Douchebag Decree

Douchebag Decree: Clear Channel

Clear Channel is a behemoth—the media conglomerate owns 850 radio stations, making them the gatekeeper of mainstream radio airwaves across much of the country. And this week, the company is being a total douchebag. The crime? Refusing to run ads for the... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Charles Saatchi—Adman, Art Patron, Choker

If you only know of Charles Saatchi as the guy who recently choked his famous wife in public, you may be wondering: “Should we have seen this coming? Has Charles Saatchi always been a complete asshat?” The answer is: Kind of! And if you tend to feel that douchiness generally correlates with the... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Disney's Grab for Dia de Los Muertos and Half-Assed Apology

Oh, Disney.  We don’t always want to hate on you. Sometimes we even debate whether your princesses have gotten better over the... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Saturday Night Live Makes Trans* People Their Punchline

I’ll be the first to admit that Saturday Night Live is a totally hit or miss show these days. There are definitely some skits that cause me to cramp up from laughing so hard, while others leave me bored. I get it - it takes a lot to put on a live, hour-and-a-half variety... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Ginia Bellafante, Hater of all Non-Moms

The most frustrating about ... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Super Bowl Commercials

Before each Super Bowl, we see media obsess over two things: commercials and halftime performances. And this year was no different, especially with her majesty Beyonce giving what was arguably the best halftime show in the history of the human race.    As for the commercials, many will... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: The 10 Douchiest Reactions to the Sandy Hook Tragedy

Regardless of political leanings, gender, religion, or creed, you’d think we could all agree that what happened last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a... Read more »

10 Reasons: Our Douchebag Decree Delivers Weekly Excoriation of What to Avoid—and How to Push Back.

Over the past four years, the Douchebag Decree has become one of the most popular features on the Bitch blogs. Not because Bitch readers love douching—we know you don’t!—but because smart, savvy, feminist Bitch readers want to know when someone in the media steps out of line. Whether it... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Don't Apologize for Your Metabolism, Lady. No, Really. It's Cool.

“I think this book will probably upset a few people, i think it will be looked at wrong by some people.” Ladies and gents, Britton Delizia, master of understatement. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Mae West and Frida Kahlo's Legacies Co-Opted in the Name of Feminine Hygiene Products

Every once in a while, the stars align and we bestow Ye Olde Decree—named for a feminine hygiene product—on an actual feminine hygiene product. Today is one of those star-aligning days: Meet this week’s Decreed Douchebag, ... Read more »