My name is Sarah Brin. I'm a writer and curator in the Bay Area. I was the first person to ever put a bandana on a Golden Retriever. You can email me at sarahbrin (at) gmail dot com.
The redesign eliminated some traditional badge pursuits and relegated others — like painting and simple meal preparation — to “legacy” status and added a host of new pursuits, including digital filmmaking, financial literacy, eating local, social innovation and business etiquette.
This definition marks him, like the atavistic, dusty rubber douchebags of our grandmothers’ generation, as a useless, sexist tool. Armed with this refined definition, I believe the term “douchebag” is the white racial slur we have all been waiting for. We have only to realize this. White privilege itself has blinded us to the true nature of the douchebag’s identity. But it’s been there all along.