[quote author=DoberDaddy link=topic=28430.msg374879#msg374879 date=1547751135
Tyler, totally respect your opinion.
I can understand you not liking when companies take a stand, especially when it's something provocative, it makes people uncomfortable.
I watched it a third time, and I still don't think that it paints all masculinity as bullying and abusive, but you need to step out of yourself and see it from the other perspective, it's a huge problem, with many of the surveys saying that between 75-80% of women in the USA reporting having been sexually harassed or abused, by men. This is huge, this is a problem, these are your wives, mothers, girlfriends, daughters, etc. (as well as other men) They needed to make a point if people were not upset by it, then they didn't do their job.
I have a company that I hired a woman to be the CEO. In my other company, I brought on our first woman board member. My only child is a daughter. I'm very in tune with the issues of women in the workplace and elsewhere. Though, I don't think that's going to change by having a company that sells men's products (arguably the largest men's brand) lecture men through a commercial.
The intro to the commercial literally says, "toxic masculinity." The other ridiculous aspect is showing two young boys wrestling. Anyone that has spent time around young boys knows that it's natural for them to wrestle and it's not an act of bullying. There was some positive aspects of the commercial, like the man speaking confidence into his daughter, but I feel the overall tone of the commercial did more to harm their message than affect change.