The United States of Bros: A Map and Field Guide

Like "hipster" and "douchebag," the word "bro" has been applied to such a vast swath of American culture that it seems no one is really sure what it means anymore. Turns out, much of that confusion can be attributed to the fact that a bro is different depending on where in the Bronited States of Bromerica you're currently… » 4/02/14 1:00pm 4/02/14 1:00pm

I Tried BroApp and It Did Not Turn Me Into an Awesome Boyfriend

Every day on my way to work, I spend the entire train ride deleting inane press releases from my email inbox. Diet pills? Delete. A series of seminars on how to convince your boyfriend to propose? Delete. The launch of a new cake flavored vodka made especially for tampon soakage? .... Archive. But the other week, one… » 3/05/14 12:58pm 3/05/14 12:58pm

Meet the Orthodox Woman Behind 'Move the Fuck Over, Bro' Blog

Over at The Jewish Daily Forward, Save the Assistants author Lilit Marcus has the first ever interview with Tzipporah, the blogger who started "Move The Fuck Over, Bro," a blog that posts surreptitiously taken photographs of men who seem to deliberately or obliviously take up too much room on public transportation. » 1/15/14 9:40am 1/15/14 9:40am

Let's All Take Fashion Advice From This Awesomely Ridiculous Frat Boy

It's a time honored tradition for frat boys to lazily dress themselves in polo shirts (collar popped), shower shoes and puka shell necklaces, but now a fashion-forward member of an Emory University fraternity has come along to ruin everything by teaching his fellow frat brothers how to clean up their sartorial acts.… » 11/13/13 5:00pm 11/13/13 5:00pm

'Motorboating for Breast Cancer' Campaign Promotes Douchebag Awareness

Every year, millions of American men and boys are infected with douchebaggery — a soul-fatal condition in 90% of cases. While we know frustratingly little about the causes of douchebaggery, we see its devastating effects all around: public urination, the continuing popularity of Tosh.0, and, now, this latest Useless… » 10/16/13 11:20am 10/16/13 11:20am

Frat Bro Issues a Damn Good Apology for Rapey 'Rapebait' Email

Last week, a gross, rapey email sent to the entirety Georgia Tech's Phi Kappa Tau fraternity by the house's social chair went viral. Rightfully so; it was a rapey, misogynistic piece of trash that referred to getting women as "luring rapebait." Now, the author of the infamous letter has offered an apology— and a damn… » 10/10/13 4:10pm 10/10/13 4:10pm

College Bro Sends Insane 'Luring Your Rapebait' Guide to Entire Frat

Is there anything that stupid assholes love more than unfunny rape jokes? The latest installment in the saga of the neverending love affair between awful men and the women who don't want to have sex with them comes from one of the Phi Kappa Tau brothers at Georgia Tech, and it's a doozy. Called "Luring Your Rapebait,"… » 10/07/13 3:40pm 10/07/13 3:40pm

Finance Dude Asks Clients to Vote For Him in Sad Sexy Banker Contest

Even though the title of sexiest banker was given out long ago (Meredith Whitney, duh), some who work in finance remain unsatisfied, I guess. What other possible explanation would there be for a banking career website to sponsor a "sexiest banker poll" and invite users to vote? And what deep, all-consuming sadness would… » 10/03/13 4:20pm 10/03/13 4:20pm

Dude-Bros, Just Trying to Help, Create Site Ranking Sorority Girls

"Cornell Fetch," a website that lets visitors rank sorority sisters, has garnered massive amounts of outrage and page views — more than a million hits in three days. Undergrads feel objectified, university officials are disturbed, and the founders are absolutely loving it. One of them spoke to us about why they feel the… » 8/16/13 3:00pm 8/16/13 3:00pm

Are You A Woman? Take This Douchebag's Quiz And Find Out!

This week, the former student body President at the University of Texas named Thor published a blog post entitled "What I've Learned About Women." People mocked the shit out of it, because it reads like Bret Easton Ellis freebased Pixie Stix until he forgot how to speak English and then re-taught himself using 5 second… » 8/16/13 1:40pm 8/16/13 1:40pm

Let's Bro-ify ALL the Woman Products So Men Won't Feel Like Pussies

We've covered at length the ways in which traditionally "male" fields and products (like pens!) are targeted at women: we ladies, weeping flowers that we are, are often offered a sanitized, delicate — often pink — version of a traditionally male product. The reverse situation is just as telling: when traditionally "female" … » 7/25/13 11:10am 7/25/13 11:10am

How Bro Is a Bro? Let's Consult Our Bro-proval Matrix

And now for the most important question of our time: what is a "bro," exactly? It was the second-most popular plea for clarity my parents made while visiting me at college (the first most popular was, "Why in God's name are you basically pursuing a degree in analyzing vampire erotica?"). "Callie," they would ask, "what do you … » 6/24/13 2:15pm 6/24/13 2:15pm