Another reason, as if one were needed, to harbor deep-seated feelings of anxiety and inadequacy when comparing ourselves to residents of most Northern European nations: two Swedish designers have gone ahead and invented an invisible bike helmet. It’s expensive and still very much in its early stages, but potentially a pretty incredible game-changer, as well (explanatory video below):
Elsewhere in Sweden? A group of movie theaters has started incorporating the Bechdel test—which famously rates a movie based on whether it includes more than one female character, whether they ever speak to each other, and if they do, whether or not it’s about something besides a man—into the ratings they post for films. Not that we’re not confident Last Vegas will be a box office smash over there, but still, a very nice step.
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