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Gillette CEO Says the Billions of Dollars Lost Over the “Toxic Masculinity” Ad Was Worth It

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Gillette’s infamous ad that pushed the idea that men contain “toxic masculinity” is a perfect example of how not to advertise your product. The ad not only created a firestorm of controversy online, but it also helped cost the company billions of dollars.

That would be $5.24 billion to be exact.

(READ: Gillette’s “Woke” Ad That Insulted Men Cost P&G Billions)

But according to Gillette CEO Gary Coombe, the billions of dollars that the company cost parent company Proctor and Gamble was totally worth it. According to MarketingWeek, the ad was a “price worth paying” if it helped to reach the millennial generation.

“I don’t enjoy that some people were offended by the film and upset at the brand as a consequence,” said Coombe. “That’s not nice and goes against every ounce of training I’ve had in this industry over a third of a century. But I am absolutely of the view now that for the majority of people to fall more deeply in love with today’s brands you have to risk upsetting a small minority and that’s what we’ve done.”

Coombe is telling himself fantasies.

You don’t lose that much money because you upset a “small minority” of people. This is billions of dollars gone. You upset an entire sex by essentially telling them that every radical feminist claim about them is true. This includes millennials who turned their back on the shaving company after they attempted the most off-putting “how do you do fellow kids” moment in modern history.

Coombe’s mention of his industry training over a third of a century long. It’s my belief that this training is part of what got him in trouble. Usually, when something like this happens, a boycott may only last for so long. However, we’re living in the age of the internet. We can now have our needs shipped straight to our door by pressing a few buttons on our phone.

Before that, we would go to the store to pick up our products, and over time we may forget our anger at a brand and pick it up if the price is right. Now we have subscriptions to products, with shaving being a popular one. We don’t have to go to the store and be tempted to forgive. Our new shaving products come right to our door every other week.

Coombe tried to appeal to younger men by insulting them based on a movement that became infamous as quickly as it became famous in an age where his product is less popular than ever, and different methods of doing business have taken hold.

Coombe made a horrific call and the proof is in the numbers. Now we’ll see if the good Captain Coombe learns from it, or continues to poke massive holes into the side of his ship in the name of looking “woke.”

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Gillette’s “Woke” Ad that Insulted Men Cost P&G Billions

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The personal product-driven mega-corporation Proctor & Gamble had a pretty successful run last quarter, even beating Wall Street predictions. Only one of their brands found themselves deeply in the negative, and it just so happens to be the one that insulted its customer base in the name of being “woke.”

According to Reuters, Gillette suffered a net loss of billions of dollars last quarter. That’s billions with a “b”:

However, P&G reported a net loss of about $5.24 billion, or $2.12 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, due to an $8 billion non-cash writedown of Gillette. For the same period last year, P&G’s net income was $1.89 billion, or 72 cents per share.

According to Reuters, P&G chalked the billions in dollars lost up “to foreign exchange fluctuations, increased competition and a contracting market for blades and razors as consumers in developed markets shave less frequently.”

They’re partly right. A net loss of that much money can only mean that those who do shave have abandoned Gillette en masse, and rightly so. Gillette’s commercial that blanketed the male gender with the accusation of “toxic masculinity” while using feminist buzzwords and clips of hard-left news organizations was one of the most hated commercials of the past decade.

As P&G continued to see profits go up for all of their brands, Gillette began suffering profit drops that were revealed last April. Apparently, the drops never stopped.

Perhaps P&G isn’t willing to come forward yet with the fact that they made a monumental error in assuming men would take the “toxic masculinity” commercial well, but they should soon. The brand is damaged enough to lose billions, and men aren’t coming back, especially with cheaper alternatives embracing men for who they are and not assuming the worst about them.

I personally go out of my way to not buy Gillette products of any kind over the insult and I know many men who do the same. The commercial wasn’t just a call to fight toxic masculinity, it was an attack on men from a company known to create commercials that specialize in attacking the male gender.

The sooner P&G fires whoever thought this was a good idea and begins to move toward making amends with its customer base, the better, but it may be politically stuck now. Walking back their stance may cause them a lot of trouble with the SJW community who know how to raise a mob.

As I’ve said before, however, the mob is more bark than bite. If P&G can show some backbone and apologize, they will invite the wrath of the SJW mob but they may begin to staunch the blood flow from a very still-wide wound.

