger to transgender characters (see: "Boys Don't Cry), says she "cried every day" while getting fitted with her prosthetic penis to play a transgender hit man in her new TV series "Hit & Miss." The show has Sevigny playing Mia, a pre-op transgender hitman, and the character's genitalia deeply upset…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 16, 2012

Check Out The Most Well-Dressed Protest Ever

Abercrombie & Fitch recently announced plans to open a children's store on Savile Row, a London street known for high-end menswear and often referred  to as "the golden mile of tailoring." Obviously, this didn't go over well with Savile Row's merchants and clientele. In response, impeccably-dressed demonstrators gathered outside the A&F store in Burlington Garde…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2012

Celebrities, Move To Sunny London!

Are you desperate for British citizenship? There was a time when you'd have to find a nice British national to marry you. But no more! Now all you have to do to set up permanent residence in the UK is win an Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, or BAFTA or at least get nominated for one…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 10, 2011

Deadbeat Dads Should Be Stigmatized Like Drunk Drivers, Says UK Prime Minister

Deadbeat dads should be stigmatized by society just like drunk drivers, UK Prime Minister David Cameron wrote in a Father's Day article for the Telegraph newspaper. Cameron blasted what he called "runaway" fathers and said society should be "genuinely hostile" and make them feel the "full force of shame heaped upon them." The prime minister…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2011

Oh No, There’s A British “Jersey Shore” — It’s Called “Geordie Shore”

American culture is spreading throughout the world ... spreading like herpes. Behold, a British version of "Jersey Shore" on MTV UK: "Geordie Shore" stars thickly accented lads and lasses Jay, Vicky, Gary, Charlotte-Letitia, James, Sophie, Greg and Holly — who says she is "fierce, flirty and I've got double Fs!" — in the northeastern city…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2011

Meet The Black Arrow, A Lady Superhero Who Saves Abused Pets

I love a superheroine as much as the next feminist, especially one who loves the fuzzy am-i-nals as much as I do. Meet "Black Arrow," an anonymous British woman who fights evil in the form of people who abuse their pets. "I make sure people aren't abusing their animals," Black Arrow told The Sun newspaper.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2011

Rich Lady’s Jokes About Cutting Back Turn Out Not To Be So Funny To Not-Rich People

Rich people are having a hard time, y'all! Cutting back on helicopter rides. Re-soling shoes instead of buying new pairs. No new clothes, handbags or makeup. It utter cruelty is what it is! These are the tongue-in-cheek gripes of Lisa Unwin, who blogged anonymously at a blog called Austerity Mum about cutting back on expense…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2011

There’s A Show Called “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” About Gyspy Teen Brides

Don't let anyone tell you reality TV shows are a scourge on American television. We may have "16 & Pregnant" and "Jersey Shore," but the UK has "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding." Apparently in its second year, "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" follows teen brides from Europe's gypsy clans, the Romany and the Travellers. Generally…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2011

9 Tips For Befriending A Brit

Between the BP oil spill and the U.S. and U.K. facing off during the World Cup, the “special relationship” across the pond has gotten seriously strained in the past few weeks. This is unfortunate considering that—as I learned from spending a decade in London—creating any relationship with a Brit is not an easy task. A…

By: Judy Batalion / June 30, 2010

British Sexual Harassment PSA Tells Men To Stop Being Gross

I wish America would show stuff like this on television: the Welsh government in the U.K. has released a PSA about sexual harassment. It outlines all the ways dudes think they're being really suave when they're actually being totally douchey. I really like that the message isn't just a blanket "sexual harassment is bad!" but…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2010

British Youth Get Domestic Violence 101

During grad school, I worked part-time in a gift shop for extra money. I’ll never forget the day glamorous, model-esque bookkeeper Lucy came into work wearing dark Chanel sunglasses. I could tell something wasn’t right. “What’s going on?” I asked. Lucy lifted her sunglasses to reveal two black eyes. Thus began my crusade to hel…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 11, 2009

An Orgasm A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, British Kids Are Told

Jeebus. Why does everybody get so freaked out when adults dare to talk about teenagers masturbating, considering horny 13-year-old guys probably jerk off more than anyone in the world? Alas, there's drama in Sheffield, England, because medical professionals are circulating a pamphlet to teens which suggests that self-pleasure might be more satisfying than, oh, having…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2009

The Frisky Guidebook: London

London needs little introduction. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, high tea at four o’ clock: even on the beaten tourist circuit, this city is a charmer. But it’s also a high-energy international center that manages to be old-world classy and cutting-edge trendy all at the same time. English-speaking and cute accents… how can you go wrong?

By: Lindsay Allen / October 2, 2008

Loud Sex Lover Banned In The UK

A couple in Southern England has been seriously putting the WHAM! BAM! in the Thank you ma’am! According to Kelly “The Screamer” Norris’ neighbors, the 29-year-old comes louder than a freight train. Even after the other apartment residents obtained a court order in 2006 to lower the volume on her bumpin’ music, slammin’ headboard, and…

By: Simcha / August 15, 2008

Eight-Year-Old Boy Redefines Romance

The following story turned even my black heart into a marshmallow rainbow where unicorns can prance. When we read about the eight-year-old British boy who proposed to his best girl at a laser tag party, we got so many warm fuzzies we nearly melted our plastic covered PC. After battling leukemia for four years, Reece…

By: Simcha / July 24, 2008

Modeling Competition For Women With Disabilities

Um, wow. I am kind of speechless. The New York Daily News reports that a new modeling show has come to town, this one called Britain's Missing Top Model. The U.K. show features models with various disabilities, like missing limbs, partial paralysis, and hearing loss. The show wants to challenge society's traditional notions of beauty,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 27, 2008
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