Building PowerMen Give Gillette The Middle Finger (self.TheRedPill)
submitted 7 months ago * by Endorsed ContributorKeffirLime
Gillette seems to have landed themselves in one of the largest advertising shitstorms in recent memory. Their latest virtue signalling flop goes on a lengthy, painful monologue about how the "misbehavings" of men having gone on far too long. It features all your favorite characters, toxic masculinity, mansplaining, cat-calling, "boys will be boys", painting an overall picture that modern men are pieces of shit and need to start doing better.
Now, I'm not sure if it's excess soy in the office coffee machine, or the extensive diversity training going on at P&G, but never have I seen a business stray so far from their customer base and completely miss the mark as spectacularly as they have. The customer relations team clearly took an extended Christmas break. A simple survey, or target market analysis would have forewarned them about the media tsunami they were about to sail themselves into.
This is what happens when you pander to a child. That screaming, screeching, emotion driven, reason-less, blue haired child, who has never spent a day in the real world. The one who shouts loudest, moans about how terrible the world is, and that she's owed it all. The one who most people simply ignored, let it kick and scream, make it's scene and avoided aslong as it wasn't them getting dragged into the courtroom on a #metoo claim.
The child who also just happened to be a massive minority. The one who doesn't speak for the masses and the one who certainly doesn't speak for men. You see, Gillette missed the pendulum swing, they missed Trump being elected, they missed Brexit, Bolsonaro, Trudeaux's current approval rating, yellow vest protests. They missed the signs. While the rest of the world was getting tired of that screaming, moaning child and started sending it to it's room, Gillette thought it's was the right time to feed it Candy.
I can just Imagine the boardroom discussion, filled with SJW hires, thinking they we're about to receive a world of praise for leading the movement against the big bad patriarchy, and all it's oppression's on woman, but instead were greeted with a viscious backlash and a valuable lesson, insulting and demonizing your customer base is probably not good for business.
They tried to justify it. Firstly as, "not all men", you know, the tagline libtard's use to shit all over if you used to try distance yourself from rapist and wife beaters. Secondly as, "well if you're offended by it, it probably mean's you". Meaning if Gillette/Venus put an ad together about Toxic Femininity featuring gold diggers, hypergamous cheaters, divorce rapists and attention whore's as their fundamental premise they wouldn't have batted an eyelid? Sure.
It's no secret big business has been fueling the movement to feminize society as much as possible and to put as much power in the hands of wahmenz. I can only hope that this is the beginning of a more consistent resistance to the Globohomo Clown world fuckery, hopefully reddit takes some notes too, but more importantly, hopefully we see more men being men. Men giving Gillette the middle finger is about the most positive sign of society wide masculinity I've seen in years.
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[–]AllahHatesFags 314 points315 points316 points 7 months ago (91 children)
I'm glad I ditched Gillette for Harry's a few years ago. "Go woke get broke" is become more accurate every day; hopefully that is a sign that this social justice insanity is ending. I hope they lose so much money from this that no other company ever even considers pandering to the feminazis especially when all their customers are men. I can only imagine the outrage if Tampax put out a commercial that shamed women for hypergamy and single motherhood.
[–]Endorsed ContributorKeffirLime[S] 151 points152 points153 points 7 months ago (71 children)
I think the pendulum is shifting, for reasons outlined in the post, im also hearing lots of reports that Gen Z is actually quite conservative on the whole.
[–]ntvirtue[🍰] 208 points209 points210 points 7 months ago (9 children)
I almost cried as I watched a gen Z 16 yr old girl tell her mother that feminism was bullshit because women do not have to register for the draft. It was AWESOME!
[–]BayouMaharaja 144 points145 points146 points 7 months ago (5 children)
At the dinner table my 15 year old daughter declared that she is NOT a feminist. My wife's head nearly exploded. I had to bite my tongue not to die laughing.
[–]good_guy_submitter 102 points103 points104 points 7 months ago (1 child)
Some women care about people. Others are feminists.
[–]Endorsed Contributormonsieurhire2 21 points22 points23 points 7 months ago (0 children)
Exactly. Some woman said something about "true feminism," and I just replied with, you mean "true humanism."
[–]sehns 22 points23 points24 points 7 months ago (0 children)
What a great kid. You should have given her an extra portion for dessert!
[–]Protostorm216 19 points20 points21 points 7 months ago (0 children)
Congratulations dude, you're winning where it matters.
[–]chadwickofwv 31 points32 points33 points 7 months ago (1 child)
I would have loved to witness that.