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Cory Booker Proves He’s a Real Man by Wanting to Physically Assault Donald Trump. But He’s Also MLK & Luke Skywalker

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In my opinion, Cory Booker is sort of the Michael Avenatti of our current congressional landscape. He seems intent upon posturing in really goofy ways and wholly unaware of how he comes across.

But maybe I’m wrong.

Judge for yourself.

On Tuesday, Farticus (here) revealed a private urge: the compulsion to commit violence against one Donald J. Trump.

He admitted the dark urge to Seth Meyers on his eponymous nightly NBC gig.

Cory wanted everyone to know he’s a man.

YEAH! HUAH!

And also, that Donald Trump’s a meanie:

“Donald Trump is a guy who — you understand, he hurts you. My testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching him, which would be bad for this elderly, out-of-shape man that he is if I did that. This physically weak specimen.”

What would’ve happened if a congressman had gone on national television and said that about President Obama?

How might it have impacted a politician trying to attain Oval Office glory?

I’m thinking their plight would’ve been less than optimal afterward.

But the media, so far as I can tell, believe where Trump is concerned — as the song in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom says — “anything goes.”

Cory continued:

“But you see what I’m talking there? That’s his tactics, and you don’t beat a bully like him, fighting him, on his tactics, on his terms, using his turf. He’s the body shamer. He’s the guy that tries to drag people into the gutter.”

He’s mixing the high stakes of America’s future with something as asinine as criticizing a person’s fitness level? And didn’t Cory himself just call Trump “out of shape”?

The senator went on to share a story — he was in Iowa campaigning when a former Stanford tight end put his arm around him. The athlete asked Cory to punch the President in the face.

The New Jersey politician used it as a teachable moment for all of us.

Here we go…

Cue the inspirational music. Cast the best Lincolnish light on Cory…

“This is a moral moment in America. And to me, what we need for our next leader — especially after the time for moral vandalism that we’re in right now — is we need a leader that’s not going to call us to the worst of who we are, but call us to the best of who we are. In this moral moment, we need to not to talk about necessarily what we’re against, but what we’re for, and the best way of looking at this is just our history.”

Isn’t he neck-deep in talking about what we’re against?

The goob is all over the place.

Back to his 2020 presidential moment: A montage would be good about now. Maybe some military shots. Footage of protests…families…some people saying the Pledge…

“The gardens of our democracy have never been free of the weeds of bigotry, hatred, demagoguery. Every generation has had them.”

Someone should tell Cory that bigotry means “intolerance for an opposing view.”

Booker compared Trump to integration-opposing Alabama Gov. George Wallace.

Something Cory may not know: George was a Democrat.

Do it, Senator:

“How did we beat [racists] before? We beat Bull Connor, for example, in Birmingham, not by bringing bigger dogs and bigger fire hoses and matching his demagoguery with more, but these were incredible artists of activism that called to the moral imagination of a country. That called us to a revival of that civic grace, that pulled black folks and white folks and more folks together. That relegated that demagogue to the ash heap of history.”

“That demagogue,” it should be observed, was also a Democrat.

But I’ll give Cory points for two things:

  • The ol’ use of “us” versus them. To all those aspiring to electoral greatness: Use “us” as if you were part of the good guys in some far-removed event, and contrast that against the baddies. Example: Even though you’re on Earth and living in 2019, if you run for office, say things like “We beat Darth Vader by using the Force.” Suddenly, voters think of you as Luke Skywalker, even though you had nothing to do with it.
  • Cory’s notion of bringing the races together. That’s genuinely a good idea, and something Democrats don’t seem to much mention.

So how do we triumph over the Dark Side? Like this:

“We will not beat Donald Trump by trying to be more like him, but by showing that we are not like him. We are not weak morally, we are not weak mentally, we’re a strong nation, and we’re a nation that unites.”

Fight on, Farticus Skywalker. Use the Farce.

-ALEX

 

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Action Star Promises His Upcoming Movie Will ‘Constantly’ Address Toxic Masculinity

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What do you do if you’re a hulking giant dude in a big Hollywood movie? You kick a** and take names.

Oh, wait — that’s was the 80’s.

These days you address toxic masculinity, you buncha misogynists.

That’s what actor Dave Bautista — of Guardians of the Galaxy — intends to do.

Teaming with Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani, Dave’s bringing Stuber to the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporterreports:

The film, with Bautista as a rogue cop and Nanjiani as a straightlaced Uber driver, is meant to be a modern action movie, taking on toxic masculinity and calling out some classic action-hero tropes.

Move over, muscled-up Arnold. We’ve found your antidote.

