Dear Ladies, I love my stubble

Women Against Lazy Stubble (WALS), is a sexist hate campaign started by Procter and Gamble India Ltd. (P&G) to boost their sales of shaving products because the STUBBLE was slowly catching up as a fashion trend for men and this was hitting their businesses.

So, in order to boost their sales P&G has stooped to low levels of sexism to promote their business.

Women are being urged to detest unshaven men!

And P&G calls this as a welfare initiative for men! They are increasing competition in the already hyper-competitive life of men and that is welfare of men! Tomorrow my girl-friend will leave me because I could not find time to shave and she will go off with a “Clean Shaven Metro sexual” being influenced by this campaign then will P&G compensate me?

The campaign, as proclaimed by P&G, is based on a research by Neilson. Now how do I not know that when P&G can run a sexist campaign to boost their business, they cannot buy off Neilson’s research to suit their tailor needs. After all, business is a financial war and “Everything is fair in LOVE and WAR”.

And what does P&G say about this research below,

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/3345796/Women-prefer-men-with-stubble-for-love-sex-and-marriage.html

The above report says, “Stubble is the way to win a woman’s heart, a study has shown. Researchers found that women are more attracted to men with stubbly chins than those with clean-shaven faces or full beards.”

Or was it that such researches were harming P&G’s business prospects so they just bought up some research and promoted a sexist campaign roping in Bollywood actresses Minisha Lamba, Neha Dhupia, and Mugdha Godse to promote male-hatred with statements like. “Lazy men should shave.

So boyfriends of the above three actresses beware, inspite of all the efforts you are doing to woo your lady, if you do not get time to shave she will just leave you calling you “LAZY” and walk off to a Clean Shaven Metro Sexual or else P&G’s research will fail downright. And in case they don’t have boyfriends, I am not surprised.

Anyways, coming back to P&G, whatever they said to promote their products, “Women to detest unshaven men or men with stubble are lazy or Women or warpath etc.” is nothing but a hate speech. If we simply replace the word women with Hindus and men with Muslims then it becomes a communal hate speech. Similarly P&G have issued Gender Hate Speech against men and as a men’s rights activist it is not acceptable to me.

P&G has the audacity to call men with stubble as lazy. Well it must realize that Sikhs cannot shave as per their religious reservations. So by calling men with stubble or beards as lazy they have just called all Sikhs as lazy including the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Moreover, P&G has no right to impose conditions on men. Stubble is a man’s right and calling a man with stubble as lazy is infringement of men’s rights and is unconstitutional.

So dear ladies, sorry I love my stubble. Kindly adjust.

And for P&G, keep watching this space for more updates against your W.A.L.S. till you withdraw the campaign with a public apology to all men from your end as well as from the three actresses’ end.

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4 thoughts on “Dear Ladies, I love my stubble

  1. To,

    Gillette Personnel,
    (mittal.r.2@pg.com(Rashi Mittal, Manager – Influencer Marketing, Gillette, Procter & Gamble, India), anand@corvoshandwick.co.in, desai.a.1@pg.com, ambreen@corvoshandwick.co.in, rhea@corvoshandwick.co.in, walsstrikes@gmail.co, Dick_Cantwell@gillette.com (Vice President, Global Business Management, Gillette Grooming Products, Prudential Tower Building
    Boston, MA 02199-8004, he chaired the board of the MIT Auto-ID Center that developed RFID chips placed in gillette products, which invades into customers privacy by secretly photographing them, etc. For details see: GILLETTE’S SPY SHELF PHOTOGRAPHS CUSTOMERS!!- http://www.boycottgillette.com/spychips.html))

    Copy to Media Personnel,

    Hello all at Gillette,

    I was amazed to see the way you intrude into peoples life and their privacy, just to push your sales. After I sent the below email protesting against Gillette India’s WALS campaign(Women Against Lazy Stubble, as Gillette names it), I discovered that Gillette has been doing this to their customers across the world too, for years together.

    Its a shame on your part to call all this by fancy names such as “Influencer Marketing” , when its actually “Intrusive Coercion” on your part.

    I hereby boycott Gillette products for life, you will hear more from my friends who chose to do the same until you stop such uncouth sales tactics, be it women, be it a chip(Radio frequency Identification chips – RFID chips)

    Regards
    Gokul

    *************************
    Warm Regards,

    Gokul.P.R, http://gokul.go.to, 9821414336(Mumbai)
    Editor – http://www.siftimes.com , Director- http://www.pifngo.info
    Protect Indian Family: “For Family Harmony.. Against Legal Terrorism”

    *************************
    I blog at:
    http://at498a.blogspot.com
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    http://cruiserdeep.blogspot.com
    http://www.saveindianfamily.org/articles/articles.html
    __________________________________________________________________
    Cowardice asks….”Is it safe?”, Expedience asks “Is it politic?”, Vanity asks….”Is it popular?”… There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right: Martin Luther King, Jr.

