Gillette attacking men

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Jan 16 124 Comments

For context. Gillette attacked masculinity in a really controversial and offensive ad. It attacked every type of man possible and made them into a wife beating misogynist who is worthless. Interesting ad...

Curious if anybody is going to drop them and go with something else? If you are going with something else, can you specify in the comments?

Lots of people talking about the Dollar Shave Company, should we buy stock in them right now?

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  • Google 9yearold
    I will never apologize for being male, because I have nothing to apologize for. Fuck Gillette.
    Jan 16 28
    • Google / Mgmt starlight1
      ^ what do you mean?

      Think logically, or if you can't do that objectively try to use analogies. What if someone made a video against "black violence" urging black people not to be violent. What if they called it "toxic blackism" or something. What would you do? Don't take it personally? Claim that the video is not against black people? It's only against the toxic black behavior only? Do you realize how big of an idiot you are?

      Toxic blackism -} toxic masculinity; swap the word and think about it logically.
      Jan 17
    • New / Mgmt rs39
      It’s certain men that are careless with women, if your not, then they aren’t referring to you! But as a whole we can do better! All they want to accomplish is spreading the word! A simple reminder how woman should be treated!
      Jan 18
    • Google / Mgmt starlight1
      ^ "it's certain that black Americans are more violent than white or other races. If you're not, then they aren't referring to you when they denounce toxic blackism! As a whole we can do better! All they want to accomplish is spreading the word! A simple reminder how people should be treated!"

      Get it, turd?
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft DangerRngr
      Does a blackhole emit starlight?
      Jan 18
    • New / Mgmt rs39
      You must be a millennial! Turd
      Jan 18
  • Facebook
    B13captain

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    B13captainmore
    If you saw that ad and thought “hey they’re attacking all men” you either have a hard time interpreting non-literal things (likely enough for an app full of engineers) or you identify with the men portrayed in the ad and don’t have any role models in your life who show good behaviors.

    Gillette obviously knows what they’re doing. It’s not like coke went out of business when they got shit for showing black people in their ads, or Nike took a hit for supporting protesters. By all means, burn your razor or post on Facebook about how being a MAN is what makes America great. Literally most people don’t care what you think
    Jan 16 14
    • Facebook
      B13captain

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      New grad with 10yoe
      B13captainmore
      Shh bby is ok
      Jan 16
    • Microsoft hellobyby
      I wasn’t even a stem major - majored in humanities. This is your problem - you assume dumb shit that’s divorced from reality.

      Why don’t you quit Facebook if you care about women. Your CEOs first app literally was “rate hot women”.
      Jan 16
    • Facebook
      B13captain

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      BIO
      New grad with 10yoe
      B13captainmore
      Keep grasping, you’ll make it one day
      Jan 16
    • Microsoft hellobyby
      Keep being sexist - looking forward to 6 more years of MAGA because this rallies our base and recruits more moderates to it.
      Jan 16
    • Palo Alto Networks LWtE67
      Guy from Microsoft and guy from Facebook scolding each other about morality 😂🤣. To be fair though, I'm genuinely confused why people are triggered by this ad.
      Jan 16
  • Genentech PapaBeary
    Gillette attacked toxic masculinity. If you don't know the difference between masculinity and toxic masculinity, you are going to get poisoned soon.
    Jan 16 15
    • Palo Alto Networks LWtE67
      Jan 16
    • Google / Mgmt starlight1
      ^ The SJW PC mob at Gillette will be more triggered from the fallout of this. Wait and watch, turd.
      Jan 16
    • Palo Alto Networks LWtE67
      If you're talking about unemployed crazy people who need mental health assistance and wear masks and flip cars, sure. If you're talking about liberals, you work in a company that's like 80% liberal, and I'm sure it's going to be business as usual, because liberals don't freak out about non-issues like a fucking shaving commercial.
      Jan 16
    • Google / Mgmt starlight1
      ^ brainwashed libtard spotted! "Liberals don't freak out about non issues" yeah right! I enjoy watching liberal turds flip out when folks like Jordan Peterson or Dave Rubin arrive at college campuses for talks and honest debate. You should watch them squirm and find all sorts of excuses to obstruct the event or hurl baseless accusations! 😆😆 Stop drinking the KoolAid of stupidity that is leftist propaganda and ideology. Start questioning what you see around you. Don't be a libtard.
      Jan 16
    • New / Eng |l|l||l|l|
      Those art major liberals aren't the same ones as silicon valley tech liberals.
      Jan 16
  • Microsoft URFakeNews
    OP
    Men don’t need fixing. All men aren’t sexually harassing women. The ad was in poor taste.
    Jan 16 7
    • Applied Material anon-mouse
      ^^ oh yea because that’s the same thing as rape and assault
      Jan 16
    • Facebook
      B13captain

