Heads Up, Media: Racism is Not a "Controversy": Is all this bad news lowering the bar?

Why are we seeing some of the most disturbing revelations of racism, xenophobia, and hate speech filed neatly away under the vague header of "controversy"?

Music for Every Woman Who's Had to Fight: A New Video from Australian Artist Magnets

Using entirely found footage, Melbourne artist Magnets created a powerful, vengeful video dedicated "to all women that have had to fight."  Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Jeff Amyx, Small Business Bigot

It's almost hard to be truly angry at this type of douchebag. Almost. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Oklahoma Rep. Steve Russell

The Russell Amendment is meant primarily to override President Obama’s 2014 executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against people... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Utah's "Protecting Unborn Children" Amendment

 Can a law be a douchebag? You bet it can! Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Mike Huckabee

Dehumanizing rhetoric is often used to harm transgender people.  Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Hobby Lobby Wants to Be the Boss of Our Birth Control

I remember a simpler time when shopping at a craft store was not a political act. In those hazy golden days of about three years ago, I could simply waltz into a Hobby Lobby, purchase some fabric glue and sequins and not feel like I’d just... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: The NHL Doesn't Care About Domestic Violence

If you don’t pay attention to the thrilling world of ice hockey, you likely haven’t heard about Semyon Varlamov (above), the star goalie for the Colorado Avalanche hockey... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: DC Comics

This week's Douchebag Decree goes to DC Comics. DC, you know I love your characters. I'm willing to put up with a lot in exchange for stories about the Batfamily and Wonder Woman. But you're getting beyond the realm of acceptability. In case... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Montana's Victim-Blaming Judge G. Todd Baugh

This week's Douchebag Decree goes to the judge who coined a new term in the ever-expanding shoulder-shrugging lexicon of "legitimate" rape: "beat-up rape."  Read more »

Feeling Pretty Good About Calling Bryan Goldberg a Douchebag

Remember when we called this guy a douchebag?  I'm feeling really good about the decision, thanks to a former employee for his website, Bustle, who says ... Read more »

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