Today Gillette puts out the most creepy ad. This ad is all about how men have created a crisis of masculinity in America that men have trained their boys to be bad that men are somehow responsible for all of the ills in American society here’s a little bit of Gillette which makes its money off of men shaving which by the way shaving is a gender construct his shaving is that that’s something that society has placed on you so if we really want to get rid of the gender constructs we should put your let out of business nobody should shave men women nobody just let your natural body here grow free Gillette why can’t you get over your own gender biases, Gillette in any case runs a commercial all about toxic masculinity in order to virtue signal to the social justice warrior crowd is this the best a man can get because this is running and screaming and texting freak at people and a woman hugging a boy he’s been bullied he’s been going on far too and then we see men on TV sexually harassing women and boys watching on making the same old excuses okay Hugh pause it there for a second so these so the idea here is that all men are sitting by saying boys will be boys when boys do bad things and they’re a bunch of images here that just to make no sense.
Have you ever been at a party where one boy is beating the living hell out of another boy in there like seven and all the fathers are standing around by the barbecues going boys will be boys there are certain areas in which boys are boys they are rambunctious they’re aggressive they tend to fight each other more although that’s true I have never remotely seen a situation where two boys are beating the crap out of each other now the fathers are just standing around going you know boys will be boys you know fast the dad steps in and stops that stuff like immediately and then I love this little scene that they’ve got off a man in an office building putting his hand on a woman shoulder and saying what I think she means is because that’s totally equivalent to sexual harassment maybe she didn’t say
many more scenarios at a dinner party
where the woman is a woman’s planning what
the man just said and this happens allthe time all the time because men aredunderheads and men say dumb stuff andthen their wives have to step in and saywell you know Bob I think what youreally meant to say was because whenpeople say things that are dumb otherpeople want to explain away the thingsthey said that are dumb but any time aman any time man says this to a womannow it must be that it’s immediatelysexist and then you’ve got a bunch ofmen standing by the barbecues sayingboys will be boys because that’s whatmen have been doing for generations it’sjust shying shining pretending the toxic
masculinity and in toxicity is noproblem that’s it’s been too much malepresence that is destroyed Americathat’s really the message of thisGillette commercial and continues alongthese lineschange and then we get clips of anakasparian from the young turks come onand there will be no going back becausewe we believe in the best in men come onto say the right thing to act the rightway and that’s I think that’s myfavorite part of the commercial is agood-looking girl walks down the streetand a guy goes uh-huh and another guygoes hey dude not cool you cannot findthat girl attractive very bad I mean ifyou walk up to her and you ask her for
her phone number immediately you arepart of rape culture now it’s thiscommercial which lumps in masculinitywith toxic masculinity as though it’sbeen father’s inculcating toxicmasculinity is sheer nonsense you wantto know what has created seriousproblems in American society it’s a lackof men not over not not over a presenceof men it’s been dearth of men that hascreated massive problems in Americansociety today according to the US CensusBureau some twenty three percent ofAmerican children live with a singlemother that percentage has tripled since1960 as of 2012 fifty five percent ofblack kids and thirty-one percent ofHispanic kids live with one parentpredominantly the mother and are theygetting a male presence at school no itturns out seventy six percent ofteachers are femaleeighty percent of social workers arefemale at the same time toxicmasculinity has risen so maybe it’s thatin the absence of a strong male presenceproviding guidance to young men whileyou end up with is toxic masculinitybecause it turns out if you are gettingyour male influence from other teenagersteenagers are stupid and more aggressiveand they make worse decisions so it’snot that there’s been too many fathersinculcating bad ideas and their kidsit’s that there have been too fewfathers around to teach their sonsresponsibility and decency that’s themajor problem in American societynot too much masculinity this is whyit’s so ugly when folks on the Leftmerge masculinity and toxic masculinitywhen they suggest that you know it’sit’s really the presence of father’s andfathers have to rethink what masculinitymeans know maybe what you need is morefathers who thought along the lines oftraditional masculinity being agentleman taking responsibilityproviding containing your emotions tothe extent that they don’t take controlof you it’s reallyagain the fact is that it is dearth ofmen that have created that has createdthe massive problem 70% of inmates grewup in one parent home as of 1987 theCenter for Children and Families foundthat 70% of gang members high schooldropouts teen suicides teen pregnanciesand teen substance abusers come fromsingle mother homes so maybe the best aman can get is a father maybe the best aman can get is being a dad and a husbandmaybe the best a man can get is not lackof masculinity it’s more masculinitybecause traditionally masculinity iswhat stands between innocent people and wolves.