Saturday, January 26, 2019

That razor ad

I finally got around to watching the razor advertisement that has so many people worked up.

I didn't think it was too bad, only a little insulting in the assumptions it made. But not very. I've known men like those portrayed negatively. But I also don't think all the behavior portrayed in a negative way is entirely negative. Not if I believe the species should continue. Perhaps that's the quibble.

If I had any of that company's products, I wouldn't toss them out over the ad. But I also wouldn't rush out to buy them in support of the company.

Not that I'm in the market for a razor.

I've never even used a modern safety razor (is that what they are called?) I have the same electric Norelco I've used a couple of times per week since my 17th birthday. I also shave with my knives sometimes when I'm bored. Once or twice I've even used an old straight razor which belonged to my great-great-grandfather (which is the razor pictured above). As a way to connect with family history, I guess.

The ad in question is just a case of a big company trying to look all SocialJusticy and score points with people who aren't even its customers. Probably not the smartest move, but not suicidal, either.


Reminder: I'm on the razor's edge and could really use some help.

This blog is my job.
YOU get to decide if I get paid.


  1. their product became preaching "social fantasy disease".

    inidividuals can choose if they want to fund such preachers.

  2. List of Procter & Gamble brands

    Brands with net sales of more than US$1 billion annually
    As of 2015, the company stated it owned the following brands with net annual sales of more than $1 billion:
    ユ Alwaysᅠmenstrual hygiene products
    ユ Arielᅠlaundry detergent
    ユ Bountyᅠpaper towels, sold in the United States and Canada
    ユ Charminᅠbathroom tissue and moist towelettes
    ユ Crestᅠtoothpaste
    ユ Dawnᅠdishwashing
    ユ Downyᅠfabric softener and dryer sheets
    ユ Fairyᅠwashing up liquid
    ユ Febrezeᅠodor eliminator
    ユ Gainᅠlaundry detergents, liquid fabric softener, dryer sheets and dish washing liquid
    ユ Gilletteᅠrazors, shaving soap, shaving cream, body wash, shampoo, deodorant and anti-perspirant
    ユ Head & Shouldersᅠshampoo
    ユ Olayᅠpersonal and beauty products
    ユ Oral-Bᅠinter-dental products
    ユ Pampers & Pampers Kandooᅠdisposable diapers and moist towelettes. The 2014 Financial Report lists Pampers as Procter & Gamble's largest brand.[2]
    ユ Panteneᅠhaircare products
    ユ SK-IIᅠbeauty products
    ユ Tideᅠlaundry detergents and products
    ユ Vicksᅠcough and cold products

  3. Brands by product type[edit]
    ユ Dawnᅠdishwashing liquid
    ユ Joyᅠdishwashing liquid
    ユ Gainᅠdishwashing liquid
    ユ Ivoryᅠdishwashing liquid
    ユ Salvo dishwashing liquid

    Menstrual hygiene
    ユ Alwaysᅠmenstrual hygiene products
    ユ Naturellaᅠmenstrual hygiene products
    ユ Tampaxᅠtampons
    ユ Whisper menstrual hygiene products

    ユ Ascend hair care products
    ユ Aussieᅠhaircare (shampoos/conditioners/styling aids)
    ユ Balsam hair coloring (part ofᅠClairol) sold to Coty Inc. on October 1, 2016
    ユ Braunᅠhair care and grooming products
    ユ Clairolᅠpersonalᅠproducts division of Procter & Gamble that makes hair coloring, hair spray, shampoo, hair conditioner, and styling products
    ユ Frederic Fekkaiᅠhair care products sold
    ユ Hair Foodᅠhair care products
    ユ Herbal Essencesᅠhair care products (part ofᅠClairol)
    ユ Head & Shouldersᅠshampoo
    ユ Natural Instincts hair coloring (part ofᅠClairol) sold to Coty Inc. on October 1, 2016
    ユ Nicky Clarkeᅠhair products
    ユ Panteneᅠhair care products (purchased fromᅠHoffmann-La Rocheᅠin 1985)
    ユ Perfect Lights hair coloring (part ofᅠClairol) sold to Coty Inc. on October 1, 2016
    ユ Rejoiceᅠhaircare products
    ユ Sebastian Professionalᅠhair products sold to Coty Inc. on October 1, 2016
    ユ Vidal Sassoonᅠhaircare products (purchased in 1984 fromᅠVidal Sassoon)
    ユ Wash & Goᅠhaircare sold to Conter S.r.l. effective June 30, 2015

