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Offline Groundhog

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« on: January 17, 2019, 09:41:19 am »
Apparently Gillettes advert calling out toxic masculinity has provoked a furious response amongst some "men".

What is wrong with these people?

Offline David Rose

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 02:47:51 pm »
They desperately want to be 'woke'. They are vehemently opposed to sexism of all kinds. But they have beards.

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 06:56:43 pm »
Hipsters.
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Re: Gillette
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 07:22:26 pm »
Apparently Gillettes advert calling out toxic masculinity has provoked a furious response amongst some "men".

What is wrong with these people?

They probably drink in pubs rather than coffee boutiques.

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 08:28:18 pm »
Most cavers are (unfortuately) blokes. Is that a sexist statement? Do we have a sexist sport? Does anyone care?
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Re: Gillette
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 08:39:08 pm »
Most cavers are (unfortuately) blokes. Is that a sexist statement? Do we have a sexist sport? Does anyone care?

The majority no, but majorities don't count anymore.
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Re: Gillette
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2019, 08:23:16 am »
Did you post the exact same question on UKClimbing as well? https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/off_belay/gillette-698965
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Re: Gillette
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2019, 09:01:18 am »
Yes. Interestingly that got 72 replies while on here it got 6!

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2019, 11:30:39 am »
Yes. Interestingly that got 72 replies while on here it got 6!

UK climbing is not a good place to gauge sensible opinions. And lots of the folk on there seem to spend an unhealthy amount of time prowling the forums looking for ‘debate’.
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Re: Gillette
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2019, 11:43:08 am »
I'm sure if we tried hard we could get those numbers up  ;)

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2019, 12:07:12 pm »
I refuse to join this debate just to get the numbers up.... oops :shrug:

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2019, 02:21:09 pm »
A) do cavers shave less & thus care less about the advert...
B) do climbers spend more time on forums waiting for conditions suitable to get out...
C) are there more climbers than cavers...

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2019, 04:55:45 pm »
A) do cavers shave less & thus care less about the advert...
B) do climbers spend more time on forums waiting for conditions suitable to get out...
C) are there more climbers than cavers...

Mike
Or
D) all the above
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Re: Gillette
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2019, 12:51:05 am »
There is an alternative:


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Re: Gillette
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2019, 02:51:10 pm »
I can also confirm that getting your beard caught in a rack is another technique for depilation ;)

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2019, 05:25:23 pm »
If you're not Desperate Dan don't try a beard trim with fire  :o

https://runt-of-the-web.com/life-hack-how-to-trim-your-beard#3


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Re: Gillette
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2019, 10:47:09 pm »
Gillette, the best a snowflake can get



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Re: Gillette
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2019, 12:19:27 am »
I'll bite

I was amused by the response to the advert. Doddery old gammon coloured snowflakes getting worked up about "muhh politicul erectness gun mad" and using meaningless EDL buzzwords like "virtue signalling". The world is changing and they can't keep up so it must be wrong.

The message of the advert is "don't be a dickhead". People who are offended by this must logically be dickheads or why would they be worried  :tease:

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2019, 03:00:22 am »
Taking offense at anything is a sign of stupidity. Giving the "message" of any advertisement a moments consideration is an act of intellectual surrender.

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2019, 07:11:18 am »
Giving the "message" of any advertisement a moments consideration is an act of intellectual surrender.

There's no intellectual consideration needed in any advert. They are there to sell.

The only thing you're surrendering to is persuasion to purchase the product.


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Re: Gillette
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2019, 04:05:50 pm »
Having now seen the advertisement, and being an irregular user of Gillette razor blades (I only shave once a week as I can't be bothered to do it any more regularly), I struggle to see what anyone had a problem with - it seems a perfectly sensible set of suggestions to me - but it didn't make me want to buy any new razor blades, as I still have plenty. So if the idea is a 'stealthy' product-promotion, it didn't work - on me at least. But it may well be that large brands and corporations are simply realising that they may have some socio-political leverage with consumers that politicians don't have - and although these campaigns may not sell any more product on the back of it, they're unlikely to sell less either, and may consider that the improvement to their 'moral responsibility' rating more than justifies the outlay.

Not being a twat to women just because they're women is a prerequisite of modern life, I would have thought. And the reverse is also true. And for everyone in-between. There's so few real differences between any humans in reality it's barely worth the argument.

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2019, 04:11:03 pm »
Well, they've realised that being talked about has more impact than what they do...

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2019, 04:16:28 pm »
I have decided that I'm going to try shaving with Coke. They've always put such a lot of effort into their ads. It's bound to produce a smoother chin. At Christmas time, I'll do it in the bathroom at my local John Lewis.

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Re: Gillette
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2019, 09:32:06 pm »
Not being a twat...

Seems hard enough for some people, before we even involve people that may be different to them.