Douchebag Decree

Douchebag Decree: Macy's Won't Dump the Trump

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is only a week away, which means we can all look forward to the over-the-top spectacle that perfectly represents this American holiday where we give thanks via excessive gluttony and then, the following day,... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Fujitsu's Feminine Laptops, Because Pink and Purple Pens weren't Enough

  Back in August, our web editor commented on the sexism of the “BIC for Her” feminine pen debacle. She opened her blog with the quip: “Thank God I’m... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Ann Coulter vs. Richard Mourdock—It's a Douche-Off!

My what a douche-y week! In desperate times like these, we feminists have only one option…. A douche-off! In one corner, we have Ann “R-word tweeter” Coulter, an awful... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: What We Talk About When We Talk About Free Speech. (Spoiler Alert: Usually, Your Right to See Boobs)

Some weeks you just want to burn down the whole Internet, and—well, until yesterday’s torrent of hilarious post-debate memes, anyway—this has undoubtedly been one of those weeks. Last Friday afternoon, as you might have heard, or read, or absorbed via social-media osmosis, Gawker’s... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Andrew Goldman and the Tippi point for social-media jerkery

Here’s a brief test of étiquette. You’re a writer accused of asking an inappropriate question to a famous actor in a national magazine. Another writer takes you to task for what she sees as a history of this kind of inappropriateness. Your response? a.) Ignore the criticism—you can... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Facebook, [Controversial Humor], and "12 year old slut meme's"

Making matters worse—way worse—for young people online and for the world in general is a new page on Facebook called “12 year old slut meme’s” [sic], dedicated to slut-shaming and general douchebaggery. Since the page... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Elizabeth Wurtzel Thinks You're Ugly

Elizabeth Wurtzel, lawyer, memoirist and pretty lady, is heartbroken that you aren’t trying harder to look hot. And what’s worse? You’re ruining feminism. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Louisiana Charter School Bans Pregnant Students, Had "No Idea" That Was Illegal/Awful

The administration Delhi Charter School of Delhi, Louisiana, ought to be red-faced right now. Why’s that? Well, in 2006 the administration instituted a new policy: No pregnant students allowed in the classroom. The school reserved the (illegal) right to even force pregnancy tests on students... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Don't Let Chick-fil-A Distract You From the Douchiness that is the Latest Hooters Campaign

The new Hooters campaign features two owl puppets—a devil and an angel—meant to represent the internal conflict many customers face when eating fried food at what is basically the world’s least gratifying strip club. On the one hand, you consider yourself a nice person, but on the other hand... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Sexist Olympic Advertising

The Olympics started as an über-macho, male-only competition in ancient Greece. While a lot has changed since then, women are still facing sexism when it comes to the Games. Read more »