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What The Brexit Means For The U.S. And The Rest Of The World

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Company Hopes To Help Productivity By Offering Period Leave

When it comes to approaching women’s health creatively, the UK company Coexist is dealing with periods differently. The community interest firm in Bristol has introduced a policy giving female employees menstrual leave, for the sake of their own productivity.

This isn’t necessarily a new idea. Japan has given women menstrual leave since the 1920’s and… More »


Woman Gets Trapped In Subway Restaurant Freezer, Uses Ketchup To Ask For Help

UK woman Karlee Daubeney was trapped inside of freezer at a Subway restaurant in Gloucester, England for eight freaking hours starting at 11:15 p.m., where she wasn’t rescued until 7:30 a.m. the next morning.

Throughout the night, she decided to write “HELP” in big letters with ketchup on pieces of cardboard, where she… More »


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… More »


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 … More »


“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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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 Gardens… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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. More »


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 expenses… More »


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… More »


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. As… More »


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… More »


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 help… More »


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… More »


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? More »


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