Society/Culture Corporate virtue signalling. Don't fall for it.

Soft Downhill Skier

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Their primary, and often only, concern is profit. There 'inclusive' statements are olive branches to a consumer market which no longer wants much to with regressive mutants.

Watching a giant corp labelled 'left' because of some tweet about gay marriage is falling to a brand of politics which wants identity politics to be litmus test. The tumblr left and Latham/Trump/Abbott right are in this category.
 

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I'll take 'Why woke capitalism is terrible on every level' for $500 please
 

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If people will vote for a candidate on something as meaninglessly insignificant as gender then they will definitely direct their spending towards products that can also have a simple, insignificant message.

Never underestimate how much people want to grandstand about how great they are, it's how I can get people to admit to horrible things and think they are making themselves look good. When you're offering a product that comes with a bonus of social virtue points, that cost nothing to produce, you're creating a point of difference - the only way it gets better is if these products come with an exclusive bumper sticker so you can tell everyone about it.

Humans love zero effort activism that makes them look good. There's a lot of money to make in that.
 

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Their primary, and often only, concern is profit. There 'inclusive' statements are olive branches to a consumer market which no longer wants much to with regressive mutants.

Watching a giant corp labelled 'left' because of some tweet about gay marriage is falling to a brand of politics which wants identity politics to be litmus test. The tumblr left and Latham/Trump/Abbott right are in this category.
Gillette ad really got under your skin eh
 

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Their primary, and often only, concern is profit. There 'inclusive' statements are olive branches to a consumer market which no longer wants much to with regressive mutants.

Watching a giant corp labelled 'left' because of some tweet about gay marriage is falling to a brand of politics which wants identity politics to be litmus test. The tumblr left and Latham/Trump/Abbott right are in this category.
You got a trifecta.
 

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What’s interesting is how NRx observations are mainstreaming. Can’t wait for open discussions on bioleninism.
 

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Their primary, and often only, concern is profit. There 'inclusive' statements are olive branches to a consumer market which no longer wants much to with regressive mutants.

Watching a giant corp labelled 'left' because of some tweet about gay marriage is falling to a brand of politics which wants identity politics to be litmus test. The tumblr left and Latham/Trump/Abbott right are in this category.
did you cut yourself with that disposable Gillette razor?

kudos to you SDS, you are one of the more elaborate trolls on Pigfooty
 
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Doesn't a boycott mean you've got to have been using it... and then stopped?

Which of you now boycotting, were using it before the ad?
I'm not boycotting anything. I don't care what companies have to say about anything in society. My post was in reference to recognising that ad campaigns like the Gillette one are all about the company and nothing to do with real problems in the world. It's PR, and IMHO everyone would be better off switching off the TV.
 

Soft Downhill Skier

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did you cut yourself with that disposable Gillette razor?

kudos to you SDS, you are one of the more elaborate trolls on Pigfooty
Im not sure what your point was, perhaps you've misunderstood mine.

We should not look to businesses as our ethical compass. Chances are, they're about branding and massaging the market.

I'm not saying Gilette's message is wrong. Taken in isolation, it's a good representation of positive masculinity. But they didn't produce it for anything other than marketing reasons.

Do you disagree?
 

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Their primary, and often only, concern is profit. There 'inclusive' statements are olive branches to a consumer market which no longer wants much to with regressive mutants.

Watching a giant corp labelled 'left' because of some tweet about gay marriage is falling to a brand of politics which wants identity politics to be litmus test. The tumblr left and Latham/Trump/Abbott right are in this category.
Throw the AFL in as a face painted mutant ******
 
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Yeah you say that, but don't pretend you didn't enjoy "stop stealing office stationary" round or "ugly fruit is still ok" round as much as the rest of us.
Wanna buy some cheap pens?
 
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