The Gillette/Proctor & Gamble video condemning male toxicity has gotten a lot of attention. Some people like the ad and others despise it because it’s universally judgmental. It leaves the impression that all men act a certain way and are dismissive of “toxic” male behavior.
In the new commercial from Grey, Gillette, a company which made billions of dollars from men for over a century, disparages every one of those very same men. The brand clumsily attempts to contemporize its long-lasting slogan, “The Best a Man Can Get,” by featuring sinister males bullying and harassing – an action which Gillette describes as “toxic” masculinity. The ad is amateurishly stereotypical and mostly offers a caricature of masculinity…. In the first day after the ad was posted on YouTube, negative comments this ad outpolled “likes” by an incredible 10 to 1. (Forbes)
Feel-good ads with a message do well and can get the same message across by showing the right kind of behavior. For example, Proctor & Gamble “did a great job with the award-winning #LikeAGirl campaign for Always, which encourages girls to be confident in the face of the fear of failure.” P&G’s “The Talk” commercial won a Primetime Emmy.
Those praising the ad seem to forget that there is a larger agenda in view — the displacement of a worldview where real distinctions exist but refuse to be acknowledged. A new set of radical distinctions is being created. Gender is being redefined with new laws being passed that forbid discrimination of “transgenders.” Refusing to abide by the new distinctions will make you a criminal.
The director who created the man-scolding ad for Gillette razors that riled the world has a long history of hardcore, left-wing activism and her boss is a virulent hater of President Donald Trump. (Breitbart)
A little consistency on P&G’s part would be appreciated, but it will never happen because of the company’s broader and longer agenda to turn moral world upside down:
Never mind Gillette’s parent company, Procter & Gamble (P&G), has funded “toxic masculinity” on networks that reek of it like MTV and BET. Ten years ago P&G executives wanted to know from the public if they should act morally and withdraw their ad dollars from those two networks which are still drenched in sex, violence and profanity. They needed a poll to see if they should act responsibly? (Life News)
Then there’s this:
There are toxic people everywhere. Whites and blacks, male and female, Democrats and Republicans. You name the group, and you’ll find toxicity — what used to be called sin.
If the goal was to make for a less toxic world, an ad showing men doing good things would have served as an example to other men. Men — mostly white men — are being attacked in unprecedented ways.
As you’ve probably noticed, bashing straight white men, especially of the conservative kind, is very fashionable these days.
You seemingly can’t escape it — you switch on cable TV, or “The View,” read The Washington Post or The New York Times, and see liberal pundits verbally attack white men for this or that. (USA Today)
Larry Elder notes:
What’s the last remaining group in America that can be slandered, smeared, maligned and accused of racism, sexism and homophobia with no proof required? White men. On election night 2016, CNN’s Van Jones attributed Donald Trump’s victory to “whitelash.” That is, racist whites rose up in fear and anger over a country governed for eight years by a black president and in which whites will soon become a demographic minority.
When white men are not being vilified for their alleged inherent sexism, they are being vilified for their alleged inherent racism. CNN’s white male chief legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, attributed Hurricane Maria’s death total to Trump’s pro-white racism: “Isn’t the story that these people who died, apparently thousands of them in Puerto Rico — 3,000 as you point out — they’re not white people. And they don’t count to Donald Trump as much as the deaths of white people. I mean, you hate to say that about someone, but look at his record. Isn’t that indicative of who he is and what he stands for?” (Boston Herald)
If you want to know about real toxicity, I suggest that you look at the abortion industry. Democrat Party is the party of abortion, the legalized killing of unborn babies.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday [1/7/19] in calling for codifying abortion rights in New York state law as a bulwark against any potential court challenges to the landmarkdecision made 46 years ago this month.
Cuomo wants to add the right to kill unborn babies in the New York Constitution. Cuomo is a Catholic who attends a Catholic Church. Hillary Clinton is a Methodist. The Rev. Bill Shillady, executive director of the New York-based United Methodist City Society released a book “titled Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the book will include 365 of the over 600 devotions as well as a forward by Clinton herself.”
This is called toxic hypocrisy that violates the Third and Sixth Commandments.