Gillette is out with yet another misandrist campaign called Protest Against Smelly Stubble or PASS. As a part of this campaign which was designed purely to stop the growing trend in today’s youth of sporting the rustic look and to increase their sales. There are some imaginary figures like –
– 68% women say clean shaven men look good, or
– 88% women prefer clean shaven men, or
– 76% Hyderabad women seeking partners are looking for clean shaven men
Are all slogans designed to fool the generation and create misandry in the form of stating that it is the women (or here the company Gillette) that decides the sexual attractiveness of men.
To bolster this campaign Gillette has already brainwashed Bollywood stars and doctors with money and both male and female stars endorsing that clean shaved men look better or are better choice for females as mates. This blog explains it better –
After all, we know money speaks everywhere (This video was later removed by the owner after our protest) –
Alternately, you can also see the launch photos here –
To make this campaign stronger, Gillette now has roped in bloggers and asked them to write blogs and tag their blogging friends and designed the campaign in such a way that bloggers start writing imaginary stories how clean shaved men have improved their love life. Attractive prizes are offered so that bloggers also take part of this CONTEST and write some true or fake stories.
There is no doubt that when so many fake stories will float on internet with Bolly and Tolly wood celebrities also endorsing the thought that “Stubble = No Bath”, women prefer clean shaved men with some fake stats that no one knows how they were generated, some innocent men who prefer to keep beard or look better in beard will actually start shaving multiple times a day with the hope that they will attract more women. Without realizing that it is all part of a marketing plan of a multinational, where they decide what the trend should be.
Let’s look at some scientific research done on the subject of men and women sexuality by some world renowned universities. Studies done in University of Austria have shown that women are not attracted by beard or the lack of it, even the most empowered women in the west look for security and they get attracted to money and power of men, their cars rather expensive cars and NOT by their beard. In fact some of the bearded men were rated the best when their salary was raised to imaginary high figures –
Science of Sex Appeal (Discovery Documentary). See the video here –
Also regarding falling in love and continuing with the same, scientists have already proved that a chemical called Dopamine is responsible for love. See the video here –
Now let’s come to the body odor and sexual attractiveness of men. This scientific experiment shows the reasons why women may like some of smells depending on their fertile window. See the video here –
Now understand how the dating and mating system really works. See the video here –
So you see guy’s beard or no beard is actually not a constraint.
Now look at the survey done sometime back in a few cities –
This survey result clearly states that clean shaved men are outdated.
Or this news
Now let’s look at the celebrities who spoke that they like clean shaved men. –
- Anushka Sharma – she told something otherwise here. She likes more rugged look or men with beard. See the video here-
So she was bluffing in Gillette video. Or in the first one…or she is a liar who doesn’t know what she wants. Anyways, we know she can’t be trusted.
- Neha Dhupia – In this 2009 article she said she likes bearded men –
However, now she has changed her mind. We know some people are fickle minded and so we don’t want to believe them anyways.
- Sushmita Sen –
This video about Sush’s love life says she never had a stable relationship. Well, not going into her personal life, we can see that she in fact had better and sexier relationship with men with beard and she has ditched mostly men with no beard..
- Sonam Kapoor
She has already candidly admitted that she is not interested in men, hence her opinion about beard doesn’t matter
In this jungle of liars, only Malaika Arora Khan seems to have maintained her stance clear about bearded men. She has always claimed that she likes clean shaved men.
So it is clear that for creating business for multinational companies how film actors can change colors. We understand that if we believe these celebrities for any product they endorse then we will make biggest mistake of our lives. These film actors are only good at acting and we all know acting is making lies look like the truth.
The same can be said when bloggers who are writing blogs for this campaign and writing fake stories about clean shave and its benefits in winning partners. Dear fellow bloggers if you don’t maintain your standard and shun propagating this kind of falsehood then you will soon lose your popularity. One i-phone (won as a prize of this contest) can’t change your credibility for your readers.
Also all bloggers who are writing about this topic are actually confirming a very sexist approach that women have the right to decide what men should wear / sport. Well, do we ever tell women how to dress or what color of lipstick to wear or what length skirt to wear? If we do, then isn’t it considered as moral policing? Or sexist outlook? Then why is so much sexism spread widely by this company and we all are feeling ok about it? Shouldn’t they be banned from doing business in India for spreading falsehood without any scientific research?
Even though I hate creating religious sentiment for everything but this is clearly against Sikhs and Muslims who keep beard and also to some Hindu Sadhus who keep beard. This campaign is clearly against all these religions. All celebrities, media houses and bloggers who are writing or promoting this campaign is actually fueling this anti-religion sentiment.
How long we will fall prey to false propaganda of foreign companies and also contribute to the same?
Disclaimer – I am a clean shaved man and like my look that way but that is not because women around like me that way. It is because, I like myself that way and it is easier for me to be that way. But I would like to respect the choice of any one who thinks otherwise.