First off, “toxic masculinity” is a made-up term by the far-left to try to brow-beat men into behaving like they want. It has no meaning. On a personal level, the ad is offensive because with two exceptions, all of the offending men are white. Also notice that the “correctors” are often men of color. If this were reversed, the left would be screaming about “racism!”. No men in the ad from countries where women are treated like chattel, often beaten or even subject to “honor killings”. The brand manager of Gillette (I looked him up) is from a culture where women are often treated brutally. Perhaps a look in the mirror would be good for him.
On a cultural level, the ad is even more offensive because it engages in the worst types of stereotyping. Yes, men sometimes behave badly. But so do women. I can’t wait for Gillette’s ad encouraging women to find their better angles. Yeah right. Then Gillette would be condemned for “mansplaining”. This is just another shot in the culture war against men and masculinity. The far-left engages in the fantasy that men and women are the same, and wants a society where feminists and the LGBT crowd rule.
In an effort to “outwoke” other companies, Gillette (owned by P&G) has decided to release an ad in the US in effect telling men to “shape up” and confront their “toxic masculinity”. The ad has become a sensation and provoked much justified outrage, in my opinion, and not all of it from the right. You can watch it yourself (if you haven’t already) but it is nothing more than silly PC virtue signaling. In the ad, mostly white men (making the ad subtly racist) engage in various types of exaggerated boorish behavior. Now, “toxic masculinity” is one of many silly, meaningless made-up terms from the far-left like safe space, micro-aggression, white privilege and trigger-warning. But this represents another shot in the battle the left is carrying on against men.
When I buy a product, I want to buy the damn product, not be lectured or have a “discussion”.
What the ad didn’t mention is that virtually every advancement in human history has involved masculine men (and in many cases women, to give the ladies just due). They also founded this country (not that it is a plus for the far-left), ended slavery, stormed the Normandy beaches, won multiple wars against tyrannical regimes, put a man on the moon, and ran into the Twin Towers when they were burning, just to name a few.
Here are some other things “real men” do or don’t do:
They provide for and protect their families.
They open doors for ladies.
They do not father multiple children with multiple women out of wedlock.
They don’t leave their children without a father.
They protect the weak, like the unborn.
See if these “woke” leftists can grasp these concepts without having a melt-down.
Clay Travis nails him here as “the dumbest man in sports who’s opinions have ever been taken seriously” for comparing NFL owners to slave holders. You notice that he calls them out as “old white men”, an obviously racist comment. What happens when the NFL inevitably get a black owner? What about the numerous black coaches….are they slave masters? What about the white players, are they not also “slaves”?
His statement is so patently stupid that it doesn’t really even deserve attention. Even worse, this is a guy making millions off of his shoe contract in which the shoes are LIERALLLY made by SLAVE LABOR in Asia. What a lack of self awareness. More money for LeBron, less for the poor Asians, but he “deserves” it! This guy is a despicable clown.
Just when I thought we would have a vote and a new justice, the Dems pull another sleazy last-minute gambit and recruit Jeff Flake to request a “one week” FBI investigation. They wanted the normal advise and consent procedure to block him, they got it and it didn’t work. They ginned up some bogus assault charge , got a hearing to make him quit or look bad, but they failed. Now they want an FBI investigation and Flake goes along as long as it’s done in a week. Yeah, like it will only take a week. Flake is another RINO useful idiot, good riddance. Benedict Arnold had nothing on Flake. Next they will request a special counsel. News alert: THESE SCUM WILL STOP AT NOTHING! Bring the vote, now.
The sleazy near “Borking” of Kavanaugh is the logical conclusion to the #metoo movement and the far-left’s attempt at a Marxist-style takeover by any means possible. They have been losing at the ballot box for years so their desperation has led to this, this despicable “soft coup” attempt.
Press secretary Sanders kicked out the Red Hen Restaurant in Virginia because of her politics. To the far-left morons equating this to the “gay wedding cake” fiasco, it is not. No baker refused service, just a “gay cake”. Furthermore, notice that nobody on the right is suggesting the government get involved here and put the Red Hen out of business: that is what the left does. Instead, we will use the marketplace to destroy this business…anyone who is not a left-wing nut should boycott the Red Hen immediately and forever. Done.
And there is more. Leftist activists are harassing the DHS Secretary at home:
Florida AG confronted at a Mr. Rogers movie:
And unrelated, the dumbest article of the day, NPR considers Trump cabinet members eating Mexican food to by “hypocritical”. Funny, I do not recall them saying this about Oblunder when he was locking up Mexicans!
As I predicted the other day, the left is becoming increasingly radical, militant and violent. It is long passed time to fight back with everything we have, including some of the same tactics they use.
Background: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was a rising Democrat star, rumored to be a future front-runner for the NY Governor and possibly a future presidential candidate. His career is now in ruins – couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. This is a man who saw himself as a crusader against all things Trump, filing suits against numerous Trump policies over things where I claim he had no jurisdiction. This is a man who threatened oil companies and their executives over so-called “climate change”. Pick a progressive cause and he was at the center of it. He held himself out to be a defender of women and a leader in the “MeToo” movement. Well, instead of fighting FOR women he apparently likes to simply FIGHT women. Four have come forward documenting his domestic abuse and more are certain to follow.
I always thought this guy was a power-mad scumbag and now we know it is true. Add “hypocrite of the year” to his title now.
Kudos to Ronan Farrow for first taking down Harvey Weinstein and now this rat. Farrow may be the only honest leftist (or maybe we can call him a liberal) on the planet. What he is doing shows a lot of guts. Dozens of people have been covering for these powerful progressives.
The far-left and their witless dupes in the GOP “Never-Trump” movement (Bill Kristol) have tried everything under the sun to get Trump: Russia, conspiracy, fraud, racism, ect, ect and nothing has worked. Now they are trying to convince the country that Trump is nuts based on the content of his tweets.
Here is my take: the tweets are the public entertainer Trump, not meant to be taken literally, or even seriously at times. What Trump has done (tax reform, slashing regulation, court appointments) and said in moments of statesmanship (his excellent speeches at the UN and in the Middle East) are matters of substance and show that he is serious about the job at hand. Meaningless tweets are him blowing off steam and are at worst, unstatesmanlike. Who cares? That the left and never-Trumpers (Bill Kristol) take his tweet about a “bigger button” as some sign that he is about to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea shows how clueless and stupid they are. Oh, and as an aside, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard (so-called conservative) is an arrogant, smarmy, treasonist, elitist, intellectually dishonest gas-bag who really longs for a statist dictatorship.