Kumail told THR the definition of masculinity has for too long been narrow. And that’s hurt us all:

“I feel like we’re in a time where we can talk about masculinity and how it’s always been very traditionally defined in a narrow way and how that’s led to problems for everyone — for women and for men. I felt like it would be interesting to try to talk about that stuff in a traditionally very masculine genre. A buddy cop action comedy is such a dude movie, so we thought it would be interesting to talk about dude issues that also affect the whole world, in a traditionally male genre.”

So also, move over pure entertainment; now there’s something messagier.

Dave confirmed the toxicity of manness will be “constantly” addressed in the flick:

“Throughout the film, we’re constantly talking about it. Sometimes you don’t realize it because we’re making you laugh or disguising it with action, but we really do have the discussion throughout the film.”

The traditional recipe for a hit movie’s compelling male character is a guy who every guy wants to be and every girl wants to be with.

Does this sound like a bullseye?

Here’s girl Betty Gilpin, the movie’s love interest, touting a woke win:

“[The film] trojan-horses a woke narrative in it. … It still checks all of the boxes of a classic action movie, but it has this secret thread of men talking about their aggression and anger that are no longer helpful or are standing in their way. I think that’s such an important missing piece that we have right now of men joining the dialogue, and I think Kumail Nanjiani as a person has really stepped up vocally to talk about what men need to change and talk about. And honestly, it’s very sexy.”

Well there ya go.

Get ready to swoon, ladies.

One thing the movie undoubtedly possesses in the plus column is Dave himself — he’s a really good actor, and he’s absolutely hilarious in the Guardians series.

Will there be enough dudes who wanna pay $20 (LA price) to be told their dudeness is making the world worse? We’ll see.

In the meantime, if you really wanna tox it up, I recommend the following:

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Terminator
  • First Blood
  • True Lies
  • From Russia with Love
  • Anything with an angry Lindsey Graham in it

Got any more? Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Might Be Losing It, Gives Bizarre Interview With Crazy Claims

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If you’re looking for a man who has drunk gallons of the feminist kool-aid, then look no further than California Governor Gavin Newsom who managed to rattle off a slew of feminist buzzwords, make wild claims about California, and insult the GOP while praising its voters in three minutes, undoubtedly setting some kind of record.

Newsom, during his appearance on “Axios on HBO,” said the GOP is heading toward being a third party over its embrace of “toxic masculinity,” and that the Republicans are outraging white men over their fear of “the other.”

It began with the Axios interviewer quoting Newsom about how “the most dangerous words in the English language are ‘man up,’ ‘be a man,’ and ‘don’t be a sissy.’”

Newsom linked this to Trump, and how it’s hurting white working class men.

“What was the most interesting part of this election, 2016, was the number of white men of working age that aren’t working anymore,” said Newsom.

Newsom said he relates to the rural working class because he grew up around them, and noted that Trump is giving them a completely raw deal, which he calls a “bill of bullsh*t,” by tempting them with a nostalgia for a past America.

Or at least, that’s what I could garner from the word salad that Newsom was confidently tossing around.

Of course, Newsom attributed a lot of this to Fox News but noted that Fox News’ supposed racist and sexist outrage is appealing to a smaller and smaller base. He continued by stating that the real story is that the United States is today what California was in the 90’s — because California is so ahead of the times I guess — and the population is about to walk away from the GOP.

If you’re confused about this interview, then it’s not you. Either the editor cut it very oddly or Newsom is just that all over the place. I’m going to guess the latter, given the interviewers face during the interview.

But with that said, I’d like to correct some of Newsom’s claims.

For one, the Fox News audience is ginormous, and CNN and MSNBC couldn’t even match Fox’s primetime viewership if they were to combine their numbers.

Secondly, while polls being paraded around the mainstream media say that Trump isn’t doing as well as the Democrats as far as approval numbers go, his rallies tell a different story. What’s more, this different story is the same story we saw in 2016. People are coming to Trump’s rallies and filling stadiums with an overflow that number in the thousands. Even CNN’s Chris Cuomo is recognizing that this is a problem for Democrats.

Just by looking at the pictures and watching the interviews, it’s very clear that Trump’s voting populace isn’t strictly white and male. It’s also growing larger. Black support for Trump is up to 20 percent, 12 points higher than the eight percent of the vote he received in 2016.

Hispanic support for Trump is now at 50 percent.