    Healthcare products[edit]
    ユ Align probiotics
    ユ Crestᅠtoothpaste
    ユ Fibresureᅠsupplements
    ユ Fixodent denture adhesive
    ユ Scopeᅠmouthwash
    ユ Metamucilᅠlaxative/fiber supplement (acquiredᅠG. D. Searle & Companyᅠin 1985)
    ユ New Chapter dietary supplements[3]
    ユ Pepto-Bismolᅠover-the-counter drug for minor digestive system upset (acquired as part ofᅠNorwich Eaton Pharmaceuticalsᅠin 1982)
    ユ Prilosec OTC
    ユ Vicksᅠcough and cold products
    ユ Swisse
    ユ Vibovit (children & pregnancy vitamins)

    ユ Aceᅠstain removerᅠliquid
    ユ Bounceᅠfabric-softener sheet for dryers.ᅠThis commercialᅠfeatures a musical soundtrack to the tune ofᅠThe Outfield'sᅠLove.
    ユ Cascadeᅠdishwasher detergent
    ユ Fairyᅠdishwashing liquid, toilet soap, household soap, laundry detergent and dishwasher detergent
    ユ Febrezeᅠodor control
    ユ Flashᅠcleaning product
    ユ Infacareᅠbaby wash, sold to Ceuta Healthcare Limited effective March 1, 2012.
    ユ Jar dishwashing liquid and dishwasher detergent
    ユ Joyᅠdishwashing liquid
    ユ Mr. Cleanᅠhousehold cleaners
    ユ Puffsᅠtissues
    ユ Luvsᅠdisposable diapers

    ユ Safeguardᅠantibacterial soapᅠbrand[4]ᅠmarketed by Procter & Gamble, introduced circa 1965. Safeguard soap is marketed under the brand name Escudo in Mexico.[5]
    ユ Tideᅠdetergents
    ユ Viakalᅠcleaning products
    ユ Vizirᅠlaundry detergent
    ユ Swifferᅠcleaning products
    ユ Zevoᅠinsect control

    Laundry detergents[edit]
    ユ Arielᅠlaundry detergent
    ユ Boldᅠlaundry detergent
    ユ Bonux laundry detergent
    ユ Cheerᅠlaundry detergent
    ユ Dazᅠlaundry detergent
    ユ Downyᅠfabric softener
    ユ Era laundry detergent
    ユ Dreftᅠlaundry detergent
    ユ Gainᅠlaundry detergent
    ユ Ola laundry soap
    ユ PMC laundry soap
    ユ Tideᅠlaundry detergent

    Skin care[edit]
    ユ Doctor's Dermatologic Formulaᅠskincareᅠラ effective March 31, 2014, these TMs have been sold to Icedrops Limited
    ユ Fresco bar soap
    ユ High Enduranceᅠbody washes, deodorants byᅠOld Spice
    ユ Ivoryᅠbar soap
    ユ Moncler bar soapᅠラ Sold to Moncler
    ユ Olayᅠskin care products (acquired in 1985 as part ofᅠRichardson-Vicks Inc.)
    ユ Old Spiceᅠaftershave, skin care and hair care products (acquiredᅠShulton, Inc.ᅠin 1990)
    ユ Perla bar soap
    ユ Secretᅠantiperspirants and deodorants
    ユ Zirhᅠskin care business sold
    ユ SK-II (Japanese premium skin care)