    From: Gokul P.R
    Subject: WALS: AIMWA Demands an apology from you
    To: “Group SaveIndianFamily” , “mynationYG”
    Cc: ambreen@corvoshandwick.co.in, rhea@corvoshandwick.co.in, walsstrikes@gmail.co
    Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 7:55 PM

    Ohhh u guys don’t know how eager Gillette would be to get Men shaved all over their bodies(more blades consumed!)… that campaign is coming soon, and they will take support from some more body-waxing actresses that time too.

    See their intent(at http://shaveindia.com/index.php): Women on the warpath!
    Women from various cities across the country have decided to come out of their man’s shadows. They have joined forces to form an active change group called W.A.L.S. – women against lazy stubble. These women, joined by glamorous leading ladies like Neha Dhupia,Minissha Lamba and Mugdha Godse, have a single point agenda – to get their man to shave and come clean! If they are doing so much to look after themselves, it’s time men responded too!.

    May be Stayfree will now come after men urging to wear their product!!!.

    Dear Gillettians,

    Why don’t you just name your stupid campaign “Show me the money, honey” or something and be
    honest about this whole thing.

    PATHETIC!!!

    Yours Stubblefully
    Gokul

    — In saveindianfamily@yahoogroups.com, Myth Kumar wrote:
    >
    > Mr. Anand,
    >
    > > Did you even realize what sort of rubbish your’re talking while you
    > > were drunk with those bimbos that your pamper?
    > > Have you ever looked outside your lazy AC Cabin, how the Men around
    > > you toil the whole day just so that their women can spend those lazy hours
    > > making up their ugly faces whole day? For your kind information, it’s mostly
    > > the Real hard working, self-sacrificing Men that have the stubble, not the
    > > lazy metrosexual bums like you, that don’t care how many men die out there
    > > protecting the pampered women and metrosexual bums like you!
    > >
    > > You certainly owe a public Apology to all the Real Men out there, for
    > > not acknowledging the real sacrifices of Men, and being responsible for more
    > > than 58000 Men committing suicides every year, due to bitching by the
    > > pampered women and metrosexual bums like You!
    > > Wake up yourself, or else, the Real Men know how to kick you at the
    > > right place, to wake your likes up!
    > > —————————–
    > > Myth Kumar
    > > Bangalore.
    > >
    > >
    > > “Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever
    > > known were learned men.”
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:38 AM, Virag wrote:
    > >
    > >> All India Men’s Welfare Association (AIMWA) demands
    > >> unconditional apology from you for supporting WALS movement.
    > >>
    > >> WALS is an anti-male movement as it imposes conditions on men. Who is WALS
    > >> to ask when men when to shave and when not to shave.
    > >>
    > >> Do you have the guts to ask women to take up some load off men?
    > >>
    > >> If not, then you have no right to demand from men.
    > >>
    > >> A stubble is man’s right, how dare you ask men?
    > >>
    > >> Either tender an apology in the next 15 days or AIMWA will be forced to
    > >> take appropriate steps.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> —
    > >> Thanks & Regards
    > >> Virag
    > >> Bangalore
    > >> Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Sent from Karnataka, India

  2. Some more responses against Gillette: Boycott at Stock market and retail Market, see below

    On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Kumar Jahgirdar wrote:

    >
    >
    > HI
    >
    >
    >
    > Not only iam campaigning total ban of these companies but also Sell Stocks
    > in the market and reccomend my clients and contacts to dump these shares in
    > the market
    > as a mark of protest as shareholders we are also working with our media
    > friends to help us
    >
    >
    > LET THE MANAGEMENT NOT UNDERESTIMATE US
    >
    >
    > KUMAR V JAHGIRDAR
    > President
    > Childrens Rights Initiative For Shared Parenting (CRISP)
    > # 3, Natasha Penta, Infantry Road Cross,
    > Bangalore – 560 001, India.
    > Helpline No: +91 80 25593848
    > Mobile No: +91 98452 64488
    > http://www.crisp-india.org/
    >
    > — On Fri, 4/12/09, ponnappa bg
    <drponnappa@…>
    > wrote:
    >
    > From: ponnappa bg <drponnappa@… >
    > Subject: Re: Fw: [SaveIndianFamily] Mail to Proctor and Gamble (Opposing
    > Their Hate Campaign)
    > To: “Kumar Jahgirdar” <kvjahgirdar@… >
    > Date: Friday, 4 December, 2009, 1:31 PM
    >
    > thanks
    > i have decided to stop all P&G products starting now……..
    > i am taking a lead from this article, henceforth i will stop using products
    > which has misandrist advt and also campaign against such products.