Newsom’s wild claim that rural white men with toxic masculinity are a dwindling source of support for Trump is a pants-on-fire lie, and like Amy Klobuchar telling herself that Democrats are just as popular at rallies as Trump is, Newsom seems to be telling himself this in order to make himself feel better about the fact that the only popularity that’s waning is the hard left’s.

I joke that California is an ideological bubble, but Newsom’s bizarre interview is so laced with confidence that I wonder if he believes what he knows he’s making up. He truly believes that California is the future and despite all the evidence pointing to the fact that it’s not.

 

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In Alarming Display of Toxic Masculinity, Four Teen Boys Save Elderly Oklahoma Woman From Fire

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A mother of 10 and grandmother to 42 is safe today after the heroic actions of four teenage boys who came to her rescue in Oklahoma.

Fox News reports:

Catherine Ritchie was in her bathroom getting ready for bed last month when she noticed the bed’s headboard was engulfed in flames.

Ritchie said she tried to put the fire out by throwing blankets and pillows on the flames, but the smoke grew so thick that she was soon disoriented in the home in Sapulpa, where she’d lived for 58 years.

She called 911 and hit her emergency call button, but she managed to get only to the hallway before losing her way in the smoke again.

That is when the four boys, Dylan Wick, 16, Nick Byrd, 14, Seth Byrd, 16, and Wyatt Hall, 17, came to her aid. They were across the street when the fire broke out.

According to KTUL, it was Nick Byrd who carried Ritchie out to safety:

Nick Byrd, 14, managed to get through the back door and ran inside, finding Ritchie in the hall, lost in the smoke.

“This young boy was right there,” she said. “He picked me up, and I said, ‘I can walk,’ and he said, ‘We’re getting out of here.’”

“I just kind of heard her,” said Nick Byrd “I went to the right of the house, and no one was there. I went to the left of the house, and I saw her in the hallway, so I just grabbed her and took her to Seth.”

Ritchie made it out safe. So did the boys, and firefighters stopped the flames before they spread.

Watch a video report on Ms. Ritchie and the four teens who saved her below:

Missy Ritchie Nicholas, one of Catherine Ritchie’s daughters, thanked the boys on behalf of her entire family in a blog post:

Kids who are told about all the things they aren’t old enough to do saved the life of the most precious and beloved woman we know. Courageous young men. Young men who risked their own lives, their own safety, perhaps their good standing with their parents who might have chosen for them to do otherwise, and they carried my mother out of her burning home into the street, where firetrucks and ambulances would soon arrive.

[…]

Thank you for being the kind of young men who thought about another person above yourselves. Thank you for staying safe yourselves as well. Thank you to your parents who obviously raised you in such a way that lead to you making life saving and heroic decisions on behalf of someone else. Thank you for more than we know how to thank you for! We will forever be indebted to the time you bought for us and the example you set for us. God Bless each of you for being such a blessing to us.

Amen.

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Pot, Meet Kettle: Transgender Women’s Cycling Champ Who Bullies Female Sports Figures Condemns “Toxic Masculinity”

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Oh the irony. The sweet, sweet irony of it all.

Transgender cycling champion Rachel McKinnon vented recently on social media about toxic masculinity and how it negatively impacted the behavior of women who are confronted with it.

In a tweet from late May, McKinnon wrote that “Toxic masculinity includes not being able to recognize when women are deeply uncomfortable with your behavior or presence…but it also forces women to do our best to be subtle because we’re scared you’ll react like this or worse.”

Y’all, if only one thing in modern history could ever be declared a classic case of “pot, kettle, black“, McKinnon’s comments on this issue would be it.

For those wondering, let me refresh your memories on who McKinnon is.

McKinnon created a stir last fall when she won a women’s cycling world title. Some of her competitors cried foul because McKinnon …is actually a man.

Fast forward a few months later, and McKinnon – an assistant professor at the College of Charleston, SC – was still giving it his all trying to shame women who disagree with him into silence. Some of his recent targets include 1980 Olympic swimming silver medalist Sharron Davies, and tennis great Martina Navratilova.

He successfully led the charge in having Navratilova, an LGBT rights pioneer, excommunicated out of several prominent LGBT groups over her belief that men competing in women’s competition gives the men an unfair advantage (which is true).

His Twitter feed is filled with examples of his attempts at shutting up women who disagree with him:

Here’s another example of McKinnon’s warped views on female sports figures who dare to oppose his agenda:

Bizarre, right? McKinnon actually believes that excluding an entire race from competing in sports is the same thing as excluding men from being able to compete in women’s competitions. Who knew?