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      B13captainmore
      I’d be careful on lamenting the “only marry for money” thing. If that goes away then 90% of Blind dies alone. I mean, most will probably end up dying alone anyways, but at least with their money they get a few good years of companionship before their VP sends out an email commending them on several years of great work before they passed.
      Jan 16
    • Microsoft DangerRngr
      OP I can tell you that your fragile male ego is not gonna get you laid much... 😂
      Jan 16
    • Intuit CowsRfuzzy
      Women need to stop marrying men for their money, they need to pay back men they fooled into raising children that aren't biologically theirs, and making false rape allegations. Direct that message to ALL women, just like this commercial is directed to all men. Because this shit is 50/50 abuse.
      Jan 16
    • Microsoft DangerRngr
      ⬆️someone got triggered...
      Jan 17
  • Oracle doznuts
    Real men don't shave. They also don't get offended by a silly TV commercial.
    Jan 16 1
    • Cisco / QA StoneHeart
      laziness maketh a real man!
      Jan 16
  • Intuit CowsRfuzzy
    It'd be like making a commercial to all women to be better, because some of them are catty, gossipy, money grubbing lying shit heads beyond the pale. But let's just focus on the other 50% of the population.
    Jan 16 2
    • Oath / Eng fat
      I hope the next tampon commercial follows this path.
      Jan 16
    • Facebook
      B13captain

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      B13captainmore
      There actually are plenty of ad campaigns for women’s products that have pushed and branded as counter-culture. Encouraging women to support each other instead of tear each other down, focus more on career and less on looks, etc. Money don’t discriminate, if they can make the angle work they’ll do it
      Jan 16
  • Microsoft 4655434b
    White male here... no idea why anyone would find this ad offensive... if you’re not one of ‘those’ men mo harm, if you are, maybe take a moment and reflect. I’m sure if they showed a similarly styled piece about anti-slavery to a bunch of slave owners, the reaction would’ve been similar to that of OP
    Jan 16 4
    • Uber / Eng NafBnt
      Omg such an ally
      Jan 16
    • Uber / Eng NafBnt
      Good for you for being a white male here and still siding with the woke side. Are you also straight and cis-gendered?? Would really add a lot to the argument
      Jan 16
    • Microsoft 4655434b
      U seem angry, does that happen often?
      Jan 16
    • Uber / Eng NafBnt
      You seem hella woke, does that happen often?
      Jan 16
  • Microsoft Big Pun
    Im glad my fusion pro glide $ went into making this ad that offended OP’s fragile ego.
    Jan 16 0
  • New tLFu71
    The cancer that is social justice strikes again. The ad will be very expensive for them. Insulting your entire primary customer base isn’t a path to success. The ad firm they hired is well know social justice warriors that live in fantasy land. The only thing toxic was the ad and those who made it. Stop pussifying men. Women outside the liberal shit hole coasts still like real men.
    Jan 16 3
    • Oath / Eng fat
      Gillette’s primary customer base is toxic men? Maybe they don’t want them as customer anyway.
      Jan 16
    • Uber / Eng NafBnt
      Honestly they probably did some market research and learned that real men aren’t shavingf anymore. So to solidify their market share of the pussified men (btw dope word you made up, gonna start using that one) they put out this ad to show their SJW-ness. All we can do is stop shaving our beards now
      Jan 16
    • Microsoft Big Pun
      Trump shaves, so he must be a puss. I always knew it. I mean cadet bone spurs.
      Jan 16
  • Apple Snut Ella
    The pussification of the conservative white male is staggering. That an ad can can so easily get your panties in such a wad is proof of your cowardice.

    Boys, go talk to your mothers or sisters about what a real man is. They have a lot to teach you.
    Jan 16 2
    • Uber / Eng NafBnt
      I will get on my knees for a woman to just please TEACH me the ways! I need some liberals like you or just any woman how to please teach me how to be a real man!!
      Jan 16
    • Uber / Eng NafBnt
      Can you send me a DM? Would like to pay for your lessons over Skype or zoom. I have high TC and looking for your liberal expertise on being a real man
      Jan 16
  • Facebook Donburi
    They over generalized the behavior of men and gave guidance to all men “to be better”.
    Jan 16 0
  • Google / Mgmt Lovedoo
    When was the last time you let an ad tell you what to buy? Also why would you buy overpriced Gillette crap?
    Jan 16 0
  • Microsoft URFakeNews
    OP
    Ladies, if your man isn’t grabbing/smacking your ass. You have a girlfriend.
    Jan 16 4
    • Facebook
      B13captain

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      B13captainmore
      OP, are you a Ford guy or a Chevy guy? What kinda truck you load your guns into on the way to the country concert?
      Jan 16
    • Microsoft URFakeNews
      OP
      I already know you drive a Prius.

