Razor Thin Wednesday

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The bond between men and their BBQ’s cannot be broken!

With men’s rights activists attacking the shaving accessories company Gillette for its new ad campaign pledging to promote positive images of masculinity in its future advertisements and work to combat bullying and sexual harassment, a number of observers on Tuesday noted that the company must be doing something right.

“I was expecting something controversial. But this ad basically says, ‘Don’t be a jerk. Don’t raise a jerk. Call out other men being for jerks.'” —Mikel Jollett
Gillette, which is owned by the multinational corporation Procter & Gamble, released a two-minute ad on Monday challenging their own longtime tagline, “The Best a Man Can Get.”

Showing a boy being bullied, men sexually harassing women, a man condescending to his female colleague in a meeting, and a group of men helplessly repeating the familiar phrase, “Boys will be boys,” the company asked its audience, “Is this the best a man can get?”

Some high-profile conservatives including TV host Piers Morgan and actor James Woods quickly and angrily suggested that the images Gillette showed did in fact represent the best men can get, pledging never to use the company’s products again in the face of its “assault on masculinity.”

Julia Conley @ COMMON DREAMS

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18 Responses to Razor Thin Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    I shave electrically, I use a deodorant by Gillette but will not toss.

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  2. Micki says:

    This article has application to an experience I had on Sunday.

    It was a lovely day. My Prius needed a bath. I stopped at the local DIY carwash. Splish, splash…I gave it a bath.

    Drove out of the carwash bay to wipe my car down, using an old bath towel.

    A young fellow, noticed me, walked over from his sparkly, tricked-out “ride” and said, “Here, use these microfiber towels — they work like a charm!” I told him thanks, said I’d hurry to return his towels….”no, no….you keep them…I have dozens.” Okay.

    He jaunts back to finish sprucing up his own car.

    Then, an older fellow notices me….he walks over, with a friendly smile…offers to wipe the roof of my car. Lickety-split, he gets ‘er done!

    I thank him. He comments on the beautiful day, etc. We engage in a bit of small talk.

    He asks, “Would you like to join me for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine? Luna Bistro is very close by.”

    I thank him politely, but say (ruthfully) that I’m having company for dinner and need to get home.

    He accepts that. We depart. (He drives off in his Tesla.)

    Monday, I mentioned my experience, in a positive way, to two women I know (not close friends) and they had conniption fits! “Who the hell do men think they are? You don’t look helpless! …. What an asshole…thinking you’d have a glass of wine with him just because he wiped down your roof! blah blah blah….”

    Moral of the story….?

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  3. Micki says:

    I’m getting rather weary of politicians throwing their hat into the ring for the most difficult, challenging executive job on Earth, believing that making a political statement on one issue is the path to meaningful leadership. Egads…we need a candidate who can win, who can bring the country back together, who knows how to manage a huge bureaucracy.

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  4. Den says:

    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said this week it will file for bankruptcy, raising concern that rates for electricity and gas will rise and victims of California wildfires who are suing the nation’s largest utility won’t get all the money they may be owed. PG&E says it can’t afford at least $30 billion in expected costs related to California’s deadly 2017 and 2018 wildfires. Filing for bankruptcy will allow the company to hold off creditors and keep providing service. (Crain)

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  5. °¿º Carol says:

    Looks like I’m stuck with the $221 that my car insurance went up. I told him that two different Progressive people told me the deer smack would be considered an act of nature. They were wrong, I must pay even though it clearly wasn’t my fault. If I switch car insurers, the deer accident follows me and the new company will nail me.

    From my agent:

    The accident with the deer isn’t the problem, it’s the claim that is surcharging you.

    Acts of Nature, anything non-collision (except animal hits)- Comprehensive

    Collision with anything (Property, other vehicles, objects) – Collision

    Anytime you file a claim you will likely be surcharged, and you lose a claims free discount. Claims will sit out there for 3- 5 years depending on the company.

    No adjustments to premium will be made mid-term during a policy period. But they will however show up at the renewal (commencement date) or if you are re-written elsewhere.

    Service people working for the company may not always be licensed or fluent in insurance law or aware of what changes can arise at renewals or re-writes.

    As I stated, I apologize for what these representatives have told you, however this is a claim, and it is out there and will pull in all reports run if you were to move to another company.

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    • Den says:

      I asked Laura, she works with a major ins. co., see what she says, sounds fishy to me.

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    • Micki says:

      Someone backed into my car in the local Community Co-op parking lot. I didn’t see it happen…but a couple of people did. No one got a license number, but said it was a very old Volvo with lots of statement stickers and a huge, jerry-rigged bike rack.

      Must have been the bike rack that punctured my back bumper, way low down…it was quite a hole, but not immediately visible.

      Anyway…at first I thought, it’s not immediately noticeable, Oh, to heck with it…deductible, etc. But, darnI hated KNOWING that hole was there…my car looks like new (well, almost)…I call my insurance broker, tell them what happened…they tell me who to go to. (None of this 3 bids malarkey or whatever like they used to require years ago.)

      Anyway, I got a pristine bumper. When new premium time arrived, my insurance actually went down by about $60 a year.

      Luck, I guess.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    A very slow 17 minutes to the crowded Hillside Cafe. The students are happier, noticeably so, compared to, say, 5 years ago. Plenty of lively young ladies here.

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  7. Den says:

    Big storm whipping up out there, probably lose power, tomorrows post scheduled, I have to go put my helmet on now, ta-ta.

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  8. David B. Benson says:

    Just saw a pix of Deb Haaland; striking.

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