I saw that a friend in Hungary had posted the word Gillette on Facebook. Just that one word. I thought he needed to shave.
Later in the day, I saw a friend had posted a blog about it. You can read his blog here @nickcady.org
I started out by responding to his post, but as I was writing it I decided to write about my feelings about Gillette and their ad against toxic masculinity.
I am definitely not considered a masculine male. I was bullied in school and at home by this type of males. I hate them. I hate bullies. I hate how they made me feel that I was not good enough to be on the same planet. I hated my mother’s husbands for how they hated me. It was a vicious circle of hate. I still feel all that hate.
But I have a problem with the ad from Gillette. I do not need a corporation that takes a lot of my money to shave the hair of my face telling me how to act. That is what family should do. That is what community should do. That is what the laws of the land should do. That is what my conscience does.
I do not like that Gillette is propagating that men are bad. I felt that with the #metoo movement and I feel it with this ad. Everything about it shows men as bad. Boys wrestling in the grass is not wrong. Boys have a lot of energy. Why is it wrong if a guy sees a beautiful woman walking by and wants to meet her? That could be the epic love of his and her life.
Where is the ad showing how brutal women can be? I have been bullied by girls in school too. Let us be really honest. Bullies are in both sexes.
Men and women are different. Celebrate the differences. I agree that men should take care of the weak who cannot defend themselves. I also think Gillette should just sell razors. I do not need a razor company to tell me how to act, especially one that made this video:
I think this will backfire on Gillette.