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#105864 - 04/11/19 09:25 AM Re: Okay, new topic and maybe this will get an interesting answer [Re: Aran]
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#105865 - 04/12/19 04:43 PM Re: Okay, new topic and maybe this will get an interesting answer [Re: Zin]
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Maybe I am over-analysing and generalising here, but the original advert looks to be insulting me personally; in order to gain bonus points in the "currently-fashionable SJW arena."



DISCLOSURE:

I am a middle-class, middle-aged white male.
I have all the *coughs* "privileges" that apply to my race / class.


I have a lesbian sister who loves her wife.
I will kill to protect either of them.


I also have a (please excuse non-PC terminology), a genetic female niece who is currently transitioning to be male.
I will kill to protect him/her.


Neither of these things has any bearing on my choice of shaving products, and I find it rather upsetting that my choice of grooming products could brand me as mysogynist.


Looks like a cheap shot at getting publicity to me,
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#105866 - 04/12/19 11:07 PM Re: Okay, new topic and maybe this will get an interesting answer [Re: Fluffi]
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Originally Posted By: Fluffi
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Maybe I am over-analysing and generalising here, but the original advert looks to be insulting me personally; in order to gain bonus points in the "currently-fashionable SJW arena."

While I agree with this... I also at the same time don't understand why they would want to.

They have be gaining something somewhere from this. Something we aren't seeing.

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#105867 - 04/22/19 06:04 AM Re: Okay, new topic and maybe this will get an interesting answer [Re: Zin]
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Originally Posted By: Zin
Originally Posted By: Fluffi
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Maybe I am over-analysing and generalising here, but the original advert looks to be insulting me personally; in order to gain bonus points in the "currently-fashionable SJW arena."

While I agree with this... I also at the same time don't understand why they would want to.

They have be gaining something somewhere from this. Something we aren't seeing.



Oh come on!

You're more intelligent than that.


This is nothing but the result of a "focus-group" directing their current advertising campaign at hot-button issues of the day.


Seach YouTube for current popular topics....

ANTIFA, feminist SJW, Anti-AltRight, "there are 36 genders", BLM, etc, etc.


ALL of which portray an impression of the CIS, white, male dominating everyone else (and being a bit of a cunt about it.)

That's not me. I don't thinks it's you. But both of us were tarred with that brush.


If Gilette wants to truly follows the zeitgeist, then they would produce an advert which has a trans (either way), black person shaving; whilst saying "see - the white power-brokers have no control over me. Thats's why I choose Gilette!"
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#105868 - 04/22/19 08:47 AM Re: Okay, new topic and maybe this will get an interesting answer [Re: Fluffi]
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Originally Posted By: Fluffi
Originally Posted By: Zin
Originally Posted By: Fluffi
Reply To Thread....


Maybe I am over-analysing and generalising here, but the original advert looks to be insulting me personally; in order to gain bonus points in the "currently-fashionable SJW arena."

While I agree with this... I also at the same time don't understand why they would want to.

They have be gaining something somewhere from this. Something we aren't seeing.



Oh come on!

You're more intelligent than that.


This is nothing but the result of a "focus-group" directing their current advertising campaign at hot-button issues of the day.


Seach YouTube for current popular topics....

ANTIFA, feminist SJW, Anti-AltRight, "there are 36 genders", BLM, etc, etc.

But that's just it... This is just such a small minority... Why spend money to go after it in this fashion? It's a losing proposition. You don't make money by insulting your majority base of customers.

This isn't like a movie series... There isn't anything backing this. There's no investment in the future for me to buy products. And they aren't stupid... They have to know this.

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#105869 - 04/22/19 04:19 PM Re: Okay, new topic and maybe this will get an interesting answer [Re: Zin]
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You used the word in your own answer, but in a different context: "fashion"


These topics are incedibly important in our current obsessed-with-internert-trivia society.


"I buy Gilette 'cos I want wimmens to be more powerful" will sell a lot of razors, but in all honesty, if thy go flat-out and say "I buy Gilette because I hate Trump" they will sell a shit-load more.


This is not a good thing for your society.
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#105870 - Yesterday at 08:38 AM Re: Okay, new topic and maybe this will get an interesting answer [Re: Fluffi]
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Originally Posted By: Fluffi
You used the word in your own answer, but in a different context: "fashion"


These topics are incedibly important in our current obsessed-with-internert-trivia society.


"I buy Gilette 'cos I want wimmens to be more powerful" will sell a lot of razors, but in all honesty, if thy go flat-out and say "I buy Gilette because I hate Trump" they will sell a shit-load more.


This is not a good thing for your society.

But they didn't sell a shit load more. They spent a lot of money on an add that didn't get them more sales. o.0

And this is where I could be wrong... But I think this will hurt them in the future. The only reason I question why it won't, is because it didn't tank them in the present. They... Really didn't move at all. So they spent a lot of money to gain NOTHING.

So.. Unless this helps them in the future, it's a bad move. If Trump wins a second election, I think it's safe to say it was a stupid move... yes?

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