[–]stoicbotanist 8 points9 points10 points 7 months ago (0 children)
Definitely a change in that age group. I'm 20 so I'm pretty much between millennials and the whatever you want to call the teens.
There's a clear love and support for transgender and other sexualities, like homosexuals, and less of a focus on social justice. I'm not a sociologist so I can't pin point it, but I think feminists and snowflakes are from backgrounds where everything was given to them, whereas all the teens today are going through horrible home and school environments (divorce at home and disrespectful, shitty teachers and systems at school) so they don't really care about starting all this bullshit conflict, but rather being supportive of the underdog, like trans people, for example.
[–]EdmondDantes777 44 points45 points46 points 7 months ago (25 children)
Gen Z was raised by iphones and ipads and is even more addicted to social media than our generation.
[–]Endorsed ContributorKeffirLime[S] 49 points50 points51 points 7 months ago (21 children)
Agreed, what that also means is they're exposed to information at a palms length.
I think they've witnessed a much stronger backlash towards feminism.
When it first hit the scene everyone was tip-toe'ing. Gradually as they became more radical, naturally opposition spawned.
Gen-Z witnessed a much stronger, more thorough, well reasoned backlash, hence possibly more conservative.
[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 26 points27 points28 points 7 months ago (3 children)
My eldest calls them Gen-Zyklon. He's a millennial that has siblings that span both generations. At some pointt the dissonance between observable reality and what schools/media/etc causes a rejection response. This is why the left is desperate to set an almost Orwellian narrative now and construct legal (men-with-guns) apparatus around it. It's a foot race. Can they do it before the generation gets into a position of physical power? If not, then they really may become Gen-Zyklon and guess who gets put on the box cars?
Protip: this is what happened after the reds completed their conquest of China--it wasn't just nationalist teachers that got to shovel rocks until they died of starvation and exhaustion.
[–]2comment 22 points23 points24 points 7 months ago (1 child)
Practically every communist revolution, after being set into power, took the most ideological amongst the movement, lined them against the wall and had them shot.
Their usefulness was over (useful idiots), and they were prone to disillusionment the quickest when the promised wonders of socialism didn't arise. Hitler did the same thing to his revolutionaries in the Night of the Long Knives (National Socialism and International Socialism not being so far apart other than the details in propaganda messaging).
The late Yuri Bezmenov, former KGB, had some good insights to this in some videos produced in the 80s, they're on Youtube.
[–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 4 points5 points6 points 7 months ago (0 children)
Night of the Long Knives
Night of the Long Knives
Don't want to be Captain Pedant here, but I think it leads to a bigger point. Krystal Nacht was the round up of undesirables, which was actually more than just jews. The Night of the Long Knives was the act of ascension to power for Hilter. See the Wehrmacht was still full of old imperial officers and the Brown Shirts very openly claimed they were to replace the Wehrmacht as the national army of Germany. The old imperial officers made a deal with Hitler--annihilate the Brown Shirts and they would put swasticas on their tanks and uniforms. At the time the SS was not openly militaristic, so they kept the Wehrmacht calm while still being able to actually do the purge.
The problem for the Wehrmacht is they thought they could control Hitler, but relying on senile old symbols such as Hindenburg just wasn't going to work. Starting to see a lot of parallels here? You should.
Of course, there was one huge cultural impact from this event. Berlin was always a magnet to deviants which was largely tolerated as a holding pen for these people to keep them out of the mainstream. (Though I will admit the German men had a strange obsession with cross-dressing in general.) Rohm, the leader of the SA (brown shirts) used to be one of those old imperial officers. During his downtime, he was a raging tranny queen along with his general staff. I'm not talking gay. I'm not talking cross-dresser or transexual. I'm talking raging, turn every head at the Berlin club queen. Even Rupaul would say, "damn, that nigga is a fag." So this is where we get the baby with the bathwater event--homosexuals, traditionally tolerated, got lumped in with jews, gypsies and all the other undesirables. They gutted the SA down to what they did when the lights went out, which is why Hitler was utterly unopposed from then until the end of the war.
And if someone were to present evidence to me that Hitler was a raging closet case, I would say, "yeah, makes sense."
[–]MaxWyght 0 points1 point2 points 7 months ago (0 children)
They are already getting into power, and they are conservative.
[–]halfback910 14 points15 points16 points 7 months ago (1 child)
Also they don't care about celebrity. They grew up in an era where celebrity was very, very easy to acquire via youtube and vine.