Douchebag Decree: Belvedere Takes Lack of Consent to New Level

Remember the brief history of this Belvedere ad? The ad, reading “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smooth,” and pictured a visibly upset woman being pulled down into the lap of a dude with the skeeviest smile ever, was posted last week on the vodka company’s Facebook page. Once... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Forever 21 Hates Your Knees

Not content to just Photoshop its models to look thinner and younger, megaretailer Forever 21 is now airbrushing out their kneecaps. Kneecaps! Sooo gross right? Read more »

Maxim's "Cure A Feminist" Spreads the Sexism Even Farther Than It Dared to Hope

I noticed a friend’s Facebook share the other day of a Maxim “article” along with a critique of the language of “lads mags.” Here’s the magazine feature, which is disgustingly violent in the most straightforward of ways, in order to give some context, but what I really want to... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Sanford Police Department

Douchebag is too flippant a word to describe what happened in Sanford, Florida. George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighbhood watch member with a history of racial profiling ... Read more »

Political Fictions: Fictionalizing History

We often hear people refer to entertainment as threat-less, as in “It’s just a movie,” or “It’s only a story.” The bullets shot in blockbuster action movies are blanks, falls from buildings are all staged, and White House-destroying explosions are created only with pixels. Fantasy, not... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Ernest Perce V, Slavery Billboard Defender

In an attempt to protest the Pennsylvania state House’s recent designation of 2012 as “The Year of the Bible” (which is admittedly messed up), two atheist groups went the fight-douche-with-douche route last week and erected a slavery-themed billboard in “... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Liz "Women in the Military Should Expect to Get Raped" Trotta

Trigger warning for discussion of rape and sexual assault. Fox News isn’t exactly known for its nuanced feminist critiques, but when pundit Liz Trotta aired her views... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Pete Hoekstra's Racist Political Ad

This morning I woke up to the news that the Census Bureau counts dad staying home with the kids as “child care arrangement” (not so much, moms who do the same thing!), and a certain, Gawker-... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Jan Brewer

“Finger wagging” doesn’t really sum up the tense moment on the tarmac: Brewer is using her white privilege to mask her anger, in an attempt to assert power over Obama. The little power play at the Phoenix Airport speaks to the age-old stereotype of black men being seen as a threat to white... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Stephen "Republicans and Democrats Sitting Together is Like Date Rape" Moore

In the frenzy of cable news chatter that followed Tuesday’s State of the Union address, one pundit stood out in the crowd, a beacon on a douchebag hill. The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore out-... Read more »