DNA research on a warrior grave in Sweden seems to confirm what the stories in Viking sagas would suggest: women, too, could serve as high-status warriors in Viking society.Read More
After 27 Incidents of Sexual Assault Reported, Massive Swedish Music Festival May Be Replaced by Women-Only Event
Following the festival's cancellation, one woman wrote on Twitter, "What do you think about putting together a really cool festival where only non-men are welcome, that we’ll run until ALL men have learned how to behave themselves?" That idea ended up having a lot of supporters.Read More
Women in Sweden now have a number they can call after they've been mansplained to.Read More
These boxes, which transform into "Happy Goggles," will be available in a few select Swedish stores March 5th and March 12th.Read More
Publisher Albert Bonniers and the Swedish Women’s Lobby are distributing the book to Swedish high-school students as "a stepping stone for a discussion about gender equality and feminism."Read More
The Muppets would be so proud.
Today is Cheese Doodle Day, evidently, so this morning Nyhetsmorgon host Jenny Strömstedt asked her viewers for tips on how to best "prepare" them (because I guess just eating them out of the bag with your greasy cheese-stained fingers isn't proper in Sweden). Then her co-host suggested she try to flip them in the air while frying them over a stove, and everything worked out for the best. Wait. Is the best supposed to be on fire?Read More
To Catch a Redditor?
They're going to skip the ass-kicking part, though.Read More
If you're getting sentimental for derogatory terms, it's time to check your privilege.
Pippi Longstocking, the heroine of Astrid Lindgren's books and a 1969 TV show, helped popularize "girl power before it was known." And now the nine-year-old, a cultural icon in Sweden since the first book was published in 1945, has received a much-needed modern update to remove racial slurs and reflect Sweden's diversity—and fans are not happy about it.Read More
How soon can we move to Sweden?
Welp, guess the social justice warrior dystopia is here! Time to pack up, everyone. Great work!Read More
My hair looks way worse than this after waiting for the subway in the morning.
Subway advertisements are generally pretty lame - unless you're in Stockholm, apparently. Haircare company Apotek installed some hi-tech sensors into the monitors projecting their video ads on subway platforms, and the results are mind-blowing. Because, there's wind, and... you're right, that was terrible. Anyways, just watch the video.Read More
A Series of Fallopian Tubes
Yeah, this is about LARPing, and it's totally awesome.
A Battlestar Galactica-inspired live-action role-playing game that featured 140 characters, detailed costumes, and the interpersonal conflicts and relationships that defined the rebooted Galactica took place in March on a retired naval destroyer in Sweden, which is pictured above. Yes, all of this happened before, and its creators want it all to happen again in the United States.Read More
Sometimes riots happen. Sometimes Swedish teenagers send sexy pictures to each other. Sometimes riots happen because Swedish teenagers send sexy pictures to each other. That's what happened when a group teenagers swarmed the school of a girl accused of posting sexy pictures on Instagram. The riot also spilled over to a local mall, scaring unwitting holiday shoppers. Rioting teenagers in a mall is exactly what old people at malls are afraid of.Read More
As if his new life in a Swedish prison for allegedly hacking the tax records of Swedish company Logica weren't bad enough, The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg ("anakata" to his pirate friends) is now facing additional suspicions of aggravated fraud and attempted aggravated fraud. While the they are currently considered only "suspicions" and not "charges," that's all officials need to detain someone indefinitely because that's how they do things in Sweden.Read More
Nuclear plant security is one of those things that pretty much everyone agrees on. In essence, it's probably a bad idea to let just anyone wander around a nuclear facility without proper clearance. Just wanting security to be without faults doesn't make it that way, unfortunately. After around 70 Greenpeace activists swarmed two nuclear plants in Sweden, six managed to avoid security overnight by hiding out on rooftops. In fact, plant owner Vattenfall claimed that all the activists had been detained and their security measures had worked.Read More