I haven't realized the magnitude of the California Stay at Home order until I saw this video.
My daily life has not been changed that much. Mainly because I'm a pretty boring person.
I still have a job that I have to go to.
The neighborhood is a little louder in the early afternoon than it was before.
There is less traffic on the road, but my commute didn't have much to begin with.
Seeing San Francisco during the day with no cars or people outside is striking in that there are always cars and/or people outside.
Gillette went and made an ad to back up a new campaign they are running.
Some say it is an attack on how men are raising boys.
Some say it is a small step to help men see that they do not have to be super masculine to be a man.
I do not understand the first reaction to this ad
It is a commercial to say, maybe there is a better way.
There are some
who think it is not a smart move because men have to be assholes, or something. I do not understand it.
I am in the camp of: Yes, there is a better way. No, men do not have to be creeps or assholes. Yes, men can have basic dignity.
I guess there are men out there who think that they should be able to take whatever they want whenever they want with no consequences because that's now the vikings lived or something. Again, I'm not sure what their belief system is. It isn't my belief system and I think that is the disconnect in the reaction to this commercial.
I am fairly positive that there will be no repercussions to the Gillette brand for this commercial. Much like the Nike boycott and other "stupid men boycotting brands because they suggested boys shouldn't be raised to be assholes boycotts" any suggested boycott will have no effect on Gillette.
It's not like Gillette is going to come out with a commercial in 2 or 3 months that's all, "remember that time we said we think men can do better? Yeah, f*ck that. We're advocating for The Purge now, suck it."