Douchebag Decree: American Apparel and Target: Hypocrite Corporations Using LGBTQ Pride to Make Money

American Apparel and Target you have earned our Douchebag Decree for trying to coporatize LGBTQ Pride although you have been anti-inclusive and homophobic. While Pride might only happen every June, it takes more than a recognition one month out of the year to truly be a company that cares about queer issues. 

American Apparel's Next XL Top Model

Nancy’s tumblr (called extra wiggle room in response to AA’s message to women who “need a little extra wiggle room where it counts”) is full of photos of her posing in various levels of dress with various levels of dressing... Read more »

The Unbearable Presence of Hair: American Apparel's Bush Administration

I like the conversations American Apparel inevitably starts whenever it comes out with a new advertising campaign. I’m not being snarky—some of the most radical (meaning at the root of) discussions about feminism I enter into start because American Apparel can’t seem to stop. Well (and... Read more »

Lookism: OK If It's at the Hands of a Multinational Corporation

Mary Elizabeth Williams doesn't want to be sold pants by an ugly person. In her recent article for Salon, Williams maintains that the appearance-centered hiring practices and employee... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Terry "Creepy Uncle" Richardson

Disclaimer: I'm about to shamefully make a Huey Lewis & the News reference: It's hip to be...a perv? Well, Terry... Read more »

American Apparel Just Keeps Getting Pornier (Plus: Are You Hot Enough to Peddle Neon Spandex and Cotton V-Necks?)

As devoted readers may be aware, Dov Charney and his hip-tastic empire, American Apparel, have irked a Bitch blogger or two over the years. From the company's racist Afrika campaign to Charney's infamous... Read more »

AA Strikes Again: "Legalize Gay" Shirts

While I've made my feelings about American Apparel clear in the past, they certainly are making themselves into a moving target. Picking up the slack left behind by... Read more »

American Apparel Answers Back

I'm the type of person who likes to think of themselves as flying under the radar. So you can imagine my surprise when I woke up yesterday to find an email from American Apparel in reference to my blog post from Wednesday. I'll include... Read more »

Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Disgust

Today started, like so many others, with criticism of a new American Apparel ad sweeping the feminist blogosphere.    However... Read more »

And speaking of t-shirts

H/T to Samhita at feministing... Big news in the world of hipster clothing: American Apparel launches new "Afrika" collection! (If you're unfamiliar with the shadiness that is American Apparel, go here, and here.  Or here, or here... I'm sure there are many, many more.)    Read more »