  3. To,

    Gillette Personnel,
    (mittal.r.2@pg.com(Rashi Mittal, Manager – Influencer Marketing, Gillette, Procter & Gamble, India), anand@corvoshandwick.co.in, desai.a.1@pg.com, ambreen@corvoshandwick.co.in, rhea@corvoshandwick.co.in, walsstrikes@gmail.co, Dick_Cantwell@gillette.com (Vice President, Global Business Management, Gillette Grooming Products, Prudential Tower Building
    Boston, MA 02199-8004, he chaired the board of the MIT Auto-ID Center that developed RFID chips placed in gillette products, which invades into customers privacy by secretly photographing them, etc. For details see: GILLETTE’S SPY SHELF PHOTOGRAPHS CUSTOMERS!!- http://www.boycottgillette.com/spychips.html))

    Copy to Media Personnel,

    Hello all at Gillette,

    I was amazed to see the way you intrude into peoples life and their privacy, just to push your sales. After I sent the below email protesting against Gillette India’s WALS campaign(Women Against Lazy Stubble, as Gillette names it), I discovered that Gillette has been doing this to their customers across the world too, for years together.

    Its a shame on your part to call all this by fancy names such as “Influencer Marketing” , when its actually “Intrusive Coercion” on your part.

    I hereby boycott Gillette products for life, you will hear more from my friends who chose to do the same until you stop such uncouth sales tactics, be it women, be it a chip(Radio frequency Identification chips – RFID chips)

  4. Ohhh u guys don’t know how eager Gillette would be to get Men shaved all over their bodies(more blades consumed!)… that campaign is coming soon, and they will take support from some more body-waxing actresses that time too.

    See their intent(at http://shaveindia.com/index.php): Women on the warpath!
    Women from various cities across the country have decided to come out of their man’s shadows. They have joined forces to form an active change group called W.A.L.S. – women against lazy stubble. These women, joined by glamorous leading ladies like Neha Dhupia,Minissha Lamba and Mugdha Godse, have a single point agenda – to get their man to shave and come clean! If they are doing so much to look after themselves, it’s time men responded too!.

    May be Stayfree will now come after men urging to wear their product!!!.

    Dear Gillettians,

    Why don’t you just name your stupid campaign “Show me the money, honey” or something and be
    honest about this whole thing.

    PATHETIC!!!

    Yours Stubblefully
    Gokul

    — In saveindianfamily@yahoogroups.com, Myth Kumar wrote:
    >
    > Mr. Anand,
    >
    > > Did you even realize what sort of rubbish your’re talking while you
    > > were drunk with those bimbos that your pamper?
    > > Have you ever looked outside your lazy AC Cabin, how the Men around
    > > you toil the whole day just so that their women can spend those lazy hours
    > > making up their ugly faces whole day? For your kind information, it’s mostly
    > > the Real hard working, self-sacrificing Men that have the stubble, not the
    > > lazy metrosexual bums like you, that don’t care how many men die out there
    > > protecting the pampered women and metrosexual bums like you!
    > >
    > > You certainly owe a public Apology to all the Real Men out there, for
    > > not acknowledging the real sacrifices of Men, and being responsible for more
    > > than 58000 Men committing suicides every year, due to bitching by the
    > > pampered women and metrosexual bums like You!
    > > Wake up yourself, or else, the Real Men know how to kick you at the
    > > right place, to wake your likes up!
    > > —————————–
    > > Myth Kumar
    > > Bangalore.
    > >
    > >
    > > “Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever
    > > known were learned men.”
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:38 AM, Virag wrote:
    > >
    > >> All India Men’s Welfare Association (AIMWA) demands
    > >> unconditional apology from you for supporting WALS movement.
    > >>
    > >> WALS is an anti-male movement as it imposes conditions on men. Who is WALS
    > >> to ask when men when to shave and when not to shave.
    > >>
    > >> Do you have the guts to ask women to take up some load off men?
    > >>
    > >> If not, then you have no right to demand from men.
    > >>
    > >> A stubble is man’s right, how dare you ask men?
    > >>
    > >> Either tender an apology in the next 15 days or AIMWA will be forced to
    > >> take appropriate steps.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> —
    > >> Thanks & Regards
    > >> Virag
    > >> Bangalore
    > >> Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Sent from Karnataka, India

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