      In the left lane.
      Jan 16
    • Facebook
      B13captain

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      New grad with 10yoe
      B13captainmore
      This is fake news
      Jan 16
    • Microsoft URFakeNews
      OP
      Your moms virginity was fake news.
      Jan 16
  • So clever. This way anyone who dares to convey dislike for this commercial is a woman hating prick. Not only that but youre raising little Hitler youths to perpetuate your horrific, entitled, sexist world view, you chauvinist pigs! God damn it I hate my generation so much. You wonder why people elected that fucking idiot in the white house? Things like this.

    This is such a sneaky form of arguing. "Oh how can you be mad at a company for telling men not to do bad things? You just want to do those bad things and are upset!”

    Really? Really??? You think the men who have a problem with this ad are just pissed off that they've been told they cant slap women around or treat them like shit? Nonsense.They have a problem with being constantly attacked because they have the AUDACITY to question the assertion being made all over the place these days, and fueled by metoo, that all women are treated like they live in 1950s Alabama and that masculinity itself and those neanderthals who practice it are to blame.

    This wildly oppressive form of “enlightenment” is disturbing and men seriously need to start pushing back.
    Jan 16 2
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      How would men “push back”?
      Jan 17
    • Apple Snut Ella
      You don’t listen much do you. Most men, and I do mean most, know the commercial doesn’t apply to them. We don’t harass. We do respect people, not just other men. We don’t worship violence. We try hard every day to be responsible, capable, and kind. We take no offense from such things, even if we believe they may be overwrought, because what they aim to do is make us better men.

      Now I don’t speak for women. But I doubt many, even ardent metoo supporters argue that things haven’t improved since the 50’s. They demonstrably have. But harassment and disrespect is still common (see Blind if you don’t believe me) and driving this to zero is the point.
      Jan 17
  • Google / Eng ligma🐔
    People who pay $20 for a small pack of shitty razors are morons anyway.

    Look into old school DE Razors and some Feather blades to shave with, so inexpensive and much much better shave than what you'd get with Gillette
    Jan 16 2
    • I shave with a f*cking hatchet blade, like a real man.
      Jan 16
    • Amazon 8==🤠
      Jan 16
  • Microsoft 4655434b
    Wonder if women would be this upset with an ad that suggested self improvement was needed....
    Jan 17 4
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Lol, you mean like 80% of the ads aimed at women?
      Jan 17
    • Microsoft eidbdbdj
      I’ve never seen an ad aimed at women that was like “wow, women you really suck. You should do better”
      Jan 17
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Check out yogurt, personal hygiene, or parenting ads aimed at women.

      https://youtu.be/_oo1UDziAn0
      Jan 17
    • Microsoft eidbdbdj
      Lol that was a terrible commercial too.
      Jan 17
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    For at least 100 years, US advertising has used “how to be a real man/how to be a real woman” as the (often overt or even stated) subtext for probably 2/3rds of ad aimed at teens and adults.

    It’s only when one says “don’t be a dick about it” that people complain 🤦‍♂️
    Jan 16 3
    • Microsoft 4655434b
      Nah, ppl complain all the time with and without reason
      Jan 16
    • Microsoft crustysock
      You should stop mansplaining, ogling, bullying and generally stop being rapy @EllisDee
      Jan 16
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Ok
      Jan 16
  • Microsoft URFakeNews
    OP
    How about an ad that focuses on women improving their driving? But only focused on women who drive poorly of course. Nobody should be offended, we’re only focused on the problem people. Show video of women driving without checking mirrors, show multi cultured women speeding in school zones, show women not using their turn signals and parking their minivans sideways. Women driving their Prius slow in the left lane.

    “Women, you can do better”

    Great ad, right?
    Jan 16 1
    • Microsoft 4655434b
      If women driving poorly resulted in a social norm/imbalance, then, by all means, do run that ad
      Jan 16
  • Apple Snut Ella
    What about “Prompted me to switch to Gillette?”
    Jan 16 4
    • Facebook
      B13captain

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      B13captainmore
      It’s a trump campaign style poll, so the range of possible responses is shifted. “Most people think trump is doing an okay job or better”... but options were Incredible Job, Better Than Most, Very Solid, and Just Okay
      Jan 16
    • Apple Snut Ella
      You mean this is a troll rather than a poll. That’s unheard of!
      Jan 16
    • Microsoft URFakeNews
      OP
      I included a “yes” option” not everything is a conspiracy. Put your tinfoil hats away.
      Jan 16
    • Facebook
      B13captain

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      New grad with 10yoe
      B13captainmore
      Praying you’re not in a quantitative role at MS
      Jan 16
  • Oath / Eng fat
    Men offended by TV commercial is the perfect example of fragile masculinity.

    You betas need to go cry to your mamas.
    Jan 16 1
    • Microsoft / Data T Gracchus
      They are literally the biggest the fucking snowflakes.

      The irony reeks.
      Jan 17

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