The Random Crap Thread 2: It Hits the Fan.

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Some are also saying that the ad calls men inherently bad just for being men.
"Psychologists defend claim of 'destructive aspects' to masculinity: Critics argue new psychology guidance pathologizes being male"
The American Psychological Association is on the defensive over its newly released clinical guidance for treating boys and men, which links traditional masculinity ideology to a range of harms, including sexism, violence, mental health issues, suicide, and homophobia. Critics contend that the guidelines attack traditional values and innate characteristics of males.
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pressure for boys to suppress their emotions [...] has been documented to lead to “increased negative risk-taking and inappropriate aggression among men and boys, factors that can put some males at greater risk for psychological and physical health problems.” It can also make males “less willing to seek help for psychological distress.”
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--Patrick
 
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I can sort-of see how the ad might be seen as an attack on all things male, if you don't watch the whole thing. The latter part clearly head perfectly masculine men standing up for women/children/others. Sooo...people not wanting to understand, I guess?
 
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I post my pen. Wanna fight about it?

Also there are vast huge reasons to hate Gillette, but that commercial isn't one of them.
 
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I just saw the 46th different state license plate on a car since I moved here to AZ.

I have only yet to see Maine, Vermont, Delaware, or Rhode Island.
 

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Neverwinter is fully voiced, which makes for some funny/awkward moments. Like when the NPCs in a graveyard tell you desperately that you need to get rid of all the whites. Racists.
 
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Yep. Turns out it doesn’t work (unless you count “using the resulting infection as a distraction”).
Says he dreamt up this idea “independent of any medical advice.”
Which is obvious, because any woman can tell you that having semen injected into you will CAUSE back pain, not cure it.

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Man maybe I am drunk and irritable but social media is weird. All this Kondo shit about books...you idiots on my feed who are complaining have never talked about books until someone told you to get rid of them and I think you're a bunch of pretentious fucks who like the idea of owning books more than you like the idea of reading them. And you like science headlines and memes more than you like science.

I'm not talking to yall. I'm talking to Facebook/Instaam people.
 
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a bunch of pretentious fucks who like the idea of owning books more than you like the idea of reading them
I was falling into that trap with my record collection. I was able to trade it in for something much more useful and rid myself of a space-eating white elephant.

And I still have my tunes for when I want them. :)
 
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Man maybe I am drunk and irritable but social media is weird. All this Kondo shit about books...you idiots on my feed who are complaining have never talked about books until someone told you to get rid of them and I think you're a bunch of pretentious fucks who like the idea of owning books more than you like the idea of reading them. And you like science headlines and memes more than you like science.

I'm not talking to yall. I'm talking to Facebook/Instaam people.
I'm not drunk, so I have no excuse for agreeing with you. It's a bunch of people who choose impressive-looking titles to include on their shelves rather than books they enjoy, which is why Kondo's emphasis on getting rid of what doesn't give you Joy flies past--none of it gives them joy.

At some point, even if buying a book with the best intentions, one has to realize "I'm never going to read this again." I've donated boxes and boxes of books to the library. Someone else can find joy where I did not, or the joy was only a one-time thing.
 

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I know I cannot speak for everyone, of course, but like the Starbucks cup situation, I have seen far more people talking about the "not all men" comments than I have actual "not all men" comments.
 
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I know I cannot speak for everyone, of course, but like the Starbucks cup situation, I have seen far more people talking about the "not all men" comments than I have actual "not all men" comments.
Clearly you didn't read the Twitter comments under the original commercial then. Because it was amazing.
 
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