And what happens if you’re a woman and disagree with what he says? Tough sh*t. McKinnon has declared the debate over: “If you feel it’s unfair for trans women to compete, too bad. Suck it up, buttercup. The world has moved on. There is no ‘debate’ to be had.”

Sadly, McKinnon isn’t the only man masquerading as a woman who uses his elevated positions as a professor, athlete, and activist to bully into submission those who speak out against transgender women in women’s sports. But he’s one of most prominent, and his (rarely questioned) actions have had a chilling effect on female athletes and commentators alike, some of who are afraid to speak on the record for fear of being on the receiving end of his targeted (and oftentimes successful) bullying tactics.

With all this in mind, let’s revisit that tweet of McKinnon’s from last month:

“Toxic masculinity includes not being able to recognize when women are deeply uncomfortable with your behavior or presence…but it also forces women to do our best to be subtle because we’re scared you’ll react like this or worse.”

You really can’t make this stuff up.

(Hat tip: PJ Media’s Tyler O’Neil)

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Meryl Streep on using the term “toxic masculinity”: Knock it off

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This is a welcome change of pace from our intellectual betters in the entertainment business. Iconic actress Meryl Streep is making headlines as she promotes the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies. She’s had enough of the frequent use of the term “toxic masculinity”.

Streep participated in a panel discussion with co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Dern hosted by Vanity Fair. Kidman told a story about a male fan who approached her to tell her how much he enjoyed the show. The show has a mostly female cast, with all the lead characters being female. Streep, the newest cast member, spoke up and interjected that she was happy to hear that. Then she said it’s wrong to label only one gender as toxic, as in “toxic masculinity.”

“Sometimes, I think we’re hurt. We hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity. I do. And I don’t find [that] putting those two words together … because women can be pretty f—ing toxic,” Streep said. “It’s toxic people. We have our good angles and we have our bad ones. I think the labels are less helpful than what we’re trying to get to, which is a communication, direct, between human beings. We’re all on the boat together. We’ve got to make it work.”

That is quite a bold admission from Streep, as logical as it is to most people. In the age of #MeToo and Year of the Woman and all the other nods to female empowerment, it is refreshing for a mature woman to say, hey, women can be toxic, too. I mean, who hasn’t known mean girls, especially during school days?

Streep is a long-time advocate for women but often walks a fine line between feminist and what she prefers to be referred to, as a humanist.

Streep is one of Hollywood’s most visible and impassioned champions of women’s rights. She is a spokeswoman for the National Women’s History Museum, and in 2015 announced she was funding a screenwriters’ lab for female writers over 40.

A mother of three daughters and one son, Streep in 2015 rejected the label “feminist” in favour of being described as a humanist. The same year she cameoed as Emmeline Pankhurst in the film Suffragette and, while promoting the film, drew attention to the scarcity of female film critics on the aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes – which has since adjusted its criteria.

Meryl Streep is a founding member of the #TimesUp initiative that originated in Hollywood. #TimesUp is an offshoot of the #MeToo movement. Three hundred Hollywood female elites, including actresses, writers, producers, directors, agents, and executives, came together to raise money for a legal defense fund to provide support for women in the real world against sexual harassment in the workplace.

Reaction to Streep’s remarks isn’t all favorable, which is no surprise. The woke crowd will not tolerate any opinion that introduces common sense disagreement to liberal groupthink. One writer at Jezebel, a popular site for liberal young women, took Streep to the woodshed. She must not know the meaning of toxic masculinity, you see, if she doesn’t appreciate the term. How condescending of her. The young woman lecturing a 69-year-old feminist, er, humanist, on a term that denigrates men in our society simply for exhibiting masculine traits shows her own ignorance. She’ll not realize that, though, riding up there on her high horse. Meanwhile, the rest of us in the land of normal people applaud a public figure who takes a stand on behalf of our sons and husbands because for too long they have been the scapegoats of a feminist agenda that’s outlived its expiration date. Promoting female empowerment and protecting women in the workplace is admirable. Blaming the woes of the world on men is not.

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Wait A Minute, A Hollywood Actress Says Something Sane About ‘Toxic Masculinity’?

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Hollywood’s been pretty nutty for a while now. It’s no secret that creative type who seek fame tend to have, with some exceptions I’m sure, issues with narcissism and entitlement. And there’s evidence to suggest fame actually makes people with these personality traits particularly susceptible to grifters. Which could explain why they jump on every passing fad that hits the red carpet of activism, sometimes requiring little data or reason make the jump.

