The new Gillette ad

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Yes, not sure what all the fuss is about. If you're not a dick, why would it offend you? Just give yourself a little pat on the back and carry on.
This has nothing to do with me or anyone else being a "dick" or not. This is a piece of fiction invented by advertising professionals. Let's not confuse it with social reality.

It offends me, like any other piece of holier-than-thou manipulation designed to occupy the moral high ground, because it treats people like gullible idiots. Unfortunately the "stupid but well-meaning" citizen is part of US folklore (Forrest Gump etc.) and there is a tedious tendency in the US media to moralise to those who are assumed to be in need of it. The fact that so many people in the USA reacted angrily to this ad is ample proof that Americans can in fact think for themselves.
 
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...The fact that so many people in the USA reacted angrily to this ad is ample proof that Americans can in fact think for themselves.
Amen, brother. However, I need to be frank in that the dislike/like is split right down political lines for the most part. For those who liked the ad all I can say is this:

 
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Much of the backlash to the recent Gillette ad has been focused on the perceived SJW/PC attack on men in general.
We, as supporters of the fine art of wet shaving can use this to our advantage by writing to the letters page in our local newspapers to explain that there is a better way.
Another approach would be a Twitter hashtag #DErazors or #InsteadOfGillette.
What do you all think?
 
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Much of the backlash to the recent Gillette ad has been focused on the perceived SJW/PC attack on men in general.
We, as supporters of the fine art of wet shaving can use this to our advantage by writing to the letters page in our local newspapers to explain that there is a better way.
Another approach would be a Twitter hashtag #DErazors or #InsteadOfGillette.
What do you all think?
I think it's a waste of time because we'd be treating the effect and not the cause of which I am unable to discuss due to forum rules on politics.
 
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Much of the backlash to the recent Gillette ad has been focused on the perceived SJW/PC attack on men in general.
We, as supporters of the fine art of wet shaving can use this to our advantage by writing to the letters page in our local newspapers to explain that there is a better way.
Another approach would be a Twitter hashtag #DErazors or #InsteadOfGillette.
What do you all think?
I think you are easily baited.

You wish to give them the free advertisement they were hoping for.
 
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