Very True

I like to see who I'm talking to. More people should do that. Whatever floats your boat. Life is finite, I'm not spending the (already wasted) time I take to comment on the internet thread to do opposition research on the person who I'm talking to on the internet is. This isn't a date or a friendship. It's something we'll both forget about by tomorrow.

Blackmail implies I'm trying to coerce you. Hence why I wrote it in quotes

It also was perpetuated by Gen X male comedy writers, not feminists. When did I say feminists were the writers of this trope?

It's not even much of a thing any more I would actually argue it's more of a thing now. You named three "older" series (Macgyver, Texas Ranger, GI Joe). I'm 27, those were all before my time. Almost all the examples I can think of are 2000s to the present.

...and was almost entirely relegated to sitcoms and cartoons. I can think of movies & commercials wit the same trope. This is coming from someone who doesn't even own a TV and rarely goes to the movies. With my little exposure to media in day-to-day life I still come across it.

The commercial didn't demonize all men, or even most men. I'm not going to dissect the whole 1:48 long commercial so let's just use an example of one scene: the two boys using rough & tumble play in the grass while their supposedly-aloof father's (there's that trope again) stand their grilling. The kids didn't look aggressive or like they were causing any harm to each other. I am assuming you are a Peterson fan since you're here (maybe you're not, could just be passing through) but if you are you know how he explains the importance of this type of play in children development- both physically and mentally. Why is that demonized here?

it kind of makes sense for them to comment on what being a grown ass man is about: namely about honor and integrity Again, where does a transnational conglomerate, with proven poor business practices, get off giving a two-minute lecture about how their costumers have to change? Even though almost all men seeing that ad are honest, honorable well-intentioned people. Do you think an actual wifebeater would be sitting around watching that and then go "Damn, this razor company is right. I shouldn't be dragging Kate through the house by her hair." The sole purpose of the ad was to make the virtuous, who would eat it up, feel good about themselves (80% of women do the shopping for their family's home, interestingly enough.) Was their intention to demonize men? Maybe, maybe not. But that was the effect.

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