But perhaps there’s some sanity left in that rarefied community of people who make their living acting like the rest of us. The esteemed and talented Meryl Streep has just made a statement about the popular boy in school “toxic masculinity” that is downright rational and sane. I know…sit down…

Actress Meryl Streep this week took issue with the term “toxic masculinity,” saying in an interview with Vanity Fair that the label can sometimes be harmful.

“Sometimes I think we’re hurt — we hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity. I do,” the Academy Award winner said on Wednesday. “And I don’t find putting those two words together … because women can be pretty f—ing toxic.”

“I think the labels are less helpful than what we’re trying to get to, which is a communication, direct, between human beings,” Streep added. “We’re all in the boat together and you gotta make it work.”

Streep, who stars in the upcoming season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies” — a well-done drama about women that showcased an abusive husband in its first season — is really breaking ranks here with the accepted social construct that only cares when males are destructive and toxic. What’s more, she’s expressing what sounds like genuine concern for what that might do to young boys and men who are told repeatedly that their simple maleness is dangerous and undesirable.

Remember, this is a woman who deflected her association with Harvey Weinstein by saying the following:

“I don’t want to hear about the silence of me. I want to hear about the silence of Melania Trump. I want to hear from her. She has so much that’s valuable to say. And so does Ivanka. I want her to speak now.”

I’ll leave you readers to decide what a statement like that might say about her understanding of toxic femininity. I’m just going to bask in the glow that perhaps…maybe, just maybe…there might be a little hope for the glitterati set. And how it might make seeing them in movies fun again.

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Gillette Is Feeling the Financial Burn Thanks to Their “Toxic Masculinity” Ad

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Proctor & Gamble are experiencing better than expected profits in every area…except the male grooming products section of Gillette, and few people should be surprised.

Before the Super Bowl, Gillette released an ad that insulted men with social justice/feminist based narratives about toxic masculinity. Even things such as wanting to talk to a pretty girl or boys wrestling in the yard were considered negative things that needed to be dealt with. Gillette finished the commercial by indicating that “some men” don’t do this and that we should all be like these “some.”

Needless to say, it didn’t go over well. Gillette received a well-deserved societal spanking for its sexism.

Now the numbers have come out, and Gillette seems to be the weakest link in P&G’s chain according to Market Watch:

That raises the question of whether Gillette’s financial results are suffering because of its toxic-masculinity misfire. On Tuesday, Procter & Gamble (PG) beat earnings and revenue forecasts, but the stock fell 3% on a day the S&P 500 closed at a new high.

The good news is that sales grew 5% organically—that is, without help from acquisitions or currency exchange—whereas the Street was looking for 3.7%. Products for skin, fabrics, and home led the way. But sales of grooming products, including Gillette, slipped 1%, continuing a long string of declines. Margins disappointed. The upside earnings surprise came from non-operating items, like a tax-rate change.

Gillette must have felt the burn before the earnings reports. It attempted a quiet, yet blatant, and very lazy walk-back of its toxic masculinity stance by attempting to make a United States soldier out to be a hero. The ad could have been considered even more insulting than the first.

As I wrote of their horrible attempt at damage control:

Overall, this video seems more like a lazy attempt to walk back their previous message without actively saying that’s what’s happening. They imagine that they can win men back by displaying a military man looking like he’s coming straight from a Backstreet Boys video shoot and getting a job, having kids, and being a soldier.

If the message is that men are actually important, then it’s not said. If it’s that soldiers are just like everyday men, they’re mum on it. It’s good they called a military man a hero, but beyond that, I’m not sure what the point here is.

Market Watch notes that this may be a grooming product problem overall due to the relaxation of workplaces and the emerging popularity of beards, as well as online brands such as Dollar Shave Club gaining larger footholds in the market.

“When Edgewell Personal Care (EPC), maker of Schick razors, reports quarterly financial results in May, investors will get a better idea of whether Gillette’s weakness is specific to the brand,” notes Market Watch.

However, the old saying “get woke, go broke” has repeatedly been shown to be an adage that businesses should pay attention to. Very few brands succeed after venturing into social justice territory, with one notable exception being Nike.

ESPN, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and the NFL itself did not fare well. At all.

I actually hope that Gillette’s loss is isolated to Gillette. I want this to be one more lesson to corporations.

Don’t be sexist. Don’t be racist. Don’t get “woke.”

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