Shocker: 'Human Barbie Doll' Has Bad Ideas on Feminism, 'Race-Mixing'

If you've somehow missed the media hubbub over Valeria Lukyanova, she's a 28-year-old Ukrainian woman who's used plastic surgery and heavy makeup to transform herself into an, um, intense plastic doll-person. A new GQ profile reveals deeper insights into Lukyanova's personality and politics—Lukyanova hates feminism!… » 4/07/14 8:30pm 4/07/14 8:30pm

Ukrainian Presidential Estate Included a Private Zoo

Following the abandonment of his winter estate near Kiev by Ukrainian ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, for the first time the general public could take a peek to see how the man lived. Among the findings: a golf course, a giant boat, several fancy cars, a spa, and a private zoo. » 3/19/14 5:33pm 3/19/14 5:33pm

​Ukraine Fashion Week Forges on in Midst of Political Crisis

Despite the ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia, the 34th biannual Ukraine Fashion week is carrying on as planned—it kicked off last Friday and will continue until March 19. The event will cover over 70 different designers, although the turnout is expected to be lower given the political climate. A couple of… » 3/16/14 7:00pm 3/16/14 7:00pm

Seemingly Drunk Alaska Woman Has Angry Thoughts on Obama's 'Mom Jeans'

Sarah Palin — America's drunkest conservative aunt — sat down with Sean Hannity (America's blowhard-iest Irish uncle) recently to talk about Russia's deployment of troops in Ukraine, a situation she warned you liberals and democrats about over four years ago, only to be met with LAUGHTER and MOCKING. (To be fair, it… » 3/04/14 1:10pm 3/04/14 1:10pm

Medic Shot In Ukraine Tweets 'I Am Dying,' Reportedly Recovering Now

Anti-government protestors and riot police continue to clash in Ukraine in what may be the bloodiest day since the protests began. CNN reports that over 100 people have been killed and 500 injured since short-lived truce crumbled this morning. Like so many recent revolutions, the situation in Ukraine is playing out… » 2/20/14 2:30pm 2/20/14 2:30pm

Flames and Chaos Erupt in Kiev as 21 Die in Police Raid on Protest

The months-long standoff between Ukraine's strongarm pro-Russian president and opposition protesters in the streets of Kiev, the capital, has turned grisly in recent hours, with 18 deaths reported in clashes between police and the demonstrators. This gripping livestream is being broadcast from Kiev's main square: » 2/18/14 3:49pm 2/18/14 3:49pm

European Women Want More Than Legislation to Combat Violence

Two seemingly unrelated stories in the New York Times about violence against women in two different European countries demonstrate that if you just listen to women, they'll tell you what they need to fix a problem. A while the answer is usually more help from the government, women usually point to different solutions… » 8/19/13 11:10am 8/19/13 11:10am

Around the World in Most Searched-For Porn Words

Buzzfeed has put together what is, for practical purposes, a filmstrip about the most searched-for internet porn terms in the world, revealing some things you probably wouldn’t want to know about the apparent nationalism underpinning a population’s lascivious viewing preferences. For instance, the most searched-for… » 6/02/13 3:00pm 6/02/13 3:00pm

Young Tunisian Woman Committed To Psych Ward After Posting Topless…

A 19-year-old Tunisian girl was committed to a mental hospital by her parents after posting topless photos of herself in on a website for the Ukraine-based topless radical protest group FEMEN. Amina (last name unknown), had been corresponding online with FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko since the end of February, mostly… » 3/23/13 2:15pm 3/23/13 2:15pm

Women Are Turning Themselves Into Barbies in Bizarre Ukrainian Beauty…

After 21-year-old Valeriya Lukyanova caught international attention for turning herself into a living Barbie through plastic surgery, it's become all the rage for girls in Odessa to follow suit. As more of these "living dolls" from the city have been gaining notoriety for dramatically altering their appearances, this… » 10/17/12 12:10pm 10/17/12 12:10pm

A ‘Sleeping Beauties’ Art Exhibit Features Real Sleeping Women and a…

In creepy international news, there's an art installation in the Ukraine that doubles as a matchmaking service. "Oooo," all you current and former art history students might say, "I enjoy art and maybe it'd be cool to meet someone who obviously shares my interests." (At least, that's what you'd say if you've never seen » 8/23/12 11:55pm 8/23/12 11:55pm

Femen Protester Almost Nabs the Mystical Euro Cup

After famously topless Femen protesters crashed the economic bacchanal at Davos in January, Europe has nervously awaited the sensationalist women's rights group's next move. Would they give the popemobile an ironic carwash with egg yolks during Easter, or create a human tableaux of Judith killing Holofernes in protest… » 5/13/12 6:00pm 5/13/12 6:00pm

Belarus' Feminist Protesters Kidnapped, Stripped, & Beaten By KGB

Despite the Time Person of the Year-certified rise of "the protester," recently we've seen multiple instances of female demonstrators being stripped and harassed, from a "Tent Monster" at Occupy Melbourne to the women whose clothes were ripped off by soldiers in Cairo. The women of the Ukrainian group Femen are famous for… » 12/21/11 9:50am 12/21/11 9:50am