So no doubt everyone's heard that the corporate cornballs at Gillette have jumped on the male-bashing bandwagon and produced a virtue-signalling ad at the expense of most of its consumer base. Not that these corporate oligarchs care anymore about consumers anyway. There are plenty of NPC snowflake-boys---with more hair on their chins than their chests---who can keep Gillette domestically competitive with the company's foreign monopolies.
Gillette itself is a subsidiary of Wall Street transnational Proctor and Gamble. These are the same jokers who produced a controversial 2017 ad encouraging Black hatred of the police and fomenting racial division. Many saw a subtle misandry in that ad as well. But that's not the only time that P&G has been embroiled in scandal. In 2011, they were heavily sanctioned by the European Union for getting caught running a price-fixing scheme. Despite the company's virtue-signalling, they were exposed in 2016 profiting off slave-labor plantations in Indonesia.
The corporation is also heavily invested in political lobbying. They retain 30 lobbyists inside the Beltway---22 of whom are ex-government officials. They spend about $3 million annually on lobbying alone. Most of their contributions go to Democrats; and a whopping 43 Congressmen and Senators are invested in P&G stocks. Hillary Clinton received $60,000 from P&G in 2016.
The Board of Directors at P&G too is filled with this kind of political detritus. Among them are Frank Blake, former head legal adviser to the EPA; Angela Braly, former healthcare lobbyist, named by various business journals as the 4th Most Powerful Woman in America. She also sits on the Board of Exxon-Mobil and is a political ally of 'Rainbow Rex' Tillerson.
Amy L. Chang is also Senior Vice-President of Cisco Systems, a major government contractor. Kenneth Chenault is the former CEO of American Express and one of Harvard University's Board of Overseers. He's also on Facebook's and Airbnb's Board. He was donor to Barack Obama and several other Democrats. Billionaire Scott Cook, founder of Intuit, is also a P&G Board member. Cook is also a Harvard overlord; and has a political donation record of dumping thousands on whichever politician happened to be holding power at the time. Nothing like buying favors...
Joseph Jimenez, also of the P&G Board was head of Big Pharma megacorp, Novartis. Terry Lundgren, is formerly CEO of Macy's Department Stores and served on the Federal Reserve Board. Politically, he was allied with arch-RINO NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. James McNerney, former CEO of government contractors, GE and Boeing, also served on the President's Export Council under Obama. Nelson Peltz, billionaire figure in Agribusiness and close friend of the Bush Family joined in 2018. Meg Whitman, a billionaire former Republican politician turned Never-Trumper; Patricia Woertz, another Agribusiness executive; and Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico who infamously attained that post after his top rival was assassinated---round out this august group.
Given this backdrop of players, are we surprised at the Gillette ad? What we have here is a collection of people who've ridden the Revolving Door between Wall Street and the Deep State for so long that they have no idea what this 'toxic masculinity' they criticize even means. P&G's current CEO, David Taylor, is a career corporate bureaucrat. With what authority do any of them speak of gender relations? There is none: and we should take their opinions on the subject for what they're worth---which is nothing.
With the advent of the Trump Era, this type of corporate PC activism is waning in any real influence and really are nothing but the dying gasps of an Old Order, now passing into history. The days of in-your-face PC advertising---most of which were publicity stunts anyway---is over. More and more Americans are becoming less intimidated to stand up for their rights and alternatives to these virtue-signalling megacorporations are arising with the new emphasis on American entrepreneurialism. And thus the best way to fight oligarchies like P&G/Gillette is simply to go forward.