On Our Radar: Jenni Rivera, Trolls, and Mental Illness

This week has unfortunately been filled with tragedy.  When we weren’t reading the news, we were reading up on some of this week’s other big issues.  Here’s what we found: Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash in Mexico this past weekend.  Here’s an excellent... 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 »

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 »